Conservative talk show host and long time New Yorker Sean Hannity has had it with the Empire State, and he told his listeners Monday that he’s getting ready to trade his galoshes in for flip-flops. That’s right, he set his eyes on Florida.
The tipping point came for him Friday when Gov. Andrew Cuomo told listeners on an Albany radio station that if you’re a conservative, New York isn’t the place for you.
“Right-to-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay — if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are,” Cuomo said.
“Now I want to tell you something – I was born and raised in New York. I want you to know that and I can’t wait to get out of here — I really can’t,” Hannity said before getting to specifics. I don’t want to pay their 10-percent state tax anymore. I live in the second-highest property taxed county in the entire country in Nassau County. I can’t wait to sell my house to somebody who wants it.”
But where would he go? Here was his answer.
“I can’t wait to pay no state income tax down in Florida or Texas. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m leaning Florida because I like the water and I like to fish.”
He followed up with this personal message to Cuomo:
“Gov. Cuomo, I’m going to leave and I’m taking all of my money with me – every single solitary penny,” he said. “And by the way governor, because I work here – there’s a whole bunch of people that work for me and benefit because I do two shows. And I guess maybe some of them will be out of work, governor. I’m sure you’ll take care of them.”
Hannity reiterated his intention to move out of New York on his Fox News TV show Monday night — and he was still talking Florida sunshine.
Listen to Hannity’s message here. H/T Breitbart News.