CNN suspended a reporter Thursday after she posted a tweet about the U.S. House of Representatives voting to block Syrian refugees from entering the country.
CNN did not immediately respond to a BuzzFeed News request for comment.
The suspension came after Labott tweeted that the "Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish." The tweet referred to the House passing a bill that would stop the resettlement of Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the U.S.
The bill was supported by House Republicans, as well as 47 Democrats. The Obama administration urged Democrats to reject the bill and has threatened a veto. However, with so much Democratic support, Republicans should have enough votes to override a presidential veto.
The bill passed amid growing concern in the U.s. about refugees in light of the Paris terror attacks last week.
Labott's initial tweet was met with complaints that she was expressing bias when she should remain neutral.
In an indication of how divisive the refugee issue itself is, however, Labott also received support on Twitter, including from members of the media.
Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.
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