White House press secretary Sarah Sanders responded to the lawsuit filed today by CNN and Jim Acosta over his pulled “hard pass,” calling it “grandstanding” and noting that the network has “nearly 50 additional hard pass holders”:

The story from the White House now seems to be that Acosta was monopolizing the floor when he wouldn’t relinquish the microphone, which was undeniably true:

Full statement here:

Of note, Sanders did not mention at all about the physical contact between Acosta and the White House intern:

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