Democrat Andrew Gillum’s campaign for governor of Florida last fall didn’t work out as planned but he just got a new gig as a political commentator on far left CNN. The network signed him up despite the fact that he is facing an ethics probe for accepting questionable gifts from lobbyists in 2016.
FOX News reports:
Andrew Gillum, defeated Florida candidate, joining CNN as political commentator amid renewed ethics problems
Former Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum announced Tuesday he is joining CNN as a political commentator.
Gillum’s new gig comes amid news that state officials in Florida are moving forward with an ethics complaint after finding probable cause on five of six counts that he violated ethics laws in 2016 by accepting gifts from lobbyists during trips.
“Thrilled to be joining @CNN as a political commentator,” Gillum tweeted Tuesday morning.
Gillum’s lawyer, Barry Richard, said late last week after leaving a hearing at the First District Court of Appeal that his client’s case will head to an administrative judge.
“We’re going to have a full evidentiary hearing before an independent judge. It’ll be open to the public, and everybody can decide for themselves,” Richard said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “There for sure will be no settlement.”
It looks like he is pretty excited about his new job:
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) January 29, 2019
He’ll fit right in at CNN.