Fox News host Geraldo Rivera shocked political observers on Thursday when he announced on his radio show that he's considering a potential Senate run in New Jersey. On Friday morning, he followed up on this bombshell with an appearance on "Fox & Friends," where he outlined his vision for the Republican Party and commented further on his potential candidacy.
As TheBlaze previously reported, Rivera might run on the GOP ticket, likely against either Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg or Newark Mayor Cory Booker. The television host and commentator confirmed that he "very well may" seek office and that he still has some time to decide. If he does seek the Senate, Rivera will need to leave his on-air position at Fox.
During his Fox interview with Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocey, the potential Republican contender took some time to deliver what, by many accounts, sounded like a stump speech. Outlining his vision for the GOP, Rivera also tackled some essential issues he's passionate about.
Fox News' Geraldo Rivera (Photo Credit: Fox News)
"I really do believe as a modern Republican that there is a point of view that is unrepresented in states like New Jersey," he proclaimed. "There can be a new vitilization of the Republican Party -- a concept where we extol the virtues of good business and fiscal policy and we fight the deficit and we don't advocate the printing of money in obscene amounts just to cover our debts. We have to rein in entitlements."
Geraldo was also candid about his less-than-traditional GOP views on social issues. He noted his penchant for immigration reform, his embrace of "gay rights and gay marriage" and, perhaps most flammable, his views on abortion.
"I believe in choice -- not obscenely -- but I believe in Roe v. Wade," he noted. "So you have to take my fiscal positions on being a Republican who believes that we have to bail out future generations rather than in-debt future generations -- with some of these social policies that aren't in sync with much of traditional GOP politics, at least in recent years."
Watch his comments, below: