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After House Passed Bill Tightening Controls On Syrian Refugees, a CNN Reporter Tweeted This

"You should be fired for this."

Image source: Twitter

UPDATE, 10:18 p.m. ET: CNN reporter Elise Labott has apologized for her tweet.

UPDATE, 7:10 p.m. ET: A CNN source told TheBlaze that reporter Elise Labott has been suspended for two weeks.

A CNN reporter wrote on Twitter that the Statue of Liberty had bowed its head "in anguish" after the House passed legislation strengthening the screening process for refugees fleeing war-torn Syria.

CNN global affairs correspondent Elise Labott made the remark shortly after the bill passed the lower chamber 289-137.

Most news organizations require reporters refrain from commenting on policy issues in a partisan way.

Image source: Twitter

Immediately following the tweet, Labott was sharply criticized online for failing to abide by one of journalism's basic rules.

A spokesperson for CNN did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday from TheBlaze.

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