Michael Calderone reports:

After 44 staffers were laid off at CQ-Roll Call last week, veteran editor Brian Nutting emailed the entire editorial staff demanding answers from management's about the cuts.

Now, he's been fired, according to multiple newsroom sources.

Given how popular Nutting was at CQ, and his 27 years of service, several staffers told me this morning that the news is both upsetting and demoralizing.

Read Nutting's original e-mail here.