How About If None of You Go!

The association of journalists covering the State Department on Monday issued a statement protesting the decision to bar NPR’s diplomatic correspondent, Michele Keleman, from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s government airplane on an upcoming trip, which includes a stop in Ukraine.

Journalists covering the department have “a long tradition of accompanying secretaries of state on their travels and we find it unacceptable to punish an individual member of our association,” Shaun Tandon, president of the State Department Correspondents’ Association, said in a statement.

The State Department announced the decision on Sunday after Pompeo’s outburst last week when another NPR journalist, All Things Considered host Mary Louise Kelly, questioned him about Ukraine during an interview.


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