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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Holds Briefing At The White House

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Former White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has joined the Fox News, per a statement by the network on Tuesday.

In her first interview since leaving the White House, the Harvard grad discussed her thoughts on the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol. She told Harris Faulkner that she expected a peaceful protest, but was in shock to see Trump supporters storm the Capitol building in search of lawmakers.

“I think at the beginning of the day, before everyone went to the rally, everyone was expecting peace,” McEnany recalled. “We had been to hundreds of rallies — I’ve probably been to hundreds at this point, certainly many dozens — and they were nothing but peaceful events, and we expected that day to be the same.”

She went on to say,”And then as those events transpired, it was disbelief, shock, somber, sad, horrified by the violence, and it was a very hard, difficult day in the White House, there is no doubt.”

McEnany took over White House press secretary in April 2020. She was at odds with the media on several occasions and didn’t shy away from confrontation during briefings. And at times outspoken for the way she delivered the president’s message. Her role as a contributor with Fox News will allow McEnany to give her opinion on dealings inside the White House and be a political commentator.