Sean Hannity Half-Heartedly Backtracks On False Cory Booker Story All While Still Insulting Him

We apologize in advance for yet another article about Sean Hannity’s antics, but the man makes it too easy and fact-checking him is fun.

Hannity is in the hot seat again after he slammed Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and suggested Booker had chosen to be silent about the allegations of sexual assault against Justin Fairfax, the Lieutenant Governor of Virginia.

Earlier this week, politics professor Vanessa Tyson came forward publicly to accuse Fairfax of forcing her to perform oral sex on him in 2004.

The case has gotten a bit more complicated in light of the news that Virginia Representative Bobby Scott reportedly knew that the abuse had taken place but didn’t learn the “full scope of the allegation” until she spoke out. Scott used to date the accuser.

Hannity wrote:

“Where is Kamala Harris?  Where is ‘Spartacus’ Cory Booker? Where is Elizabeth Warren, who is in more trouble herself after claiming Indian heritage?  Where is Kirsten Gillibrand?”

“Do they believe this accuser? Do they stand with all survivors of sexual abuse? Or only when it’s made against a Republican or a conservative? Is it just about politics, not about the cause?”

Hannity’s claim led to a spate of social media users, including former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, accusing Booker and other Democrats of looking the other way on the allegations in the age of #MeToo.

So where did Hannity’s claim about Booker come from?

Who even knows? Have you watched Hannity?

The point is that Hannity was wrong to claim Booker hadn’t spoken out. In fact, he had, addressing the allegations on CNN.

Here’s CNN’s very own Manu Raju with the scoop:

The news that Booker had not been silent on the accusations against Fairfax prompted Hannity to apologize on the air, though he did so in a very Hannity way:

By referring to Booker as “Spartacus,” a nickname coined by Hannity and others on the right following Booker’s public denunciations of Associate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who himself was accused by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford of sexual assault during a party the two attended as high school students in the 1980s.

Han said:

“Finally, at least there’s one. Where’s Kamala? Where’s the rest?”

People found this “apology” to be rather humorous, as you might have expected.

It’s just another day in Hannityville, folks.

We’re just along for the ride.

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