They should have blocked her a long time ago.

Courtesy of Politico

The White House Correspondents’ Association said on Wednesday it was booting a media outlet from its rotation of news organizations that get seats in the White House briefing room after one of its reporters twice defied social-distancing policies amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement emailed out toward the end of Wednesday’s coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, the WHCA board reminded members of its temporary rules, which restrict seating in the room to a rotation of only a little over a dozen journalists a day, separated by more than one seat in the room. The rules also bar journalists from standing along the sides or back of the room, which would typically be packed during a normal briefing.

“Under this policy, we have asked reporters who don’t have a seat not to attend press briefings,” the board’s note read.

“We are writing to inform you that the WHCA Board has voted this evening to remove a news outlet from the rotation for a seat in the briefing room,” it continued. “We did this because a reporter for this outlet twice attended press briefings in contravention of this policy. We do not take this action lightly. This is a matter of public safety.”

The statement did not name the outlet it was kicking out of the rotation, but only Chanel Rion, a correspondent for the fringe conservative cable channel One America News Network, was seen standing in the back of the room when the president called on her to ask a question.

You may remember Rion as the lunatic who asked this question during a briefing in mid March.

Apparently she has been getting into the briefings, despite not being on the list, by claiming to be guest of White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham. 

Which means that Trump really wants her there and is likely to throw a fit over this. 

You might remember that OAN was also the “news outlet” that provided Rudy Giuliani with a platfrom from which to tell all of those lies about Joe and Hunter Biden.