UPDATE: CBS has confirmed that Hayley Geftman-Gold was fired over her statements.
“This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS. Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families,” a CBS spokesperson told Fox News on Monday.
A top-level CBS lawyer wrote on Facebook that she is “not even sympathetic” after the mass shooting at a country music concert that left at least 58 people dead and hundreds more injured.
Hayley Geftman-Gold, the network’s vice president and senior counsel, wrote on Facebook: “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs [sic] will ever do the right thing,” according to a message that has since been deleted.
A screenshot of her exchange on Facebook was first captured and reported by The Daily Caller and Fox News.
“I’m actually not even sympathetic bc [sic] country music fans often are Republican gun toters [sic],” she wrote, according to Fox.
Geftman-Gold is presumably referring to the massacre at Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012 that left 20 children and six adults dead. It sparked a mass debate on gun control.
— magalopes (@mlwelch31) October 2, 2017
A CBS spokesperson told Fox News that the company “is looking into the matter.”
Geftman-Gold started working at CBS—but not with the CBS News division—since September 2016, according to Fox News.
Her Linkedin and Facebook profiles can no longer be accessed by the public.
According to Vocativ, she planned an impromptu Hillary Clinton victory party in Brooklyn on Election Day last year.
Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 people from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas late Sunday night, Oct. 1.
He reportedly killed himself as SWAT team members attempted to breach his hotel room door.