A U.S. congressman has said that CNN’s political bias is so manifest that it influences every story the network airs.
Rep. Byron Donalds (R-FL) critiqued the cable news network’s ideologically driven coverage after a high-profile showdown with “New Day” host Brianna Keilar over his exclusion from the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).
Rep. Donalds, who is serving his first term in Congress, has yet to have his application to join the Democrat-dominated CBC approved, seven months after taking office. In an interview last month, Keilar suggested that Donalds should blame the delay, not on the CBC’s liberal political orientation, but on his conservative views and support for former President Donald Trump.
“Do you think your defense of [Trump] might be incongruent with the mission of the CBC?” Keilar pressed Donalds. She interrupted his answer, saying accusatorially, “You defended him.”
“First of all, what the president said in the past has nothing to do with this discussion at all,” Rep. Donalds said at the time. “As