Another supporter of President-elect Donald Trump from Fox News is being considered to be a member of the Trump administration.
Reports say that Fox News analyst Kathleen Troia (K.T.) McFarland will join Trump’s national security team.
McFarland, who served as a member of three Republican administrations in the 1970s and 1980s, is also known for being a onetime candidate against Hillary Clinton in a race for U.S. Senate. McFarland failed to secure the Republican nomination in 2006.
The time during her campaign was riddled with family-related drama, and she eventually lost her bid for the nomination to then-Yonkers Mayor John Spencer. Spencer lost his bid for the Senate to Clinton by a wide margin.
Since that time, McFarland has appeared on Fox News, frequently criticizing President Obama’s administration. She is also an opinion contributor to the Fox News website, where she once praised Russian President Vladimir Putin in a 2013 piece called “Putin is the one who really deserves that Nobel Peace Prize.”
Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who Trump appointed as national security adviser, tweeted that he was “so proud and honored” to work alongside her. Flynn has also received criticism for his praise of Putin, as well as various positions regarding Muslims.
Trump praised McFarland’s “tremendous experience and innate talent.” He was confident that she would “complement the fantastic team we are assembling.” McFarland’s position does not require Senate confirmation.
(H/T NY Daily News)