Fox News host Sean Hannity isn’t shy about voicing his opinion on his eponymous evening show Hannity, but multiple media outlets are reporting that he isn’t just sharing his views about House Republicans’ ongoing struggle to elect a Speaker — he’s actively working behind the scenes to nudge them along.
As first reported by Axios’ Capitol Hill reporter Juliegrace Brufke, Hannity producers have been contacting reluctant Republicans about their Speaker votes, but this effort has been “counterproductive to swaying Jordan skeptics.”
Brufke wrote that moderate Republicans were “growing increasingly irritated” with the pressure from Jordan allies, citing emails sent by a Hannity producer as an example.
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Moderates are growing increasingly irritated with the tactics Jordan allies are using to pressure them into voting for him, with one member noting the Hannity show has gotten involved in the efforts sending potential defectors the email below. One lawmaker said the push is… pic.twitter.com/ulOn0ZEbts
— Juliegrace Brufke (@juliegraceb) October 15, 2023