Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) co-hosted Fox News' Outnumbered today, marking at least the 18th time that a Republican member of Congress has guest-hosted the show since August 2017.
Every day on Outnumbered, the hosting panel is comprised of four women and one man (aka “#OneLuckyGuy”). While a few of the women panelists appear most days, there is some rotation for the other spots. And while Gaetz’s turn as the #OneLuckyGuy guest host is getting some attention from the media world today, his is actually at least the 18th guest-hosting appearance by a sitting Republican House or Senate member in 17 months.
After Gaetz tweeted and released a press release stating he would “be hosting” Outnumbered today, Fox News attempted damage control by arguing semantics. According to The Daily Dot, Fox’s “Alan Komissaroff, VP of News, called Gaetz’s tweet ‘factually inaccurate’ and said he was not hosting but rather appearing as a guest.”
Here are the 17 other elected GOP lawmakers who have taken a turn as part of Outnumbered’s panel:
Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) co-hosted at least three times in 2018, on January 25, April 9, and June 12.
Then-Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) co-hosted at least three times, on October 10, 2017, January 8, 2018, and February 12, 2018.
Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) co-hosted at least three times, on September 29, 2017, March 9, 2018, and November 21, 2018.
Rep. Scott Taylor (R-VA) co-hosted at least twice, on August 31, 2017, and April 3, 2018.
Then-Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) co-hosted at least once on October 19, 2017.
Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) co-hosted at least once on November 13, 2018.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) co-hosted at least once on November 26, 2018.
Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI) co-hosted at least once on December 10, 2018.
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) co-hosted at least once on October 16, 2018.
And Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) co-hosted at least once on April 30, 2018.