The White House Correspondents' Association won't have to decide whether to approve Sean Spicer for credentials to cover press briefings, after all.
The former White House press secretary had his application canceled by his own employer, Newsmax, as President Joe Biden's administration was considering whether to grant him access to the daily briefings he once hosted under former president Donald Trump, reported Politico.
The right-wing news outlet "formally rescinded" Spicer's application because they "already had enough people covering the White House," according to a spokesperson.
"Newsmax already had two correspondents that work with the White House press corps," said a Newsmax spokesperson in a statement. "Emerald Robinson and John Gizzi serve as our primary White House correspondents. Given the current limited seating for daily briefings, we are pleased with our current representation, and at this time, don't see a need for additional personnel assigned there."
Spicer previously told Politico that he'd applied on a whim for access to the White House briefing room."I thought, why not?" Spicer said. "I cover the White House every day on the show, and I have obviously had a lot to say about the coverage of the White House and the Correspondents' Association over the last few years. You're never gonna effect change if you stay on the sidelines."