CNN has formally apologized to the Republican candidates for allowing a person who’s affiliated with the Hillary Clinton campaign to pose a question during last night’s debate.
Retired Brigadier General Keith Kerr asked the candidates about their views on the question of gays in the military. But conservative bloggers quickly revealed that Mr. Kerr is listed as a member of the Clinton campaign’s steering committee on gay and lesbian issues.
Said David Bohrman, CNN Senior Vice President and the executive producer of the debate, in a statement: “We regret this, and apologize to the Republican candidates. We never would have used the General’s question had we known that he was connected to any presidential candidate.”
The network says it verified Mr. Kerr’s military background and that he had not contributed any money to any presidential candidate.