Audio: Pat Buchanan Says He’s On Medical Leave, Not Suspended

| by Michael Allen

Appearing on The Hugh Hewitt Show (audio below), Pat Buchanan said that he was not suspended from MSNBC, but was actually 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.”

“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.”

“On Drudge Report, somebody said I’ve been suspended. 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.”

Last week it was reported that MSNBC president Phil Griffin had placed Buchanan on indefinite suspension over his controversial book, 'Suicide of a Superpower.' Respondng to a question over whether Buchanan would be back on MSNBC, Griffin replied “I have not made my decision.”