Once an ardent supporter of Alabama Senate nominee Roy Moore, Fox News’ Sean Hannity has stopped defending the embattled Republican.
Late Tuesday night, Hannity told his viewers “the judge has 24 hours” to explain his “inconsistencies.”
“You must immediately and fully come up with a satisfactory explanation for your inconsistencies,” Hannity demanded. “You must remove any doubt. If he can’t do this, then Judge Moore needs to get out of this race. You know I do not and will never rush to judgment, because we have seen the media and politicians get it wrong so many times.”
Moore, who is running for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, is fending off accusations from five women who allege he sexually pursued them when he was in his 30s and they were in their teens. The news has caused rapid fallout from dozens within the Republican Party who have called on him to withdraw his name from next month’s special election if the allegations are true.
“The American people deserve a hundred percent truth and honesty,” Hannity added. “We need correct answers the first time on issues this serious. Judge Moore you owe that to the people of Alabama, the Republican Party that you represent and to the country which is suffering under so many problems. We deserve answers, consistent answers, and truth.”
Moore has denied the sexual misconduct allegations.
He faces Democrat Doug Jones in a special election on Dec. 12.