Fox News scored a huge coup when they hired Trey Gowdy after he decided to retire from Congress.
Trey couldn’t handle working in the swamp that is Congress – a job he never truly liked and decided to take his talents back to the law.
“Whatever skills I may have are better utilized in a courtroom than in Congress, and I enjoy our justice system more than our political system,” he said at the time.
So it came as a surprise that Fox News was able to hire him as a contributor after he left Congress and it turns out the gig was short-lived.
Now, Fox probably did the right thing here as Trey is officially working to help Trump fight back Pelosi and the Democrats ill-conceived impeachment as many would say it is a conflict.
But with all the conflicts at CNN and MSNBC one wonders… that said, Trey will probably get a lot of face-time on Fox defending Trump as with most DC impeachment’s this will be fought in the media as much as in the halls of Congress.
The network hired the former congressman at the beginning of the year.
As a former high-profile member of the House of Representatives, Trey Gowdy was a big hire for Fox News, which hired him earlier this year as a contributor.
But, as Gowdy joins President Trump’s team as an outside legal counsel, the network is separating from him.
On Wednesday, a Fox News spokesperson sent a statement to The Hollywood Reporter that read, “Trey Gowdy has been terminated and is no longer a contributor.”
Anchor Melissa Francis announced the president’s appointment and mentioned to viewers that Gowdy “was” a Fox News contributor. He will now be helping the president face down an impeachment inquiry.
New: A Fox spokesperson says Trey Gowdy has been "terminated and is no longer a contributor."
The move comes after the White House retained Gowdy as outside counsel for the House impeachment inquiry.
Gowdy had just been hired as a Fox contributor in January.
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) October 9, 2019