Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany landed a spot as a Fox News contributor, the network announced Tuesday.
McEnany was named as former President Donald Trump’s press secretary in April 2020, replacing Stephanie Grisham. McEnany, before her time as press secretary, had served as Trump’s campaign spokeswoman.
Fox News host Harris Faulkner announced the former press secretary’s position with the network on-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 a contributor at the network.
Notably, there was a campaign from supporters of President Joe Biden to blacklist McEnany and other Trump administration officials from future employment.
“Joseph R. Biden supporters are advocating a reign of shunning and purging President Trump’s supporters in Washington,” The Washington Examiner reported in November. “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 so-called Trump Accountability Project, which is now defunct, set up a Twitter account that focused on blocking jobs for anyone who worked to help Trump become president or who worked in his administration.
“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.”
As noted by the Examiner, far-left Rep. Alexander Ocasio-Cortez of New York, too, 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 was known for her calm handling of an 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.”
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