No wonder so many U.S. politicians have announced their retirement recently — their new jobs might be more secure. Amid a hiring spree of ex-congressmen, governors and such among news outlets, Fox News Channel has joined the fun and signed GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy as a contributor.
The former Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and member of the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees will offer political and legal analysis FNC and Fox Business Network’s daytime and primetime programming.
Among his appointments during Gowdy’s eight years representing South Carolina’s 4th District, he chaired the House Select Committee on the Benghazi attack and played a key role in Congress’ probe into then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s role in the 2012 terrorist attack that killed four Americans in Libya. He also got plenty of screen time — including many shouted mild expletives — during last year’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Brett Kavanaugh.
Gowdy’s hiring follows that of retired Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona joining CBS News on Tuesday; NBC bringing on ex-Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri); and CNN signing as contributors former Ohio Gov. and 2016 GOP presidential candidate John Kasich — who also inked with CAA this month — Andrew Gillum, who ran for Florida governor last year; and ex-Reps. Mia Love (R-Utah) and Luis Guiterrez (D-Illinois). McCaskill and Love fell victim to midterm elections in November.