Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum aren’t likely to be offering their opinions on the Fox News Channel in the near future, as the channel has terminated their contracts, reports Politico.com.
The move comes after Fox News suspended the two in early March from their roles as contributors because they were considering presidential runs. While they weren’t being paid any longer, Fox at that point left open the possibility that they could return to the network.
Fox News’ decision to end their contracts may be a sign that Gingrich is joining the race, the article notes. When Fox News suspended the contributors, the network said it would terminate their contracts on May 1 unless they informed Fox that they wouldn’t run for president, the story says.