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Sean Hannity Apologizes for Calling Roy Moore Sex ‘Consensual’

Fox News host Sean Hannity apologized Thursday night after he appeared to say on his radio show that he believed Senate candidate Roy Moore’s alleged sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl was “consensual.” Hannity tweeted, “I apologize when I misspoke and was not totally clear earlier today” before blaming the “lazy media” for taking his words out of context. On his Fox show, Hannity claimed that when he used the word “consensual” during a conversation about Moore on his radio show, he was talking about the 17- and 18-year-old girls, not the one who was 14. He went on to say that he doesn’t “rush to judgement,” unlike his “bratty friends in the media that are overpaid and lazy like fake Jake Tapper,” who called Hannity out on Twitter earlier in the night by saying 14-year-olds cannot legally consent. Tapper later deleted his tweets and said he would take Hannity “at his word” that he was not defending Moore’s alleged illegal behavior.