The congressional committee investigating the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol has requested an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity, and also released several text messages of his:
In particular, the committee released a text message from Hannity to White House chief of staff Mark Meadows on December 30, 2020, that read:
We can't lose the entire WH counsels office. I do NOT see January 6 happening the way he is being told. After the 6 th. [sic] He should announce will lead the nationwide effort to reform voting integrity. Go to Fl and watch Joe mess up daily. Stay engage. When he speaks people will listen.
The committee released another text from Hannity to Meadows from January 5th, 2021, in which Hannity wrote, “Im very worried about the next 48 hours.”
As he was sounding this alarm in private messages, Hannity was also promoting Donald Trump's January 6 event.
On his Fox News show on January 5, Hannity gushed about both the event and the efforts of his guest, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), to object to and possibly overturn the election results.
Hannity did not directly respond to the request on today's radio show; Fox News' program Special Report read a statement from Hannity's lawyer, Jay Sekulow.