The U.S. Senate Daily Press Gallery once again struck down Breitbart’s
application for permanent congressional press passes Tuesday, according to Buzzfeed’s Steven Perlberg
The Gallery, a committee of journalists responsible for granting credentials to news organizations, denied Breitbart
“hard passes” due to a number of inconsistencies in the right-wing outlet’s application.
The standing committee had previously rejected Breitbart’s
application on March 27, citing a lack of transparency in the website’s ties to Rebekah Mercer
, whose family invests in Breitbart
, and the Government Accountability Institute, a conservative nonprofit co-founded by Steve Bannon
The committee again convened Tuesday, to read a letter from Breitbart
CEO Larry Solov
, detailing the organization’s independence from Mercer and the GAI.