It’s a big week for former Trump White House press secretaries.
A day after her predecessor, Sean Spicer, was revealed to be joining the Season 28 cast of Dancing With the Stars, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been announced as a new contributor at Fox News.
According to a press release issued by the network, the Sanders will provide “political commentary and analysis” across Fox News outlets, beginning with an appearance on Fox & Friends on Sept. 6.
It is the first role for Sanders since her departure from the White House at the end of June. She has since been replaced as White House press secretary by Stephanie Grisham, former communications director for first lady Melania Trump.
“Fox News has been the number one news organization in the country for 17 years running and I am beyond proud to join their incredible stable of on-air contributors in providing political insights and analysis,” the Arkansas native said in a statement.
Sanders is the daughter of former Gov. Mike Huckabee, who also has ties to Fox News. His show, Huckabee, ran on the network from 2008 to 2015, before moving to TBN, though he remains a Fox contributor.
As with Spicer’s DWTS casting, Sanders’s new career move has raised some eyebrows. That’s perhaps no surprise given her contentious relationship with the media during her White House tenure, during which she faced widespread criticism — with veteran journalist Sam Donaldson saying she deserves a “lifetime achievement Oscar for lying” — and was even asked to leave a restaurant because the owner objected to her politics.
The Trump regime grift continues. Spicer on DWTS, Sanders on Fox News... the only punishment for lying to the American people seems to be million dollar contracts.— Rob Sheridan (@rob_sheridan) August 22, 2019
Wait! Hasn't @SarahHuckabee been working for Fox since she joined the Trump campaign? Or is that Fox has been working for the Trump campaign? It's all so confusing.— B Koplow (@bmkoplow5) August 22, 2019
Only place she can get a job.— Packergirl67 (@shaltsch) August 22, 2019
Who else would have her?— KK Lena (@meltedpotmama) August 22, 2019
She did, however, get props from her proud papa. Huckabee joked that his daughter — who is rumored to have aspirations of following in his footsteps as governor of Arkansas — would have “been voted off the island” had she taken a job with CNN.
Others also joined in congratulating her.
Congrats to Sarah! Former #WhiteHouse Press Secretary @SarahHuckabee announces her next career move... joining #FoxNews as a contributor. #SarahSanders #SarahHuckabeeSanders pic.twitter.com/YcpuCzDyTO— Rita Cosby (@RitaCosby) August 22, 2019
YAY!! Going to be fantastic to see Sarah and her quick wit again 💖 https://t.co/nGxXfsUhqc— 🇺🇸 Elaine 🇺🇸 (@Elaines2cents) August 22, 2019
Read more from Yahoo Entertainment:
Want daily pop culture news delivered to your inbox? Sign up here for Yahoo Entertainment & Lifestyle’s newsletter.