Tara Setmayer is an ABC News Political Contributor and former GOP communications director on Capitol Hill. She’s appeared on ABC’s The View, Good Morning America and HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher. Prior to joining ABC, Tara was a CNN political commentator from 2014 through the 2016 presidential election cycle, offering her no-nonsense commentary and analysis on political issues that impact America. She’s written for Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast and CNN.com. She has also guest-hosted on SiriusXM’s Patriot and POTUS channels.
Having worked as the communications director for Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) for seven years, Tara successfully led the national effort to free unjustly imprisoned Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean through a presidential commutation issued by President George W. Bush on his last working day in office. In addition to her communications duties for Rep. Rohrabacher, Setmayer handled policy issues on immigration and federal law enforcement.