Pat Buchanan Denies Being Suspended By MSNBC, Says He’s On Medical Leave

Pat Buchanan is disputing reports he was suspended from MSNBC and contends that he was instead on medical leave. “Well, you know I’ve had some medical issues at the end of the year which were pretty problematic, and so I’ve sort of been out of speaking and things like that,” Buchanan told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt Monday night. “I’ve started back writing the column in December, and I’ve got the column going. I’m doing McLaughlin Group. But we haven’t gotten up on MSNBC.”

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“On Drudge Report, somebody said I’ve been suspended,” Buchanan added. “I don’t know anything about that. I hope to get back full up here in January, but I’ve been out for a couple of months.”

Earlier, it was reported that network president Phil Griffin had placed Buchanan on indefinite suspension over controversial passages in his book, Suicide of a Superpower.

“I don’t think the ideas that [Buchanan] put forth [in the book] are appropriate for national dialogue on MSNBC,” Griffin reportedly said. “He won’t be coming back during the book tour.” Respondng to a question over whether Buchanan would be back at all, Griffin replied “I have not made my decision.”

Listen to Buchanan dispute reports he’s been suspended below, via The Hugh Hewitt Show:

(h/t Daily Caller)

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