Fox News now welcomes former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany to the contributing team—making this the first gig she has accepted since she left the White House in mid-January.
Fox News announced the big news for the network through host Harris Faulkner while on the air.
“It is my distinct pleasure to welcome Kayleigh McEnany to the Fox family,” Faulkner said, according to NBC. “We will be seeing much more of her.”
The Daily Caller reported Tuesday that McEnany would be moving into a contributor’s role for the conservative outlet.
As McEnany was named former President Donald Trump’s press secretary in April 2020 following the departure of Stephanie Grisham, there has been an ongoing campaign on the part of Biden supporters to blacklist McEnany from being able to hold any other employment in the future.
“Joseph R. Biden supporters are advocating a reign of shunning and purging President Trump’s supporters in Washington,” The Washington Examiner reported late last year. “As the presumptive president-elect struck a unity theme during his Saturday night speech, some backers espoused another idea: Dox and cancel Trump world.”
At the time, the now-defunct Trump Accountability Project set up a Twitter account that focused on blocking jobs for anyone who worked to help Trump become president or who worked for him during his time in office. It is not clear why the Twitter account shut itself down.
“Remember what they did” served as the group’s logo.
“We must never forget those who furthered the Trump agenda,” the site said. “Those who took a paycheck from the Trump Administration should not profit from their efforts to tear our democracy apart. The world should never forget those who, when faced with a decision, chose to put their money, their time, and their reputations behind separating children from their families, encouraging racism and anti-Semitism, and negligently causing the unnecessary loss of life and economic devastation from our country’s failed response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
The Examiner also drew out the point that far-left Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez of New York also engaged in “retaliation talk for unspecified crimes by urging followers to create an anti-Trump archive as evidence.”
“Is anyone archiving these Trump sycophants for when they try to downplay or deny their complicity in the future?” AOC posted to Twitter. “I foresee decent probability of many deleted Tweets, writings, photos in the future.”
McEnany has arguably become most well-known for her calm and collected fielding of questions from a hostile adversarial press during daily briefings. In December she reflected on the media bias against conservatives during an interview with the Daily Caller.
“No matter what Republican administration it is, Republican women are just treated differently by virtue of their party ideology,” McEnany said. “It’s unfortunate, but if you are a Republican, male or female, you will be attacked particularly in the Trump administration because the media always is keen to demonstrate their innately liberal bias.”
McEnany also came under fire from Fox News anchor Neil Cavuto for pushing the voter fraud narrative, with Cavuto saying: “I just think we have to be very clear. She’s charging the other side as welcoming fraud and welcoming illegal voting. Unless she has more details to back that up I can’t in good countenance continue showing you this.”
It is still uncertain if McEnany will continue see continued pushback and attempts to derail her career for her part in the Trump administration. Though she made regular appearances on Fox News when she served under the administration, it is possible that her continual appearance on the network may drive up ratings—one area where the network has suffered in the past few months.