Fox News unlikely to re-hire Gingrich, even without VP nod

A source close to the situation told The Hill that even if Gingrich isn’t picked as Trump’s vice presidential pick, the network is likely to keep its distance; Gingrich would still likely be under consideration for a spot in Trump’s potential administration, keeping the conflict of interest alive at least until Election Day.

The network suspended its contributor contract with Gingrich Tuesday afternoon, citing “intense media speculation” about Trump choosing Gingrich as his running mate.

It’s not the first time the former Speaker’s political ambitions have conflicted with his career as a cable news political analyst. Back in 2011, Fox News suspended Gingrich after he first openly considered a run for president. Gingrich did end up seeking the GOP nomination that election season but lost out to Mitt Romney.