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 McConnellThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Threat of impeachment takes oxygen out of 2019 agenda Chances for disaster aid deal slip amid immigration fight 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 BrooksGOP leaders dead set against Roy Moore in Alabama Poll: Roy Moore leading Alabama GOP field Alabama Holocaust Commission condemns GOP lawmaker's use of Hitler phrase 'big lie' 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 StrangeDon't import prescription drugs Roy Moore 'seriously considering' another Senate bid GOP leaders dead set against Roy Moore in Alabama 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.