Sean Hannity’s changes of heart over Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct (with minors) are nearly whiplash-worthy. Over the past few days alone, Hannity gleefully encouraged his viewers to destroy Keurig brewers after the company pulled their advertising from his show because he defended Moore. After more brands began to follow suit, Hannity suddenly gave Moore a 24-hour ultimatum to clear up the allegations, and in the above clip, Hannity seems very satisfied with what Moore provided:
“We demanded, rightly, answers from Judge Moore. And he provided them to the specific questions we asked …. The people of Alabama deserve to have a fair choice, especially in light of the new allegations tonight. 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.”
What, exactly, did Moore tell Hannity about the allegations that now involve six accusers? The answers, quite simply, are contained within an open letter that Moore posted on Twitter.
In the letter, Moore alleged that the yearbook signature provided by one of his accusers has been tampered with and possibly forged. He also discusses his storied and lengthy career, and he then flatly denies all of the accusations against him while stating that he can’t give details due to legal restrictions:
I adamantly deny the allegations of Leigh Corfman and Beverly Nelson, did not date underage girls, and have taken steps to begin a civil action for defamation. Because of that, at the direction of counsel, I cannot comment further.”
That’s good enough for Hannity to hop back onto Moore’s side, which isn’t too shocking, considering that Hannity also celebrated the call for a handwriting analysis (“These were the questions that I said they had to answer”) on his radio show before his usual primetime Fox News broadcast.
And as if there hasn’t been enough back and forth here, Hannity also (below) called the allegations against Moore “beyond disturbing and serious.” He then insisted, “I don’t rush to judgment, and I said these allegations are so serious, this should all transcend politics.” It’s kinda unusual to see The Crown Prince of Conspiracy Theories not wanting to appear political, right?