CNN named Republican spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores as its new political editor — a decision that’s been widely panned with many complaining about her lack of journalism experience and close ties to the Trump administration. Does the choice create a conflict of interest or is there an upside to hiring an outsider?

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Jon Keller of WBZ News, former CNN White House Correspondent Dan Lothian, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Callie Crossley of WGBH News.