Sean Hannity’s break with his primary comments follows a cascade of Republican figures distancing themselves from Roy Moore, like the Republican National Committee. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Photos Hannity gives Moore ’24 hours’
Fox News sponsor Sean Hannity walked backside Tuesday night his classic remarks insinuating that the five girls accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual assault if they were teenagers might be lying.
“For me personally, the judge has 24 hours,” Hannity said. “You must immediately and fully think of a satisfactory description for your inconsistencies that I just showed.”
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Hannity’s break with his original responses follows a good cascade of Republican figures distancing themselves from the GOP candidate, like the Republican National Committee.
Hannity on Fri defended Moore after an interview where he stopped brief of flatly denying allegations that he sexually assaulted teen girls when he was the Etowah County district lawyer. “How can you know whether it’s true? Just how do we – what’s accurate? What’s not true? How can you ascertain the truth? What happens when it’s 38 years after?” Hannity asked.
When asked in that interview if he ever dated teen girls, Moore replied, “Certainly not generally, no.”
On Tuesday, Hannity altered his job.
“Between this interview that I did and the inconsistent answers. Between him saying ‘I never realized this girl,’ and that yearbook comes out,” Hannity said. “You must remove any uncertainty. If you can’t do that, then Judge Moore needs to get out of this race.”
Hannity was discussing the disclosure of the 1977 high school yearbook of Brenda Little Nelson, the fifth woman to come forwards accusing Moore of sexual assault. Despite Moore’s insistence that he will not understand Nelson, her yearbook shows his signature; Nelson confirmed it throughout a press conference Monday in NEW YORK with lawyer Gloria Allred.
On Monday, Moore freshly denied the allegations, calling them “absolutely false” and a “political maneuver.”
Of the five women who have come forth, Leigh Corfman was the youngest at that time he says Moore pursued her, age 14.
Hannity’s security of Moore spiraled right into a bizarre feud with Keurig, the coffee machine enterprise, which dropped their advertisements from the Hannity system after his Friday security of Moore. The business directed a tweet Saturday announcing that it would be pulling its advertisements from Hannity’s display. But after videos and photos of Hannity supporters destroying Keurig machines went viral, Keurig LEADER Bob Gamgort wrote an internal email apologizing for the manner in which it released its decision and for appearing to “take sides.”
Senate Majority Head Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offers stated he believes Moore should come out of the competition. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who formerly placed the Senate chair, said Monday throughout a hearing with the home Judiciary Committee that he does not have any reason not to believe Moore’s accusers. President Donald Trump has yet to make a statement on the problem.