Reps. Lummis and Franks call on NPR CEO Vivian Schiller to resign over Juan Williams firing


Wyoming Republican Cynthia Lummis is calling for the resignation of National Public Radio Chief Executive Vivian Schiller.

Lummis is collecting signatures for a letter to Schiller requesting a meeting with her in December, and asking her to step down due to NPR’s firing of Juan Williams.

“Your action in terminating the employment of Juan Williams over a personal, and honest viewpoint which he expressed as part of a national discussion constitutes a serious breach of the public’s trust,” the letter reads.

It continues, “Your actions jeopardize NPR’s credibility as a news organization and the expectation of openness that underlies its public funding.”

One of the letter’s signers, Arizona Republican Trent Franks, has suggested that George Soros take over the funding of NPR in its entirety.

Read More: By Caroline May, The Daily Caller


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