Hannity Gives Roy Moore 24-Hour Ultimatum: Clarify Your Story or Exit the Race

| NOV 15, 2017 | 1:57 PM
Sean Hannity 11-14-17

Fox News host Sean Hannity told Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to either clear up his story regarding allegations of sexual misconduct or exit the race.

“For me, the judge has 24 hours,” Hannity said. “You must immediately and fully come up with a satisfactory explanation for your inconsistencies that I just showed.”

During his Tuesday night broadcast of “Hannity,” he highlighted how, despite Moore claiming that he never knew a woman who accused him of sexual assault, he appeared to sign his accuser's yearbook around Christmas in 1977.

When the accusations initially surfaced against Moore, Hannity received intense criticism for appearing to sympathize with the Republican Senate candidate as well as describe his alleged conduct with a 14-year-old as consensual. Hannity later said he was referring to Moore's alleged conduct with women above the age of consent in Alabama, but multiple sponsors, apparently upset about Hannity's interview with Moore, pulled their ads from his program.

“You must remove any doubt,” Hannity warned Moore. “If he can't do this, then he needs to get out of this race.”

Hannity was just the latest of high-profile conservatives to push back on Moore amid the many allegations. Fellow Fox News host Tucker Carlson similarly rebuked Moore that same night for injecting his faith into his public denials.

Following the allegations, Moore lost fundraising agreements with two major Republican organizations while several leading Republicans said they either believed Moore's accusers or wanted him to withdraw from the race.

Watch Hannity's comments below, via Fox News.