Restrictive Rules on Press Will Hinder Coverage of Impeachment Trial
Participated in a letter (with the Reporters Committee and other news media organizations) sent to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer. The letter opposes restrictions to be placed on the press during the Senate impeachment trial of President Trump. The reported restrictions on the use of electronic devices and on the ability of reporters to question lawmakers as they move about the Capitol, plus additional security screenings, will hinder reporting without an obvious security benefit, the letter states. These overly restrictive regulations will impede journalists’ efforts to share timely and accurate updates and commentary with the American public. The letter urges the Senate Rules Committee and Senate security officials to reconsider these regulations.