Beckel will join the likes of Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, Democratic strategist Donna Brazile and gun-rights champion S. Cupp on CNN’s daily coverage of the 2016 presidential election, as reported by the Daily Beast.
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Beckel, after all, starred in the role of lone liberal on the excellent program “The Five,” a lively roundtable discussion show on which Beckel commonly and deftly fought off all his fellow panelists, including Greg Gutfeld, Dana Perino and Kimberly Guilfoyle.
With his trademark suspenders, gruff demeanor and gravelly voice, Beckel played the role of grumpy lefty — and he brought a bio that featured cocaine addiction alongside an appointment in the Carter administration and a role in Walter Mondale’s 1984 presidential campaign.
Fox News says it tried to be as liberal as it could, but it was forced to let Beckel go in late June, four months after the controversial firebrand took an extended leave for back surgery and drug addiction treatment.
“We tried to work with Bob for months, but we couldn’t hold ‘The Five’ hostage to one man’s personal issues,” Bill Shine, the network’s senior executive vice president of programming, told the Huffington Post on June 25.