WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 09: Representative Matt Gaetz (R-FL) during a House Armed Services Subcommittee hearing with members of the Fort Hood Independent Review Committee on Capitol Hill on December 9, 2020 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Army has fired or suspended 14 leaders at Fort Hood following an investigation into the death of Specialist Vanessa Guillén and numerous other deaths and reports of sexual abuse on the military base. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

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Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz again teased a possible early retirement from Congress on Wednesday, saying he’d been speaking to executives at popular right-wing news networks to suss out possible gigs. But his job hunt hit an early stumbling block when a Fox News spokesperson said the network had no interest in hiring him.

Gaetz told the Daily Beast he had been talking to major right-wing news networks including Newsmax, the One American News Network, and Fox News, over the past weeks.

“Yes. I’ve had many conversations with many people about life after Congress. These conversations have been very general in nature and have never included me soliciting or receiving an offer of employment,” he said.

Gaetz went on to say that there was “not a single conservative television station” that he had not had a “passing conversation with about life after Congress.” 

“I have neither received nor solicited offers from any of them. But yes, I’ve talked to either executives, producers, or hosts at Newsmax, OAN, Fox, Fox Business, Real America’s Voice, and probably others I’m forgetting in this moment as I focus intently on refuting false accusations against me,” he said. 

But Fox News denied this through a statement to …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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