Hannity: McConnell 'deserves a lot of the blame' for Moore loss

Hannity: McConnell 'deserves a lot of the blame' for Moore loss
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Fox News host Sean Hannity said Tuesday night that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellMcConnell says he backs Mueller probe after classified briefing Overnight Finance: Trump signs Dodd-Frank rollback | Snubs key Dems at ceremony | Senate confirms banking regulator | Lawmakers lash out on Trump auto tariffs Senate Dems’ campaign chief ‘welcomes’ midterm support from Clintons MORE (R-Ky.) “deserves a lot of the blame” for Republican Roy Moore’s defeat in the Alabama Senate special election.

Mo BrooksMorris (Mo) Jackson BrooksAlabama sues Census Bureau for counting undocumented immigrants GOP lawmaker says rocks falling into ocean to blame for rising sea levels Republican worries 'assassination risk' prompting lawmaker resignations MORE 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 StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeExclusive: Bannon says Rosenstein could be fired 'very shortly' Senate GOP relieved after primary wins Blankenship: I’m Trumpier than Trump MORE (Ala.).

Hannity supported Brooks in the primary.

McConnell backed Strange in the primary runoff against Moore.

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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 investigation if elected.

The Associated Press called the race for Democrat Doug Jones shortly before 10:30 p.m. EST Tuesday. It is the first time in 25 years Alabama has elected a Democrat to the Senate.

In the same tweet, Hannity referred to anti-Trump text messages from an FBI agent who worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's team.