Former member of the state House of Representatives in South Carolina, Bakari Sellers, has joined CNN as a contributor. While Bakari joined the network in late June (as announced on Twitter by political contributor Peter Hamby), a few blogs scored a few brief comments from Bakari on his thoughts about joining CNN.
He told The State, “I’m very, very lucky to have this opportunity to have a voice on the political scene, and still be able to grow in South Carolina politically, professionally and socially,” but declined to disclose how much CNN was paying him.
To the Post and Courier, he said, “I think it’s pretty cool that a kid from Denmark, South Carolina, and a graduate of the South Carolina public school system gets to share his opinions and views with the world on CNN. It continues to give me a voice on all issues that not just affect South Carolina, but affect the country.”
Bakari has contributed to CNN’s coverage of Obama’s eulogy of state Senator Clementa Pickney and the Confederate flag takedown.