A former Fox News personality -- who was terminated in a sexual harassment scandal that involved him texting pictures of his genitals -- is now considering a run for Congress.
"Conservative TV talk show host Eric Bolling is in preliminary discussions about waging a congressional campaign in his adopted home state of South Carolina, according to multiple people familiar with the talks. People briefed on the discussions say it isn't immediately clear where Bolling would run, but that he could potentially wage a primary against GOP Rep. Tom Rice, who voted for then-President Donald Trump's impeachment, or another Republican representative, Nancy Mace," Politico reported Friday.
If Mace is targeted it would occur even though she voted against impeaching Trump.
"Rice has emerged as a top target of the former president ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, along with the other nine House Republicans who voted for Trump's impeachment and Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who voted for Trump's conviction. During his recent speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference, Trump singled out each for criticism. Trump recently endorsed Max Miller, a former White House aide who is waging a challenge to Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a Republican impeachment backer from Ohio," Politico noted.
Bolling has been a major supporter of former President Donald Trump.
"It isn't the first time that Bolling, a former Wall Street trader-turned-host on Fox News Channel and Sinclair Broadcast Group, has weighed a political run. The 58-year-old moved to South Carolina several years ago as he was mulling waging a primary bid against Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), though he ultimately opted against a bid," Politico noted.
Sinclair canceled Bolling's show in January.
In 2017, Stephen Colbert described Bolling as "Fox News' Disgraced Employee of the Month" when he was considering running for the U.S. Senate.
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