Hannity Goes After McCain: We TV Hosts Are Not To Blame For Your Failure in Washington

On Thursday night, Sean Hannity had another fiery monologue about the health care reform battle on Capitol Hill — which appears to have concluded, at least for now, with the Senate striking down the “skinny repeal” of Obamacare 51-49.

Hannity, who delivered his remarks prior to the late-night Senate vote, slammed the Republican Party for “begging” the American people to seven long years to give them the opportunity to repeal and replace Obamacare and now “they’re doing their best to squander it.”

The Fox News host again ripped the seven Senate Republicans who voted against the repeal bill that they passed back in 2015 that was ultimately vetoed by President Barack Obama: Susan Collins (R-ME), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), John McCain (R-AZ), Rob Portman (R-OH), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dean Heller (R-NV). He accused them of jeopardizing Republican advantages in Congress in 2018.

He then singled out McCain for remarks he made earlier in the week on the Senate floor for saying “to hell with the bombastic loudmouths” on radio and TV.

“Senator McCain is in our thoughts and prayers.” he said. “We’ve had a love-hate relationship for many, many years. I wish him personally a speedy recovery, but what he said I have to disagree with. Talk radio, TV hosts — we, Senator, are not to blame for your inaction and your failure in Washington.”

Hannity went on to claim that for years he’s been offering numerous conservative solutions that “help the American people.”

“Excuse me, Senator, I care about the country and I want solutions,” he continued. “I’ve talked about this for four hours a day for now 22 years on TV and radio, and when you were running, you wanted to be on my show as much as you possibly can. So I’m sorry. That is an unfair cheap shot.

Again, Hannity made these remarks before McCain voted no on the “skinny repeal” bill, which as of now completely halted any efforts to end Obamacare.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

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