Allen West lands a gig at Fox News

The former Florida congressman will join the network as a contributor

By Jillian Rayfield

Published May 17, 2013 3:23PM (EDT)

Former Rep. Allen West, a Republican from Florida who was ousted in his 2012 reelection campaign, has landed a gig at Fox News as a contributor.

In a statement obtained by the Washington Post, Fox News Vice President Bill Shine said that “Representative West’s congressional and military experience along with his fearless approach to voicing key issues will provide a valuable point of view to the FOX News lineup."

Since losing his race, West has been hosting an online show on Pajamas Media on which he's described NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg as a “gnome,” called MSNBC host Touré a “coward,” and mocked Fox News’ own Brit Hume for wearing a salmon-colored shirt.

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at

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