McConnell called for Roy Moore to 'step aside' back in November
Hannity: McConnell 'deserves a lot of the blame' for Moore loss
Fox News host Sean Hannity said Tuesday night that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) “deserves a lot of the blame” for Republican Roy Moore’s defeat in the Alabama Senate special election.
“Mo Brooks would have won by 20% of the vote, and McConnell interference hurt badly,” Hannity said, referring to Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.), who lost in a Republican primary to Moore and Sen. Luther Strange.
Hnnity supported Brooks in the primary. McConnell backed Strange in the primary runoff against Moore.
The majority leader then called on Moore to withdraw from the race in the face of mounting allegations against Moore from women saying he pursued them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s. McConnell also said Moore would likely face a Senate Ethics Committee probe if elected.