With Representative Jason Chaffetz expected to resign from congress at the end of the month and be brought on to Fox News as a contributor, it’s interesting to learn that the network may instead be trading talent with our Congress.Earlier today, Fox News’ Eric Bolling announced that he’d be running for the U.S. Senate. Bolling, a co-host of the “Fox News Specialists” and host of “Cashin’ In”, had just signed a three-year contract at Fox, but says that he’s interested in challenging an incumbent Republican senator in a southern state “when the lights go down on the TV career.” His contract at Fox is the only thing standing in the way, currently.
According to Politico, in a recent telephone interview from Fox News headquarters in New York City, Bolling said “A lot of Republicans run as conservatives only to be elected, and we find out they’re not conservative at all,” who considers himself one of President Donald Trump’s longest and most loyal supporters.Bolling, who grew up in Chicago and went to college in Florida, declined to specify which Southern state’s Senate seat he’d run for, which senator he would challenge or even when it would happen (it could be “never” or when his current contract runs out in three years, he said). He also denied he’s taking any concrete actions to run, including speaking with consultants – “no, no, friends” he said when asked if he’s had conversations about planning a campaign. But shortly after discussing his possible future in politics, Bolling began expanding on his “Wake Up America” monologues, sounding every bit the politician.
<“It’s a strong, common-sense conservative voice that I think we need to continue going forward. I think it’s important for Republicans and conservatives to have a strong right wing conservative common sense voice highlighted and [Fox is] giving me that opportunity, to their credit, and I’m thankful for that."
Given the lack of a specified seat he’d run for, it appears that Bolling’s plans are still in the “pipe-dream” phase for now, though he is promoting the news on his personal social media accounts.
Personally, I think Bolling should run for a Senate seat in New York. It’s a harder goal than running as a Republican in the South – but they could use a Republican more[Note: This post was written by Matt Palumbo. He is a co-author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left, and can be found on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]