- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Christina Freundlich, a former communications director for the Iowa Democratic Party who sparked outrage in March after taking a smiling selfie in front of a deadly New York City fire, has reportedly been hired as a spokeswoman for the Democratic National Committee.

Ms. Freundlich said in March that she was “deeply sorry” for the “careless and distasteful” photo she posted on Instagram that showed her flashing a peace sign with the caption, “Scene of the accident.” Behind her showed the East Village scene that had been cordoned off after an inferno destroyed two buildings and claimed two lives.

On Monday, the DNC press office issued a statement from Ms. Freundlich, identified as “DNC spokesperson,” that criticized Jeb Bush for a Medium post he wrote about President Obama’s economic policies, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

On her Twitter profile, Ms. Freundlich describes herself as “Southern Regional Press Secretary” for the DNC. It was not immediately clear when Ms. Freundlich was hired by the DNC, the Free Beacon reported.

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