Hannity tears into McConnell hours after promising pause in political attacks

Hannity tears into McConnell hours after promising pause in political attacks

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday pledged to stop all "petty political disagreements" for 12 hours but fell short of his goal when he ripped into Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats seize Senate floor to protest gun inaction: 'Put up or shut up' Democrats press for action on election security Hillicon Valley: Election security looms over funding talks | Antitrust enforcers in turf war | Facebook details new oversight board | Apple fights EU tax bill MORE (R-Ky.) hours later.

Hannity responded to the news that North Korea has developed a missile-ready nuclear weapon by promising to pause political attacks for at least 12 hours out of respect for the seriousness of the situation.

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“In light of dangerous NKorea threat, I'm stopping all petty political disagreements for at least next 12 hours. Let's see what others do,” he tweeted at about 3 p.m.

But just after 11 p.m., moments after his Fox News show ended, Hannity attacked McConnell in response to a report on him blasting President Trump’s “excessive exceptions” on passing legislation.

@SenateMajLdr No Senator, YOU are a WEAK, SPINELESS leader who does not keep his word and you need to Retire!” he tweeted. 

 

Hannity has been a strong supporter of Trump and defends him regularly, often criticizing McConnell and other Republican leaders for not supporting Trump enough.

The Fox host has ripped McConnell over the Senate GOP failing to pass an ObamaCare repeal-and-replace bill late last month when three Republicans voted against it.

News emerged Tuesday that North Korea, which has been threatening nuclear war with the U.S., has successfully tested two ballistic missiles that officials say could reach the U.S.