Sean Hannity defends mob storming the US Capitol

Hannity: “This is something that has been building for a very long time”

Sean Hannity defends mob storming the US Capitol

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Citation From the January 6, 2021, edition of Premiere Radio Networks The Sean Hannity Show

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): A lot going on obviously. If you haven't been following the news today we have a lot to bring you up to speed on including the massive hundreds and hundreds of thousands of protesters that have descended on Washington, D.C. and now made their march to the U.S. Capitol. And literally, I was a little surprised at the fact that the Capitol was not more securely protected but apparently not. And many of the protesters apparently have made their way inside. I see one or two videos of some vandalism. Every good, decent honorable American would condemn all violence and urge any protesters that want to go down that road.

You know, I see a lot of older people, moms and dads and families and stuff, but you always-- there's always going to be the agitators in some of these groups and you don't want them to take control and all the necessary police force should and will be used. Apparently a stand off outside of the House door chambers. Not sure why, they knew this was coming. They knew there was going to be a march. They knew they were heading to the Capitol. I'm not surprised-- I am surprised that they didn't have more of a police presence there when they got there.

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I want to explain in detail if I can what today is about and why people are feeling the way they're feeling, if to the extent that I think I can. And this is not something that has happened here in a vacuum. And I would argue, and I have been arguing, that this is something that has been building and building for a long period of time. Now for the very specifics you've got Sen. Ted Cruz in the Senate and we will check in with some congressmen later. And we have people on the ground including John Solomon and Rose Tennent will be joining us today. So we have on this program we've been asking questions. Why is there a complete lack of curiosity when you have hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of eye witnesses that signed affidavits under the penalty of perjury why it is nobody except for very few of us in the media that would even allow them to tell their story about what they saw in terms of November 3 and the counting that extended even beyond that date.