Fox News is reviewing the political activities of former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee to see whether they violate network rules for commentators.
Huckabee, an ordained Southern Baptist minister who has a weekly show on Fox, has been considering a possible 2016 presidential run. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that he has begun using a recently formed non-profit advocacy group to hire campaign advisers who are starting to search for potential presidential campaign headquarters offices in Little Rock.
Huckabee is traveling in Europe this week with more than 100 pastors and other Christian activists from early presidential caucus and primary states.
“We are taking a serious look at Governor Huckabee’s recent activity in the political arena," said Bill Shine, executive vice president for programming at Fox. The network, he said is "evaluating his current status. We plan on meeting with him when he returns from his trip overseas.”
A Fox News spokesperson also noted that the former governor's "Huckabee" show for this Saturday night was already pre-taped prior to publication of The Post story.