“Working with BET always provides a reminder of why I began to do this work,” Rye said in a statement provided to The Post. “It is essential that we have platforms where we can discuss our politics, our challenges, and our culture through our respective lenses. The upcoming special will provide a glimpse of what’s to come with our partnership.”
Rye’s specific brand of commentary — political expertise mixed with unfiltered eye rolls and razor-sharp comebacks — has made the veteran Hill staffer a frequent hero on social media. She burst out laughing when news of Omarosa Manigault’s firing from the White House hit the chyron. “Shut down,” “check” and “clapback” usually accompany her name in “did she really just say that?” headlines. So expect that same level of bluntness when Rye’s new offering premieres on Jan. 31, the day after President Trump’s first State of the Union address.