CNN execs defend new employee Sean Duffy after colleague & # 39; s him & # 39; an anti-immigrant fool & # 39; because he suggested that Alexander Vindman was loyal to Ukraine and not to the US
- Former congressman Sean Duffy was hired by CNN last week as a commentator
- He has spent his time on the network defending Donald Trump vocally
- Duffy was accused by his fellow employees of his & # 39; anti-immigrant bigotry & # 39; after he suggested that Trump prosecutor Alexander Vindman was loyal to Ukraine
- Executives defended him and said it was & # 39; difficult & # 39; is to find people to defend Trump in the air
CNN executives have intervened to defend the new commentator Sean Duffy after being labeled by fellow employees as an & # 39; anti-immigrant bigot & # 39; for doubting Alexander Vindman's loyalty to the US while testifying against Trump about the Ukrainian scandal.
Duffy, a former congressman from GOP and one of Trump & # 39; s wildest supporters in the house, was hired as a full-time employee of the network last week and has since spent his time vocally defending the president.
But he found himself in hot water with his colleagues on Tuesday after raising doubts about whether Vindman, a veteran wounded in Iraq, was loyal to America.
Sean Duffy, a former GOP congressman who became a CNN employee, was criticized for his & # 39; anti-immigrant intolerance & # 39; after questioning the loyalty of Alexander Vindman
CNN executives were forced to defend Duffy (pictured together with wife Rachel Campos-Duffy, a Fox and Anchor employee), saying that representing Trump & # 39; s views is important on the network
Vindman was born in Ukraine, but left the country with his mother of three.
Duffy said on Tuesday's new day: & It seems very clear that he is incredibly worried about the Ukrainian defense.
& # 39; I don't know he's worried about US policy. & # 39;
He later said that Vidnman has an & # 39; affinity & # 39; had with Ukraine, suggesting that he does not feel the same affinity with America.
CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin later beat Duffy for his & # 39; insanity, and frankly, anti-immigrant intolerance & # 39 ;.
Anchor Brianna Keilar later tore Duffy the same day for & # 39; anti-immigrant intolerance & # 39 ;.
Vindman testified to the intelligence committee that he was worried about Trump's call with Ukrainian President Zelensky and that parts of the transcript were changed
As a congressman, Duffy was one of Trump's biggest cheerleaders and has continued to defend the president since he was hired by CNN last Sunday
After the criticism, CNN Vice President Rebecca Kutler defended the decision to hire Duffy in an interview with Politico.
She said that CNN reports from all points of view and that & # 39; have people who support President's policies are part of it & # 39 ;.
In a more general defense of Duffy, she pointed to his reputation as a five-term representative for Wisconsin and said that he & # 39; can share with our audience what is important to the voters he represents and how it will affect the 2020 elections & # 39;
Duffy announced that he was withdrawing from Congress in August to spend more time with his family before the arrival of his ninth child with wife Rachel Campos-Duffy, a Fox News employee and host to Fox Nation.
He then said that the couple had discovered that the new child has a heart condition, which means that they need & # 39; more love, time and attention & # 39 ;.
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