Doug Jones Supports CNN's Jim Acosta

Alabama's junior senator offered support to controversial CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, whose press pass was suspended after he was accused of placing his hands on a female White House intern.   

Jones tweeted:  "Freedom of the press was considered by our founding fathers of such importance that they made it 1st. In America, we should not only applaud the tough questions- but strive to answer them honestly... & ensure the press is able to keep power in check. Without exception.  #Acosta"

Acosta and the intern tangled when she tried to take the microphone from him during a post-election press conference, after the president called on a different reporter.     

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted that Acosta's conduct was "absolutely unacceptable."  Acosta denied any wrongdoing.

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