On Wednesday night, Sean Hannity responded to the open letter addressed to him by Roy Moore.
One night earlier, the Fox News host gave the GOP Alabama Senate candidate “24 hours” to answer for the “inconsistencies” presented during their interview last week. If he did not respond, Hannity planned to call for Moore to “get out” of the race.
The open letter was apparently enough for Hannity to back off his call that Moore withdraw his campaign, although he did not defend Moore either.
He began by reminding his viewers that he never “rushes to judgment” and the “presumption of innocence” is important to everyone. He also agreed with Ivanka Trump‘s remarks when she said there’s a “special place in hell for people who prey on children.”
“Today, we got the answers to the questions that we asked,” Hannity said.
He then read Moore’s entire open letter, which included the Senate candidate’s assertion that his signature in Beverly Young Nelson‘s yearbook was tampered with.
“We demanded, rightly, answers from Judge Moore,” Hannity said. “And he provided them to the specific questions we asked.”
He pleaded that the people of Alabama “need to know the truth” and need to have “all the facts” so that they can make an “educated, informed, inclusive decision” for their state. And in order to do so, he floated the idea of delaying the election.
“The people of Alabama deserve to have a fair choice, especially in light of the new allegations tonight.” Hannity continued. “We have told you everyone’s point of view. The accusers continue to have an open invitation to come on this show and share their story.”
Hannity concluded that he is “very confident” that the people of Alabama “will make the best decision for their state.”
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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