Fox News host Sean Hannity called on all other Republican senators that refuse to back President Trump’s agenda to resign, the same day Sen. Jeff FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeFlake donating unused campaign funds to Arizona nonprofit focused on elections: report Biden nominates former Sen. Tom Udall as New Zealand ambassador Biden to nominate Jane Hartley as UK ambassador: report MORE (R-Ariz.) shocked his Republican colleagues by announcing he won't seek reelection in 2018.
Hannity said that after Trump critics Flake and Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP How leaving Afghanistan cancels our post-9/11 use of force The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her MORE (R-Tenn.) both announced they wouldn’t run for reelection, others critical of Trump’s agenda should join them.
“I have a suggestion for all you never-Trumper senators that are heading for the exits, people like Corker and Flake,” Hannity said. “Take your other colleagues with you.”
“Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellBiden signs bill to raise debt ceiling On The Money — Progressives play hard ball on Biden budget plan Schumer, McConnell headed for another collision over voting rights MORE, goodbye. Ben SasseBen SasseBiden slips further back to failed China policies The Memo: Generals' testimony on Afghanistan hurts Biden's credibility No. 2 Senate Democrat: Raising debt limit under reconciliation a 'non-starter' MORE, goodbye. John CornynJohn CornynCornyn raises more than M for Senate GOP Is the Biden administration afraid of trade? The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - After high drama, Senate lifts debt limit MORE, goodbye,” Hannity said. “Lisa MurkowskiLisa Ann MurkowskiAnti-Trump Republicans endorsing vulnerable Democrats to prevent GOP takeover GOP rallies around Manchin, Sinema McConnell gets GOP wake-up call MORE, Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsMcConnell gets GOP wake-up call Republicans are today's Dixiecrats Biden's push for unity collides with entrenched partisanship MORE … get the job done that you promised the American people.”
Hannity also went after Corker, Flake and Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainThe Biden-Harris train wreck may have its savior: 2024 GOP nominee Donald Trump Kelly raises million in third quarter Legislative limbo — how low can they go? MORE (R-Ariz.) as “martyrs” for criticizing Trump.
“You want to be martyrs, go ahead,” he said. “Here’s my answer to all of you tonight — good riddance. Happy trails, don’t let the door hit you on the way out of town.”
Hannity, a strong ally of Trump in the media, made the comments after both Corker and Flake went after Trump.
Trump reignited his past feud with Corker in a series of tweets early Tuesday, claiming Corker "couldn't get elected dog catcher."
Corker fired back by saying he wouldn't support Trump for president again and that Trump was "debasing" the nation.
Flake announced later Tuesday that he would not run for reelection in 2018 and attacked Trump in a fiery speech on the Senate floor.