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 McConnell15 senators miss votes despite McConnell's criticism of absentees Overnight Health Care: Azar defends approach on drug rebates | Trump presses Senate to act quickly on opioid crisis | Kentucky governor's Medicaid lawsuit tossed Dem senator introduces proposal to rein in Trump on security clearances 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 BrooksLatino groups intervene in Alabama census lawsuit Alabama GOP congressman preps possible Senate bid against Doug Jones Loyalty to Donald Trump is new normal for the Republican Party 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 StrangeThe Hill's Morning Report — Trump to GOP: I will carry you GOP strategist: Trump will be anchor around Republicans' necks in general election Trump: I ‘destroy' careers of Republicans who say bad things about me 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.