Sean Hannity ripped into House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler and blasted Democrats who “fear” Attorney General William Barr will “expose their hoax.”
The Fox News host railed against Wednesday’s vote of contempt against Barr for refusing to comply with a subpoena because of the process being pushed by House Democrats, slamming the “abuse and harassment” as well as the “brand-new taxpayer-funded witch-hunt” during his monologue on “Hannity.”
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He slammed Nadler’s “circus committee” and for wasting money to “prolong and continue to push a debunked hoax of conspiracy.”
Hannity came to Barr’s defense on how he handled the summary of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, as well as releasing the redacted report itself, and the fact that Nadler and 11 other senior lawmakers were given access to a totally unredacted version of the report.
“The attorney general is under no obligation to release one word of the Mueller report,” Hannity argued, noting how the contempt charge is based on Barr’s defiance of the subpoena.
“During the hearing, chairman Nadler on his high horse in a circus committee, he said the subpoena was merely intended to start a dialogue with Barr’s office,” Hannity said, laughing.
“That’s new. Let’s start a dialogue. We are going to subpoena you and have others member threaten the sergeant of arms to put you in cuffs and drag you to the committee,” he added, referring to Rep. Steve Cohen, who infamously arrived at a hearing last week with a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken to mock Barr, and even suggested that the House could “use our sergeant-at-arms and to bring him in.”
Ranking Committee Member Doug Collins slammed Nadler’s hypocrisy in a tweet on Wednesday.
Chairman Nadler this Jan.: Subpoena is “a powerful & coercive tool” to “be used only when our attempts to reach an accommodation with the witness have reached an impasse”
Chairman Nadler today: “The subpoena is written as the beginning of a dialogue” pic.twitter.com/Ei8PNpmBTe
— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) May 8, 2019
Hannity roasted Nadler as “just a phony hypocrite” for how his comments during scandals involving former President Bill Clinton differ from now with Trump.
“Nadler’s current fishing expedition is about so much more than a simple case of Trump hate, rage, derangement syndrome,” Hannity said.
“Democrats now fear the attorney general. Caught red-handed concocting, perpetuating a massive fraud!” he exclaimed.
“This is what’s underlying the fear and the hatred and the attacks against the attorney general,” he explained.
“The attorney general will expose their hoax! Their conspiracy theories. What really happened,” Hannity concluded. “It scares the living daylights out of them because he’s going to investigate the biggest abuse of power, and that’s only just beginning so they gotta smear him before he does his job.”