Business Insider

Fox News suspends Newt Gingrich amid speculation that he could be Donald Trump’s running mate

Fox News is suspending its relationship
with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
amid speculation that he could be Donald
Trump’s running mate.
In a statement on Tuesday, the network
announced that it was cutting ties with
Gingrich in order to avoid potential
conflicts of interest.
“Fox News Channel has mutually agreed
to suspend its contributor agreement with
Former Speaker of the House Newt
Gingrich effective immediately. Due to the
intense media speculation about
Gingrich’s potential selection as Donald
Trump’s vice presidential candidate, we
felt it best to halt his contributor role on
the network to avoid all conflicts of
interest that may arise,” Fox News
Executive Vice President Jay Wallace
said.
Gingrich is one of four potential
candidates who Trump said he’s seriously
considering to serve as his running mate.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, General Michael
Flynn, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
are also considered top contenders for
the job.
A longtime Fox commentator, the former
speaker was previously suspended from
the network before launching his 2012
presidential bid. This is relatively
commonplace for the network, which cut
ties with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson
in 2014 before his bid, and placed former
Sen. Rick Santorum in 2012 on leave
before his campaign.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Business Insider

Fox News suspends Newt Gingrich amid speculation that he could be Donald Trump’s running mate

Fox News is suspending its relationship
with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich
amid speculation that he could be Donald
Trump’s running mate.
In a statement on Tuesday, the network
announced that it was cutting ties with
Gingrich in order to avoid potential
conflicts of interest.
“Fox News Channel has mutually agreed
to suspend its contributor agreement with
Former Speaker of the House Newt
Gingrich effective immediately. Due to the
intense media speculation about
Gingrich’s potential selection as Donald
Trump’s vice presidential candidate, we
felt it best to halt his contributor role on
the network to avoid all conflicts of
interest that may arise,” Fox News
Executive Vice President Jay Wallace
said.
Gingrich is one of four potential
candidates who Trump said he’s seriously
considering to serve as his running mate.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, General Michael
Flynn, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie
are also considered top contenders for
the job.
A longtime Fox commentator, the former
speaker was previously suspended from
the network before launching his 2012
presidential bid. This is relatively
commonplace for the network, which cut
ties with retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson
in 2014 before his bid, and placed former
Sen. Rick Santorum in 2012 on leave
before his campaign.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: