CNN hires former GOP Rep. Sean Duffy

CNN hires former GOP Rep. Sean Duffy
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CNN has hired former Rep. Sean DuffySean DuffyGOP leaders encourage retiring lawmakers to give up committee posts Ex-Tea Party lawmakers turn heads on K Street Why the Wisconsin special election could decide the 2020 presidential election MORE (R-Wis.), a staunch supporter of President TrumpDonald John TrumpWarren: Dershowitz presentation 'nonsensical,' 'could not follow it' Bolton told Barr he was concerned Trump did favors for autocrats: report Dershowitz: Bolton allegations would not constitute impeachable offense MORE, "State of the Union" host Jake TapperJacob (Jake) Paul TapperRepublican senator: Trump's Schiff tweet not a 'death threat' Impeachment manager says senators should vote for witnesses as a 'favor' to the country GOP senator defends Trump amid Parnas recording: 'Certainly the president meets a lot of people' MORE announced.

“Let’s bring in new CNN contributor, commentator and former congressman Sean Duffy,” Tapper said Sunday morning. “Thank you for being here and congratulations on joining the CNN family.”

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Duffy announced his retirement from Congress during the summer to spend more time with his family.

The 48-year-old and his wife, Fox News contributor and Fox Nation host Rachel Campos-Duffy, welcomed their ninth child earlier this month. The baby has a heart condition, which Duffy cited during his retirement announcement in August.

The baby “will need even more love, time, and attention due to complications, including a heart condition," he wrote at the time.

"With much prayer, I have decided that this is the right time for me to take a break from public service in order to be the support my wife, baby and family need right now,” Duffy added. “It is not an easy decision – because I truly love being your congressman – but it is the right decision for my family, which is my first love and responsibility.”

Duffy had represented Wisconsin's 7th district since 2011.