Newt Gingrich Dropped as FOX News Contributor Over Vice President Speculation

Fox News had suspended its contributor contract with Gingrich Tuesday in response to concerns that the network could not report objectively on the possibility of Gingrich becoming Trump's running mate.

Fox News may have dropped a hint today when it made a decision to suspend Gingrich's contributor agreement with the network based on "media speculation" that Newt could be the pick.

Dustin Stockton is a political reporter for Breitbart News, a community liaison for Gun Owners of America, and a political strategist. Newt Gingrich speaks before introducing Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Cincinnati.

But Gingrich also acknowledged that another potential Trump pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, might calm Republicans nervous about Trump's candidacy in a way that he couldn't.

- Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 12, 2016 To those of you who thought it was impossible to make a Trump ticket more unlikeable, we give you Newt Gingrich! But can the former speaker whose own political career has crashed and burned a couple of times in a flash of fiery rhetoric help Trump further master confrontation politics without going overboard and alienating more voters?

Here is a look at one of the four men most likely to join Trump as a vice presidential candidate - Newt Gingrich.

But in February, he expressed concern about whether Trump could win the general election and questioned how Trump would do as president.

"The vast majority of Americans considers giving money to a politician to be an un-American activity", writes Trump in his book The America We Deserve. Later in the interview O'Reilly says, "I think you're going to get it". "I think clearly Governor Pence is deeply in the running".

"I operate on the premise that when people are doing something really smart, even if I don't like it or I don't understand it, it's my job to figure them out, not their job to figure me out", Gingrich said.

Fox has a history of erring on the side of caution and distancing itself from on-air commentators who might become political power players in their own right.

Gingrich has been a regular on Fox News since 1999, with the exception of a break in 2011 while he ran for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

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