ABC News suspends journalist over "socialist" remarks in Project Veritas sting

“Any action that damages our reputation for fairness and impartiality or gives the appearance of compromising it harms ABC News and the individuals involved,” an ABC News spokesperson said in a statement. The spokesperson added that “to avoid any possible appearance of bias, [Wright] will be reassigned away from political coverage when he returns.”…

In the seven-minute video, which features choppy editing and only the occasional glimpse of the face of the man identified as Wright, the correspondent is also asked whether he would consider himself a democratic socialist, the ideology claimed by Democratic presidential frontrunner Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“Like, more than that, I consider myself a socialist,” Wright appears to respond, explaining that he favors “national health insurance,” “reining in corporations” and narrowing the wealth gap.