Hannity Rips Into McConnell: You’re A ‘Weak, Spineless Leader’

August 9, 2017

Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, tweeting he is a “weak, spineless leader” who needs to retire.

Hannity, one of President Donald Trump’s most avid defenders in the media, sent almost identical tweets late Tuesday and early Wednesday.

Hannity was responding to an ABC story posted on Tuesday, in which McConnell fretted Trump’s lack of political experience created “excessive expectations” regarding legislation.

McConnell spearheaded a failed Republican attempt last month to repeal and replace Obamacare, which was a campaign promise of Trump and Republicans. Trump constantly urged the GOP via Twitter to get the bill passed but McConnell ultimately fell one vote short of even a “skinny” repeal.

Hannity criticized him and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) during the campaign last year for not being sufficiently supportive of Trump.

UPDATED 6:57 A.M.: This story was updated with Hannity’s similar tweet sent Tuesday night.

(First reported by The Washington Free Beacon)  http://freebeacon.com/politics/hannity-rips-into-mcconnell-weak-spineless-leader/  (August 9, 2017)

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