Fox News says it has no interest in hiring outgoing Rep. Wamp

If outgoing Rep. Zach Wamp (R-Tenn.) wants to work in television after leaving office, he can rule out Fox News as his next home.

The cable news network said on Friday that it had no interest in hiring Wamp, who is reportedly in talks with television executives about creating a new show.

"Contrary to this misleading report, Fox News has no interest in hiring Rep. Wamp," a Fox News spokesman told The Hill.

The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Wamp had said he'd approached television executives about creating a public-affairs show after leaving office.

"The need is for a mature, responsible dissection of the anatomy of policy," Wamp told the Chattanooga Times Free Press. "MSNBC and Fox News — 'We're right and they're dumb' — is not good for the country."

Interestingly, Wamp praised MSNBC's "Morning Joe" as a model for his own show. That program, hosted by former Republican Rep. Joe Scarborough (Fla.), will actually have Wamp on as a guest on Monday.

Wamp had sought to become the next governor of Tennessee earlier this year, but lost his primary.