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Donna Brazile Explains Why She Accepted Fox News Job

“I know I’m going to get criticized from my friends in the progressive movement for being on Fox News,” she said.

Donna Brazile Explains Why She Accepted a Role at Fox News
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Fox News announced Monday that former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile would be joining the network as a paid contributor. Brazile posted an opinion piece on Foxsnews.comexplaining why she accepted a job with the network .

The network is often criticized by progressives as having a cozy relationship with President Donald Trump. To get ahead of the potential backlash, Brazile wrote, “I know I’m going to get criticized from my friends in the progressive movement for being on Fox News. My response is that, if we’ve learned anything from the 2016 election, it is that we can’t have a country where we don’t talk to those who disagree with our political views.

“There’s an audience on Fox News that doesn’t hear enough from Democrats. We have to engage that audience and show Americans of every stripe what we stand for rather than threat into our ‘safe spaces’ where we simply agree with each other,” she wrote. “For there is no safety in self-limiting numbers. You can be darn sure that I’m still going to be me on Fox News. I’m going to do what I always do: and dish it out straight, exactly as I see it, with just as much New Orleans hot sauce as folks expect.”

Before joining Fox News, Brazile previously served as a pundit on CNN. She resigned from her position in October 2016 over e-mails suggesting she provided Hillary Clinton’s campaign with knowledge of questions that were slated to be asked when she appeared on Democratic campaign events hosted by the network.

She addressed her departure from CNN during a SiriusXM interview with host Joe Madison, reports The Washington Post. “My conscience—as an activist, a strategist—is very clear. if I had to do it all over again, I would know a hell of a lot more about cybersecurity.”

Offering analysis on Fox News and Fox Business Network’s daytime and primetime programming, Brazile is scheduled to make her first appearance on Fox News’ The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino at 2 p.m. Monday.

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