Breitbart in Danger of Losing Capitol Hill Press Credentials

There are concerns it's too closely tied to a GOP advocacy group
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 25, 2017 1:21 PM CDT
Breitbart in Danger of Losing Capitol Hill Press Credentials
Breitbart is in danger of losing its credentials to cover Congress.   (Screenshot)

Breitbart's temporary press credentials to cover Congress won't be extended, and its application for permanent credentials is no longer being considered, Politico reports. The secretary for the Capitol Hill Standing Committee of Correspondents, which oversees credentialing, tells USA Today that Breitbart simply is "not ready." The committee only gives congressional access to news outlets it considers "legitimate." Its concern about Breitbart is that several editors are also employed by the Government Accountability Institute, which Steve Bannon used to run and which is funded by a major Republican donor. It also takes issue with Breitbart's lack of office space. Breitbart's temporary credentials expire at the end of May. It can reapply for access if it addresses the committee's concerns. (More stories.)

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