Fox News host Sean Hannity has had quite a dispute with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a dispute which led to Hannity on Wednesday calling McConnell a “weak, spineless leader.” Hannity also added that McConnell should consider retiring.
Obtained by Western Journalism:
“No Senator, YOU are a WEAK, SPINELESS leader who does not keep his word and you need to Retire!” Hannity said on his personal Twitter account.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) August 9, 2017
The link in Hannity’s tweet is broken, but he was responding to a front-page report from ABC News headlined, “Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell vents about Trump’s ‘excessive expectations’ regarding legislation.”
The ABC report cited comments made by McConnell while speaking at a Rotary Club event in Kentucky Monday, where McConnell said it was “extremely irritating” to see Congress’ swiftness called into question.
McConnell said President Donald Trump sets unrealistic expectations for Congress, given that he does not have any political experience.
“Part of the reason I think that the storyline is that we haven’t done much is because, in part, the president and others have set these early timelines about things (that) need to be done by a certain point,” McConnell said.
“Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process,” McConnell said.
McConnell added that “part of the reason I think people feel we’re underperforming is because too many artificial deadlines … may not have been fully understood.”
Nearly 14 hours before Hannity tweeted his remarks to McConnell, he vowed on Twitter to stop “petty political disagreements.”
“In light of dangerous NKorea threat, I’m stopping all petty political disagreements for at least next 12 hours. Let’s see what others do.” Hannity tweeted Tuesday afternoon.
His comment on refraining from political disagreements came after The Washington Post, citing a leaked U.S. intelligence report, reported that North Korea more than likely has 60 nuclear warheads small enough to fit on intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Shortly after Hannity’s comment, White House director of social media Dan Scavino Jr. made similar comments toward McConnell’s unsuccessful efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare.
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) August 9, 2017
‘More excuses. @SenateMajLdr must have needed another 4 years – in addition to the 7 years — to repeal and replace Obamacare ….. ” Scavino wrote on his personal Twitter account.
Hannity has been a strong supporter of Trump and defends him regularly, often criticizing McConnell and other Republican leaders for not supporting Trump enough.
The Fox host has ripped McConnell over the Senate GOP failing to pass an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill late last month when three Republicans voted against it.
News emerged Tuesday that North Korea, which has been threateningnuclear war with the U.S., has successfully tested two ballistic missiles that officials say could reach the U.S.