Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany will be joining Fox News.
Fox News’ Harris Faulkner made the announcement on Tuesday, “It is my distinct pleasure today to welcome Kayleigh McEnany to the Fox family. We’ll be seeing much more of her in the future.”
Watch her comments below:
After airing the first part of her interview with Kayleigh McEnany, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner makes this announcement:— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 2, 2021
"It is my distinct pleasure today to welcome Kayleigh Mcenany to the Fox family. We'll be seeing much more of her in the future." pic.twitter.com/qB5VUKZa3L
McEnany accepted the role of White House press secretary last spring and told reporters during her first press briefing, “I will never lie to you, you have my word on that.”
Her statement was included on the list of most notable quotes of 2020, as IJR previously reported.
McEnany has received criticism for pushing disinformation from the podium.
CNN’s Jim Acosta shouted a question at McEnany as she left the briefing room, “Isn’t it hypocritical to accuse others of disinformation when you spread it every day?”
Acosta later shared a video on Twitter of McEnany claiming Trump has “taken all statutory requirements necessary to either ensure a smooth transition or a continuation of power.”
Acosta wrote, “Fact check: There won’t be a ‘continuation of power.’ That’s disinformation.”
During her first interview since Trump left office, McEenany commented on the riot at the U.S. Capitol on the day Congress was certifying Biden’s electoral victory.
“I think at the beginning of the day, before everyone went to the rally, everyone was expecting peace,” McEnany said during her appearance on Fox News on Tuesday.
She added, “We had been to hundreds of rallies — I’ve probably been to hundreds at this point, certainly many dozens — and they were nothing but peaceful events, and we expected that day to be the same.”
McEnany explained it was “a very hard, difficult day in the White House.”