Club, Institute Issue joint statement supporting CNN reporter

The National Press Club and National Press Club Journalism Institute issued the following joint statement this morning in support of CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju, in response to an incident that took place Thursday involving the reporter and Sen. Martha McSally, R-Arizona, in the halls of the United States Capitol Building:

“Manu Raju is a consummate professional who is respected by his journalistic peers and the people he covers, politics notwithstanding. Stating the contrary is factually and ethically wrong," reads the statement by the Club and its nonprofit affiliate.