Marie Harf, a former Obama administration spokeswoman-turned-Fox News pundit has decided to leave the network and join a lesser name 2020 Democratic Presidential candidate out of Massachusetts, Congressman Seth Moulton.
On Wednesday, Harf announced her decision on her Fox News Radio show, which pairs her with co-host Guy Benson of Townhall.com.
As for the future of the show…stay tuned for some exciting updates tomorrow & in the coming weeks! 🎙🇺🇸
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) May 9, 2019
Not much is known about Rep. Moulton. He’s a Marine Corps officer veteran who announced his candidacy last month and is currently polling at under 0.5% in a crowded Democratic field.
A lot of conservatives never signed on to bringing Harf onto the network, and that includes a lot of Democrats who have found contributor paychecks from the Fox News network. It’s the new way they decided to go and the still claim the #1 Cable Network banner, so they don’t have to make too many changes.
Harf, 37, was the spokeswoman for the U.S. State Department during the Obama administration after previously working at the CIA.
In 2015, she defended Obama’s strategy to defeat ISIS claiming jobs were the key. “They’re in this fight with us. But we cannot win this war by killing them. We cannot kill our way out of this war. We need in the medium- to longer-term to go after the root causes that lead people to join these groups, whether it’s lack of opportunity for jobs,” Harf said.
This prompted mockery from conservatives on Twitter and the trending hashtag #jobsforisis. But she was defended by figures from across the political spectrum when she was branded a “dumb blonde” by the mayor of Ankara and won praise from the Right for her ability to articulate moderate Democratic positions on Fox.
It is not known what role Harf will take on the campaign. [Washington Examiner]
Was never a big fan of Marie Harf on FOX News. Away she goes
— Paul Vandenburgh (@PaulVandenburgh) May 8, 2019
Wow, Marie Harf is leaving her job to join the campaign of Seth Moulton, who as I have said before is NOT ACTUALLY A REAL PERSON, but a presidential candidate I invented to prank my co-workers. I feel this trick has gone too far now! https://t.co/ATTPpjVhKd via @thedailybeast
— Jason Linkins (@dceiver) May 8, 2019
Im sorry but i can not take watching marie harf on your program you just lost a [email protected]
— Mario Botelho (@tatataz51175) January 15, 2018
Not a fan of Marie Harf when she appears on The Five!. A little too full of herself and a little too snarky!#TheFive
— Sophie the Bassett 🌈❤️ (@bassettsarebest) April 17, 2019
Not a Marie Harf fan. Also not a fan of making fun of the way someone talks. Way to keep elevating the discourse Limbaugh.
— Shawn Hairston (@JetJacket) February 20, 2018
How many right wingers you see on cnn? msnbc etc…zero! FOX, and im not a great big fan, has several leftist on regularly…marie harf, jessica tarlov, juan williams ,(ex npr guy), geraldo rivera,
— roy winchester (@roywinchester2) March 6, 2019