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Hannity: GOP is a 'dead party'

Hannity: GOP is a 'dead party'

Fox News host Sean Hannity railed against the Republican Party on Monday night, citing its failure to repeal and replace ObamaCare and referring to it as a "dead party."

During an interview on SiriusXM 125, Hannity blasted the Republican Party, saying they never had any intention of repealing and replacing ObamaCare.

“Here’s my view on the Republican Party,” Hannity said to "Breitbart News Tonight" special edition host Stephen Bannon, President Trump's former White House strategist.

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“It is a dead party. They are morally corrupt, they are weak. ... They are ineffective, they’re vision-less, and they have no identity,” he said.

Hannity said he doesn't believe he's ever changed politically, but he said he thinks the Republican Party left him.

"And I feel it is heartbreaking to me, because so many people trusted them in 2010, 2014 – 'Give us the House, give us the Senate,' " Hannity said.

"Then they get the White House and then they turn on a man that’s advocating the same principles that they have been quoting for years on the campaign trail,” he said.

He called it "total and complete bullshit."

Hannity, an ardent Trump supporter, often defends the president and his policies on his Fox News show.

The Fox News host interviewed Trump several times throughout the 2016 campaign and after he entered office, while Trump praised Hannity's ratings in a late-night tweet last month.

Republicans, earlier this year, failed multiple times to repeal and replace ObamaCare. Last week, Senate Republicans passed their bill to overhaul the tax code, which included a repeal of ObamaCare's individual mandate, which required that most people have health insurance or face a tax penalty. 

The Senate bill must still be reconciled with House legislation that does not include the mandate's repeal, but that is unlikely to be an issue given support in the GOP conference for repealing the mandate.