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 McConnellOn The Money: Shutdown Day 25 | Dems reject White House invite for talks | Leaders nix recess with no deal | McConnell blocks second House Dem funding bill | IRS workers called back for tax-filing season | Senate bucks Trump on Russia sanctions Mellman: Why does the GOP persist? Leaders nix recess with no shutdown deal in sight MORE (R-Ky.) “deserves a lot of the blame” for Republican Roy Moore’s defeat in the Alabama Senate special election.

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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.