Democrat grifter Al Sharpton is demanding a “full explanation” from CNN over the network’s decision to fire embattled former star anchor Don Lemon.
Sharpton, outraged over the news, issued a statement expressing how “stunned” and “shocked” he is that CNN would fire Lemon.
“We are completely stunned at the termination of Don Lemon,” Sharpton said in his statement
“Throughout his career, Don has been a superb journalist who was very open to the civil rights community on issues others wouldn’t touch,” the company continued.
“Don’s voice has been invaluable to the conversation of how we become a more just nation.
“With the health of our democracy undergoing perhaps its greatest test, we cannot afford to silence his voice.”
Sharpton went on to cite Lemon’s statement and demand that CNN executives explain themselves.
“We would like to know what he alludes to when he said there are greater things at play, which is why we urge for a full explanation as to why he was let go in such a fashion,” the statement concluded.
Others were not as shocked at Lemon’s firing given the many controversies that arose during his tenure at CNN.
Some viewers were offended at Lemon’s behavior during CNN’s New Year’s Eve coverage when he appeared to get drunk on-air as the evening progressed.
Lemon was accused of sexual harassment in a lawsuit from 2018, but his accuser later recanted his claims.
Despite previously giving a detailed account of the allegations in the lawsuit, he later said that he had mysteriously misremembered the incident.
In one shocking incident, he is alleged to have texted threats to Kyra Phillips while she was on assignment in Iraq.
Another report said that CNN executives were exasperated at a contentious interview Lemon had with Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy.
During the interview, Lemon twisted the conversation and berated the entrepreneur for opining about racism in the U.S. without being black.
At one point, Lemon can be heard telling his producers to effectively shut up as they’re speaking to him in his earpiece.