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Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe Joins CNN


Former Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced his new position as a CNN commentator Wednesday on Twitter.

“Super excited to be joining @CNN as a commentator. Start tomorrow night — talking politics and the economy. Will be MUST WATCH TV. Game on!” McAuliffe tweeted.

In a later Wednesday tweet linking to his CNN op-ed, “What voters really care about isn’t what obsesses Washington,” he said, “My message to 2020 Dem POTUS candidates — ignore the DC insider noise [and] tell American families what you will do make their lives better. Check out my [op-ed]. Will be talking more on this as @CNN commentator.”

McAuliffe came under fire in early June for using executive power to restore the right to run for office and vote to Nathan Larson, a pedophile and convicted felon who threatened to kill President Barack Obama in 2009, along with 13,000 felons.

Larson said he is “both” a pedophile and someone who writes about pedophilia in an interview published by The Huffington Post in 2018.  The convicted criminal also threatened to “kill the President of the United States of America” in a Sept. 2008 email to the Secret Service.

Trump responded to McAuliffe’s decision to give felons like Larson voting rights in August 2016 with, “They are letting people vote in your Virginia election that should not be allowed to vote.”

McAuliffe did, however, call on disgraced Virginia Gov. Northam after it was revealed that Northam’s yearbook page showed a photo of him dressed up in blackface and a friend beside him wearing a KKK costume.

“The allegations against Justin Fairfax are serious and credible,” McAuliffe tweeted after the allegations against Northam surfaced. “It is clear to me that he can no longer effectively serve the people of Virginia as Lieutenant Governor. I call for his immediate resignation.”

There was speculation earlier this year that the Democratic lawmaker would run for president in 2020, but he shut down those rumors in April, saying he would instead focus his efforts on helping Democrats win the House and Senate.

CNN and MSNBC published their lowest total day ratings of 2019 in the 25-54 demographic for the week of June 10-16 Tuesday. Fox News’ prime time lineup ratings beat the two other networks combined.

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