Sarah Huckabee Sanders Hit With Ethics Complaint After Calling for Jemele Hill to Be Fired

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the apologist mouthpiece for the Trump administration, is being hit with an ethics complaint for her words against ESPN’s Jemele Hill.

Advertisement

The Democratic Coalition, a super PAC clear in its disdain for the current president, filed an ethics complaint against the current White House press secretary, who said that a tweet from Hill calling the president a “white supremacist” was a “fireable offense.”

The Wrap reports that the coalition cited a federal law stating that any executive-branch employee is prohibited from influencing the employment decisions or practices of a private entity or company “solely on the basis of partisan political affiliation.”

“When Sarah Huckabee Sanders called for Jemele Hill to be fired by ESPN, she crossed the line and put herself in dubious legal territory,” coalition Chairman Jon Cooper said in a statement.

“For Sanders to publicly call for the dismissal of a Trump critic is bizarre and disturbing, to say the least,” Cooper added. “If anyone is to be fired, it should be her.”

Advertisement

Read more at The Wrap.

Share This Story

About the author

Angela Helm

Ms. Bronner Helm is a Contributing Editor at The Root. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.