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The White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) on Wednesday voted to remove a news outlet from the White House briefing seat rotation after a reporter for that outlet violated social distancing policies put in place by amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The WHCA asked reporters in March not to attend White House press briefings if they do not have a seat. The association has limited seating in the briefing room to 14 outlets per day in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines on social distancing amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
The article goes on to state the following:
The news came after Chanel Rion, a reporter for the conservative One America News Network, stood in the aisle of the briefing room to ask questions at press briefings on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings without having an assigned seat.
“According to OANN anchor Alex Salvi, Rion was invited as a special guest of White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham,” Fox News reported. “OANN, Rion, and the White House did not immediately respond to Fox News’ requests for comment.”
The WHCA Board said in a statement:
“As you are all aware, the WHCA issued a policy last month to restrict seating in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room to comply with CDC guidelines on social distancing. Under this policy, we have asked reporters who don’t have a seat not to attend press briefings.
“We are writing to inform you that the WHCA Board has voted this evening to remove a news outlet from the rotation for a seat in the briefing room. We did this because a reporter for this outlet twice attended press briefings in contravention of this policy.”
WHCA Statement on Removing News Organization from News Briefing Seat Rotation pic.twitter.com/KL3XcPq7Rt
— WHCA (@whca) April 1, 2020
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