A guest on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show left the set Thursday night during a heated segment on the shooting death of unarmed black man Walter Scott.
While guest Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson told Americans to “stop overreacting” to shootings, citing the deaths of Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown, legal commentator Leo Terrell tried to jump in, according to a clip highlighted by Mediaite. Hannity let Peterson finish his thought.
“We need to wait for due process, because I don’t think Americans understand how angry and brainwashed these young black folks are,” Peterson said, prompting Terrell to interrupt again.
“You better come to me or I’m gone,” Terrell told Hannity. “I am not going to sit here and listen to this hate.”
Hannity jumped in and said that Peterson’s thoughts were “a topic for another day.” Hannity said that Scott “was not a threat to anybody” and that it is “irrelevant what happened leading up to” the shooting.
Terrell noted that it was the second time Hannity had ever agreed with him on Fox, and began to discuss the shooting again. Peterson then tried to talk over Terrell, pushing Terrell to take off his microphone and leave.
“You quiet down!” Terrell said to Peterson. “I’m done! I’m done.”
When Hannity told Peterson that Terrell had left, Peterson called Terrell “a little coward.”
North Charleston, S.C., police officer Michael Thomas Slager was charged with murder on Tuesday after a video was released that appears to show him shooting Walter Scott in the back as he ran away. According to police, Slager alleged that he felt threatened by Scott and that Scott tried to grab his stun gun.
Thursday night was not the first time Leo Terrell has blown up during a “Hannity” segment. In March, Terrell slammed Hannity for ignoring the Justice Department report on racial bias among Ferguson city officials.
Watch the clip from Thursday night’s “Hannity” below: