CBS has just fired one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican.”
Hayley Geftman-Gold, the network’s now-former vice president and senior counsel, took to social media after a gunman opened fire at a music festival in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and injuring more than 500 others.
“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Geftman-Gold on Facebook, most likely referring to Sandy Hook. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
According to her LinkedIn bio, Geftman-Gold worked at CBS since September 2016 and graduated from the prestigious Columbia University law school in 2000.
“This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS. Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families,” a CBS spokeswoman told Fox News.
Before yesterday, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history was the shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, where 49 people were killed after gunman Oma Mateen opened fire during a Saturday night Latinx dance party and drag show.
U.S. President Donald Trump said during a press conference: “We are joined together today in sadness, shock and grief… It was an act of pure evil.”
Hillary Clinton was also vocal after news of the shooting broke. She said, “Las Vegas, we are grieving with you — the victims, those who lost loved ones, the responders and all affected by this cold-blooded massacre.”