Dennis Kucinich joins—Fox News?

Rachel Rose Hartman

Outspoken liberal Dennis Kucinich has found a new home—at the Fox News channel.

Yes, you read that right.

Following his forced retirement from Congress, the former Ohio Democratic congressman has signed on with Fox News to be a contributor, the network announced Wednesday.

“I’ve always been impressed with Rep. Kucinich’s fearlessness and thoughtfulness about important issues," Roger Ailes, Fox News' chairman and CEO, said in a statement. "His willingness to take a stand from his point of view makes him a valuable voice in our country’s debate."

Kucinich noted that throughout his career, the network—popular with conservatives—has given him a place to air his views. "Through 16 years in Congress and two presidential campaigns, FOX News has always provided me with an opportunity to share my perspective with its enormous viewership," he said.

Kucinich, a former mayor of Cleveland, was first elected to Congress in 1996. He ran twice for president—in 2004 and 2008—and lost his bid for re-election to Congress in the 2012 primary to Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur, whom he faced due to redistricting.