Hannity criticizes McConnell for ‘candidate quality’ comments in senate races

Fox News host Sean Hannity went after Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on his show Friday for comments the Senate minority leader made about Republicans’ chances of taking over the Senate in November.

McConnell said Thursday he believes Republicans have a better chance of turning the House over than the Senate during the 2022 midterms, adding that “candidate quality has a lot to do with outcome” in Senate races.

Hannity dismissed the comments, saying the seasoned GOP leader left party members “to dry”.

“Democrats paint Republican Senate candidates in the upcoming elections and midterm elections as cruel and indifferent,” Hannity said. Well, apparently Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is content to dry them up and fend for himself. Listen to these comments, they’re very encouraging,” Hannity said amusingly before playing a clip where McConnell explained his predictions.

“You don’t hear it” [Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.)] complain about the quality of candidates in Pennsylvania,” Hannity continued, referring to progressive candidate John Fetterman. “How about going out, Mitch, and fighting for your team? What’s your agenda, Mitch, or would you rather sit and watch helplessly as the Democrats lie to you and pass another $500 billion green energy boondoggle?’

The Fox anchor suggested McConnell could be pulling against Trump-backed candidates for personal reasons, as the former president has lashed out at McConnell since his 2020 loss and the January 6 Uprising in the Capitol.

“His team as a leader must come to an end,” concluded Hannity.

The host’s comments come as recent polls show Trump-backed GOP candidates Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Blake Masters (R), Mehmet Oz (R) and Herschel Walker (R) either sit behind or be stuck in tight races in the key midterm elections in Wisconsin, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Georgia respectively.

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