Minnesota Governor Apologizes to CNN President for Camera Crew Arrest

Minnesota Governor Apologizes to CNN President for Camera Crew Arrest

The Governor of Minnesota Tim Walz has apologized to CNN President Jeff Zucker for the arrest of a camera crew in Minneapolis on Friday morning. CNN reporter Omar Jimenez and his crew were taken into custody live on air with questionable justification.

Walz, a Democrat, has said he is working to secure the release of the crew. The conversation between Walz and Zucker was reported by CNN’s John Berman. The New Day host interrupted a conversation with a guest to announce the news.

“But we have breaking news on the situation involving the CNN reporting team,” he said. “CNN President Jeff Zucker just spoke with the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz who says he deeply apologizes for what happened.”

“He is working to have the CNN team released immediately. ‘It was unacceptable and totally inadvertent what happened. They clearly had the right to be there, the CNN team. We want the media there to cover this. It is never acceptable for this to happen.’ The Governor accepts full responsibility.”

“Again, a conversation between CNN president Jeff Zucker and Tim Walz apologizing for what happened to the CNN team.”

Watch the video above, via CNN.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor