By Jane Birnbaum
Remember Britt McHenry, the South Jersey native who was suspended by ESPN last year for berating a fast-food server?
Well, she was axed by the Worldwide Leader, and, like the weasel that she has proven to be, she claims that was because of her right-wing politics!
McHenry was one of the 100 or so front-facing personalities laid off by ESPN earlier this year as the network looks for ways to cut costs in the wake of a declining subscriber base and mounting expenses.
At the time, McHenry said she was “grateful” for her three years at ESPN and that she’d “cherish” the friendships she built in Bristol.
On Monday, however, she tweeted out a response to an article written by Outkick the Coverage’s Clay Travis that seemed to suggest her conservative beliefs had at least something to do with her termination. The tweet was eventually deleted but not before The Big Lead saved a screengrab of it.
McHenry has never been shy about her conservative leanings. As the New York Post points out, she attended a GOP event in December and posted a photo of herself with Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan on her Instagram before deleting it. In January, she applauded the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.