On Thursday, a bill passed the House making it tougher for refugees from Syria and Iraq to enter the United States and it seems Elise Labott doesn’t agree with it.
After Elise Labott tweeted her feelings about the bill, it was retweeted more than 1,000 times and liked more than 2,000 times.
Elise Labott later apologized for giving her opinion on the matter, but it was too late.
Elise Labott’s stance already had mass support.
— Elise Labott (@eliselabottcnn) November 19, 2015
— stu stein (@thestustein) November 19, 2015
Of course, there were also several that called Elise Labott out on her bias.
— RB Hammer (@hammers877) November 19, 2015
— John O'Connell (@anvilinvest) November 19, 2015
Elise Labott covers U.S. foreign policy and international affairs for CNN. However, the question arose about whether or not she has a right to voice her opinion.
Things I can say since leaving WaPo: Bravo @eliselabottcnn for what you tweeted about refugee bill.
— Rajiv Chandrasekaran (@rajivscribe) November 20, 2015
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) November 20, 2015
What do you think? Shouldn’t Elise Labott have the basic right to express her opinion on the goings on in Washington just like the rest of us? Or do you think she should stay silent since she is a journalist?