Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, New York representative, criticizes CNN for hiring a former Jeff Sessions spokeswoman.
CNN announced yesterday that Sarah Isgur Flores, a spokesperson for Jeff Sessions at the time he was US Attorney General, would help oversee the coverage of the 2010 presidential campaign as a political editor of the office. network in Washington.
Ocasio-Cortez said the hiring – which according to CNN itself caused "controversy" – was another example of a qualification that went beyond "meritocracy".
In its own coverage, CNN stated that employees were "concerned".
"They are asking what Isgur's role will be, and whether his sudden move from the Trump administration to CNN's newsroom is an ethical violation," said Brian Stelter of CNN Business.
The network describes Flores as a "long-time Republican political agent who previously worked for Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz and Mitt Romney".