Sean Hannity tweeted two clarifications he'd like to make:
I added that all would be better than Hillary and I believe that with all my heart. I am vs circular firing squad. https://t.co/FOf3OIZlvQ
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 4, 2016
Glenn one minor disagreement. I said I would support the nominee. I said i made a decision to give all airtime. https://t.co/FOf3OIZlvQ
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) March 4, 2016
ORIGINAL POST 3/3/16:
As I was getting ready for the debate, I saw that Twitter is blowing up with rumors and half truths about an impromptu meeting at CPAC between me, Sean Hannity and Senator Ben Sasse.
Let me set the record straight.
I had just finished my radio show and was taking pictures with those in the crowd that had been there watching.
Senator Ben Sasse had been on my show along with the wife of Clarence Thomas, Ginni, who is a dear friend.
Ginni told me that just about a month ago she was a Trump supporter. She began to do her homework and had realized that he was not the man she thought he was and, in fact, felt that he would be a dangerous choice.
I asked her if she could vote for him in the general. She had said she didn't want to answer that yet.
I, later, stated that I could not. I feel strongly that he is a massive New York Progressive with authoritarian tendencies.
A few minutes later Ben Sasse was on and explained his very brave choice of not voting for Trump in the primary. All he did was tell it like he sees it, while refusing to put parties and the establishment ahead of his principles.
Well, the internet went wild, saying that we were stumping for Hillary, who we both believe will be a knock out punch for the Republic, corrupt and someone for whom we could never cast a vote...
The problem is, we feel the same about Donald, making the only difference between the GOP and the Democrats is that one is in the Whitehouse and the other is not.
Ben and I both believe that this is 1860, and the GOP is about to go the way of the Whig Party.
I have been warning and predicting this very time for over four years and it has nothing to do with Donald Trump and everything to do with the lies from the Washington elite.
After the show Sean came by, took some pictures with our mutual fans and then asked if we could have a few minutes together. I, of course, said sure.
We sat behind the staging away from the crowd. He began to talk about Trump and my feelings about him. It is no secret that he supports and believes in Trump (he also likes Rubio and Cruz). He also knows that I have endorsed Cruz and feel Trump is liberal, progressive, dishonest, and in it for himself.
As we began a friendly but frank conversation, Ben Sasse came around the corner. He said to Sean in no uncertain terms that what Sean was "doing was Bullcrap."
This came as a surprise to both of us as we didn't see Ben approach. It took Sean off guard and he asked who the man was. He didn't recognize the senator. Ben introduced himself and it was awkward for a couple of minutes. Ben explained that many from his state were telling him that Sean had said that he was voting for Hillary.
Sean responded by saying he never said that, but he did confirm that he said it was half a vote for Hillary. Both Ben and I strongly disagreed and said that we could not vote for another candidate that would cut deals with the establishment.
Sean felt that we were wrong. We felt he was wrong.
Our differences on voting stems from our belief that the party is beyond repair unless Cruz and Rubio come together. If Trump gets the nomination we believe it will be the end of the GOP as it will officially not stand for any constitutional and conservative principles. Sean, I believe, thinks this is 1992 not 1860.
We spoke for about twenty minutes. It was rather intense at times but respectful. I told them both that I was the comic relief in my alcoholic family and "I don't like it when mommy and daddy fight." We all laughed and spoke about our mutual respect.
Where do we go from here? I don't know but none of us changed our minds. Sean spoke to me for a few more minutes trying to convince me that Trump was the guy. We agreed to disagree.
We saw each other again later in the day after his radio show and before my TV show. All good.
Featured Image: Sen. Ben Sasse, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck at CPAC.