Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity reacted viscerally to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s exchange with a reporter Wednesday over whether the Senate should approve funding for cancer research at the National Institutes of Health.
CNN congressional correspondent asked Reid, “If you can help one child who has cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?”
“Why would we want to do that?” Reid shot back.
In an interview with Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday night, Hannity called Reid a “sick, twisted old man.”
“I want to understand this,” Hannity said. “So, all this casual cruelty of Harry Reid, he’s going to subordinate literally compassion and decency for partisanship? He won’t keep the parks open. He won’t allow the vets to do go to World War II? He’s not going to fund the NIH even if it’s going to help one kid with cancer? I mean, that’s pretty sick. What a twisted old — I’m sorry.”
But at the end of his interview with Cruz, Hannity did finish his thought on Reid by continuing his attack on the Democratic Senate Majority Leader.
“What a sick, twisted old man to say, why would we — why would we want to do that? And help a kid with cancer? Pretty heartless. I got to tell you. Pretty sick.”
(h/t The Hill)