CNN suspends reporter for tweeting in favour of Syrian, Iraqi refugees

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CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott was suspended on Thursday for two weeks after she tweeted about the US House of Representatives voting on a bill that would make it harder for Syrian and Iraqi refugees to enter the US.

Labott was reacting to the House of Representatives passing the bill that would suspend the programme allowing Syrian and Iraqi refugees into the country until US national security agencies certify that they don’t pose a security risk. The tweet garnered almost 2,500 retweets and more than 3,500 likes.

Labott eventually apologised for her original tweet saying it was wrong of her to “editorialise”.