Mike Pompeo Joins Fox News as a Contributor

Mike Pompeo Joins Fox News as a Contributor
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference held in the Hyatt Regency in Orlando, Fla., on Feb. 27, 2021. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Fox News announced Thursday morning that former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would join Fox News as a contributor, and his debut will be on Friday’s Fox & Friends.

“Mike Pompeo is one of America’s most recognized and respected voices on foreign policy and national security issues. I look forward to his contributions across our range of platforms to share his distinct perspective with our millions of viewers,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said in a statement.
Pompeo served as the CIA director and secretary of state under former President Donald Trump. Before that, he was a U.S. representative for a Kansas district in the lower chamber. After he left office, Pompeo joined the conservative think tank Hudson Institute.

“As a now-former diplomat and member of Congress, and in this new role at Fox News Media, I intend to give viewers a candid, no-nonsense look at geopolitics, international relations, and the America First policies that helped chart the course for unprecedented American prosperity and security,” Pompeo said in the statement.

Pompeo is a staunch supporter of Trump’s “America First” policy. He once said former Secretary of Defense James Mattis was “dead wrong” to advocate eliminating “America First” from the national security strategy. In February, he told The Epoch Times that the “American First” policy succeeded in a wide range of foreign policy areas that others thought were impossible, such as moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

Pompeo is the latest from the Trump Administration to join Fox News. Former press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Fox News in September 2019 after she left the White House. She left the network in January to run for governor of Arkansas.

Former Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow and former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany have joined Fox News since February and March. Trump’s daughter-in-law and former senior adviser to his campaign, Lara Trump, also joined Fox News as a contributor in late March.

Pompeo will offer analysis across all Fox News Media platforms, including Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network’s daytime and primetime programming.

As a notable former cabinet member with a solid conservative track record, Pompeo hasn’t ruled out the possibility of running for President in 2024.

“I’m always up for a good fight,” he responded to the question of a possible 2024 run from Fox News Sean Hannity last month.

Zachary Stieber and Allen Zhong contributed to this report.