News Anchor Resigns for Defending Kavanaugh

October 7, 2018 Updated: October 7, 2018

A CBS affiliated local veteran news anchor, Kris Long, resigned on Oct. 5 because he chose to defend Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Facebook.

Long used to work in Palm Springs, Calif., about two hours east of Los Angeles.

Here's a nice pic I got of you today, Kris Long!!

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Renee Schiavone‎‏ في الجمعة، ١٢ فبراير ٢٠١٦

Long wrote a 400-word post on Facebook on Sept. 17 regarding Kavanaugh’s accusation and received a variety of comments. He appeared on the evening news that same night but has not returned since. He also deleted the post the following day.

“The previous post to this page has been deleted. This is a sensitive and controversial subject and I apologize for any offense that this has caused,” he wrote.

The previous post to this page has been deleted. This is a sensitive and controversial subject and I apologize for any offense that this has caused.

تم النشر بواسطة ‏‎Kris Long‎‏ في الثلاثاء، ١٨ سبتمبر ٢٠١٨

Later, he submitted his letter of resignation, and the company issued an statement on Oct. 5 saying his resignation was “effective immediately,” according to USA Today.

“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,” Gulf California Broadcast Company General Manager Jerry Upham wrote.

“I want to thank those who have offered support and apologize again for any I may have offended,” Long said on the same statement. “ I hope to return to the news business in the future.”

Many people left Long with encouraging notes on his Facebook after they heard he resigned.

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Oct. 6. He denied multiple accusations against him and testified that he had never committed any act of sexual misconduct toward anyone.

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