Fox News this week announced that former U.S. Senator Scott Brown has been hired to provide political commentary across a variety of Fox News programs. He will appear on both daytime and primetime programming for the cable news network.
Brown is a former "half-term" U.S. Senator from Massachusetts who won a special election for the seat in 2010, after Senator Ted Kennedy died. Brown was defeated by now-Senator Elizabeth Warren in last year's election after a relatively close and well-publicized campaign.
“I am looking forward to commenting on the issues of the day and challenging our elected officials to put our country’s needs first instead of their own partisan interests,” said Brown.
Brown made his debut on Fox News on Sean Hannity's primetime show last night, February 13. In his appearance he explained his decision not to run in a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry, who became U.S. Secretary of State at the beginning of this month. Brown cited his many recent campaigns and the massive fundraising that would be needed for such a run as factors, but also called congress "dysfunctional and extremely partisan."