Kayleigh McEnany, the former CNN contributor who frequently butt heads with her colleagues due to her staunch pro-Trump conservative views, has been tapped to serve as the next spokesperson for the Republican National Committee following her recent departure from the network.
“I am excited to be joining the RNC at such an important and historic time in our country,” McEnany said in a statement from the RNC. “I’m eager to talk about Republican ideas and values and have important discussions about issues affecting Americans across this country.”
RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel heaped praise on McEnany in a separate statement, expressing hope that the new hire will help to advance the president’s agenda.
“Kayleigh will be an integral part of our Party’s ongoing commitment to promoting the Republican message to Americans across the country,” she said. “Her wealth of experience will be invaluable to the RNC as we continue to support President Trump and build on our majorities in Congress as we head into 2018.”
A 29-year-old graduate of Georgetown University and Harvard Law School, McEnany began her television career as a producer for former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s program. She also interned for a number of prominent politicians, including a stint in George W. Bush’s 2004 campaign and in the White House Office of Communications.
McEnany announced her departure from CNN on Saturday, taking to Twitter to indicate that she had seized upon another professional opportunity. She appeared the following day as the host of a pro-Trump news show on President Donald Trump’s Facebook page, only to announce her new post as RNC spokesperson the day after.