Stephen Baldwin kicked off the new year by sending Sean Hannity a threatening phone call, Hannity said on Thursday’s episode of his FNC show.
Describing Stephen as a strong Christian advocate, Hannity said he was caught off-guard by an angry phone call he’d received from Stephen.
Stephen was upset that Hannity joked about replaying clips from Alec’s infamous 2007 expletive-heavy voice messages to his then 11-year-old daughter Ireland, so he approached the New York Post with his frustrations.
“This behavior by Hannity is the stupidity that people often refer to when they think of George W. Bush and Sarah Palin,” Stephen said. “If he needs to lower himself to petty stupidity, then he needs to get off the radio.”
Hannity explained that Stephen tried to use their shared Christian faith to ameliorate the dispute.
“He said, ‘You know, Hannity, you’re a Christian, you gotta forgive my brother.’ And I said, ‘Well, I agree with you… I don’t hold any animus, resentment, hostility towards anybody… I have nothing against your brother.’”
To explain the history behind Hannity’s battles with the Baldwin brothers, he recapped the March 2006 Brian Whitman Show blowout he’d had with Alec Baldwin, which resulted in Alec walking out on a show he was hosting.
“Why would I want to come on a show with a no-talent former construction worker hack like you?”, Alec said to Hannity.
Stephen Baldwin wrote Hannity’s producer and said, “That’s it, game on… [Hannity] will regret starting off the new year,” Hannity revealed on Thursday’s episode.
“I have Alec Baldwin’s rant about his daughter. I’m not going to run it tonight,” Hannity said. “If this keeps up, I’m going to run it, because he says he’s running for office and I think all his past is fair game. Would that be fair if I did run it?”
Penny Nance, the CEO of Concerned Women for America, told Hannity that she was curious why “Alec Baldwin is even still in this country.”
“Didn’t he promise us ten years ago that if Bush won, that he would leave?”, Nance asked.
Hannity said he was considering starting a series on Alec Baldwin.
“Talk show host of the year, father of the year, uh, parent of the year, husband of the year… I might do a whole series on this,” Hannity said. “Look, if he’s going to say ‘Game on’ and he’s going to say to me that I’m going to regret this, I’m going to fight back. Fair?”
[WATCH: Sean Hannity on the Baldwin brothers]