In a recording obtained by The Washington Post on Wednesday, Khemlani told staffers: “If you look at some of the people that we’ve been hiring on a contributor basis, being able to make sure that we are getting access to both sides of the aisle is a priority because we know the Republicans are going to take over, most likely, in the midterms. A lot of the people that we’re bringing in are helping us in terms of access to that side of the equation.”
CBS’s decision to employ Mulvaney as a paid on-air contributor “embarrassed” employees, one unnamed worker told the Post. An MSNBC op-ed called the far-right pol a “partisan hack.”
Mulvaney appeared on CBS News on Tuesday, calling President Joe Biden’s proposal of a minimum tax rate on extremely wealthy households “really difficult” to implement, the Post noted.
Mainstream outlets have been hiring political figures from the Trump administration recently.