Hannity’s No Longer A Fan Of ‘Lock Her Up’ Now That Pelosi’s The One Chanting It

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) comments to her caucus about imprisoning President Trump were apparently too much for Fox News’ Sean Hannity, one of the most frequent enabler of Trump’s “Lock Her Up!” calls against Hillary Clinton.

During his opening monologue on Thursday evening, Hannity decried the “beyond despicable” comments from Pelosi, who reportedly told her party earlier this week that she wanted to pump the brakes on impeachment to make room for a more consequential move: a 2020 defeat and a possible indictment.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi telling senior Democrats she would like to see Trump behind bars,” he said. “Based on no actual crime she wants to a political opponent locked up in prison? Um that happens in banana republics. Beyond despicable behavior.”

While Hannity may not have explicitly made calls for imprisoning Clinton, he fervently covered the investigation into her emails and has stood in support of Republican efforts to keep the Clinton probe alive.

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