Former GOP Rep. Charlie Dent joins CNN

Former GOP Rep. Charlie Dent joins CNN
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Former Rep. Charlie DentCharles (Charlie) Wieder DentPennsylvania New Members 2019 Dem wins leave behind a more conservative GOP conference How Republicans who voted against ObamaCare repeal fared in midterms MORE (R-Pa.) has joined CNN as a contributor.

The 57-year-old Allentown, Pa., native will make his first appearance on "Erin Burnett Outfront" on the cable news network on Monday night.

Dent, a former senior appropriator and chairman of the House Ethics Committee, recently retired from Congress. He served seven terms and also acted as co-chairman of the Tuesday Group, a moderate group of Republicans.

Dent announced his intention to leave Congress in September.


"I've worked to instill stability, certainty, and predictability in Washington," Dent said in a statement at the time.

"Regrettably, that has not been easy given the disruptive outside influences that profit from increased polarization and ideological rigidity that leads to dysfunction, disorder, and chaos," he added.

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