By  Andrew Kugle

CBS legal executive Hayley Geftman-Gold was fired over comments she made on social media about not being sympathetic toward victims of the Las Vegas shooting because they were likely Republicans.

On Sunday night, at least 58 people were killed and more than 500 were injured when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on country music festival attendees from his 32nd floor room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, according to local authorities.

Geftman-Gold wrote in a Facebook post comment how she didn’t have any hope  that Republicans, “Repugs,” would “ever do the right thing,” and that she isn’t sympathetic to the shooting victims because country music fans are often “Republican gun toters.”

The Daily Caller was the first to report on her comments.

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” Geftman-Gold wrote on Facebook. 


“I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”


 


Monday night she issued a statement of apology. 

Hayley Geftman-Gold, the network’s now-former vice president and senior counsel, said, “Earlier today I posted an indefensible post in a Facebook discussion thread concerning the tragic Las Vegas shooting, a statement I sincerely regret.

I am deeply sorry for diminishing the significance of every life affected by Stephen Paddock’s terrorism last night and for the pain my words have inflicted on the loved ones of the victims.

My shameful comments do not reflect the beliefs of my former employer, colleagues, family, and friends. Nor do they reflect my actual beliefs — this senseless violence warrants the deepest empathy. I understand and accept all consequences that my words have incurred.”

A CBS spokeswoman told Fox News that Geftman-Gold, “who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS.

Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families.”

Geftman-Gold took to Facebook after a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, killing at least 59 people and sending more than 510 others to hospitals.

 

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