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Carly Fiorina Faces Sean Hannity To Explain Open Mic Gaffe Comments

A few days ago, California Republican Senate Candidate Carly Fiorina was caught on an open mic calling fellow GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman‘s decision to go on Hannity the day after her primary victory “bizarre” and calling Sean Hannity a “tough interview.” Last night, Fiorina went on the program herself to face the tough interviewer and say she’s sorry.

“It’s good to have you, I think?” Hannity opened the interview, and gave her time to explain what she was talking about. She was gracious and explained that, while her tone might have hinted otherwise, she was actually complimenting him:

“You’re a tough interview, Sean, that’s your job, and I was feeling protective of my friend Meg– by the way, she doesn’t need my protection, she perfectly able to take care of herself– but you can be a tough interview… that’s why I called on Wednesday to say I was sorry, because, and I’ll say that to your audience: this was not an insult to you at all. In fact, it was a compliment.”

Hannity was forgiving, sympathetic even, although he questioned her about the middle-voter theory and whether she was trying not to associate with “known conservatives.” Nothing of the kind, she replied, noting that she agreed to come on the show the night she won the primary– just not the day after.

As penance, Hannity made her compliment his hair. She gladly obliged. Video below:

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