A veteran CBS news anchor in California has resigned after defending Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from an 11th-hour allegation of sexual assault during his confirmation hearings, the Palm Springs Desert Sun reported.
In a Sept. 17 Facebook post, Kris Long wrote that “few things are more serious than rape,” but that the timing of accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s claim “stinks of political maneuvering,” Fox News Digital reported. The post drew160 comments.
Long has been off the air at CBS Local 2 since the post, the Desert Sun reported, and issued an apology the following day.
“I wish I hadn’t written [the post] because it’s caused me a lot of headache, this is a sensitive and controversial subject and I apologize for any offense that this has caused,” he wrote, Fox New reported.
In a written statement last Friday, Gulf California Broadcast Company General Manager Jerry Upham wrote that the Palm Springs CBS affiliate had accepted Long's resignation “effective immediately.”
“Kris Long has been an integral part of this company’s news organization and we’d like to thank him for his many years of service,” Upham wrote.
Long also commented in the same written statement that “I want to thank those who have offered support and apologize again for any I may have offended. I hope to return to the news business in the future.”
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