Sean Hannity gives Roy Moore an ultimatum: Explain yourself or get out of the Alabama Senate race

  • Fox News host Sean Hannity said he would give the embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore 24 hours to "come up with a satisfactory explanation" for the multiple sexual misconduct allegations he's facing.
  • Hannity's tone on Tuesday night differed from an interview he previously conducted with Moore on his radio show.
  • The Fox host lost a number of advertisers over his coverage of the Moore scandal.

Fox News opinion host Sean Hannity gave the embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore an ultimatum to resolve lingering doubts prompted by the multiple sexual misconduct allegations against him.

On his program Tuesday night, Hannity said he gave Moore 24 hours to "come up with a satisfactory explanation" for the accusations, which include claims of sexual assault from women who said Moore attacked them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s.

Moore said in a previous interview with Hannity that he did not "generally" remember dating teenagers as an adult, and said "I don't remember dating any girl without the permission of her mother." The Alabama judge also suggested his accusers were "politically motivated."

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Beverly Nelson (L) shows a school year book with attorney Gloria Allread during a news conference announcing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore, in New York, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
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Accuser Beverly Young Nelson, reacts while reading a statement claiming that Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore sexually harassed her when she was 16, in New York, U.S., November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Attorney Gloria Allred stands with accuser Beverly Young Nelson, holding a sketch of herself made when she was 16 after reading a statement claiming that Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore sexually harassed her when she was 16, in New York, U.S., November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Beverly Nelson (L) reacts as she reads a statement to reporters with attorney Gloria Allred during a news conference announcing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican congressional candidate Roy Moore, in New York, November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13: Beverly Young Nelson (L) speaks to the media with her lawyer Gloria Allred, at a news conference where she has accused Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 16 on November 13, 2017 in New York City. Moore, a controversial politician who recently won a run-off against Luther Strange for Alabama's Senate seat, is currently fighting accusations alleging that he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers -- including a 14-year-old -- when he was in his 30s. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Hannity caught some flak for his coverage of the Moore scandal, leading a number of brands to pull their ads from his time slot on Fox News.

Moore has repeatedly denied having any sexual encounters with underage girls and, as recently as Tuesday night, vowed not to drop out of the Alabama race.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Republican National Committee scrapped a joint fundraising agreement with Moore's campaign and top party leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have urged him to step aside. National Republican Senatorial Committee chairman Cory Gardner on Monday floated the possibility of immediately expelling Moore from the Senate if he wins the election in December.

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Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is accused of initiating a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl when he was 32, according to a Washington Post report.

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The allegations against Roy Moore are deeply disturbing and disqualifying. He should immediately step aside and all… https://t.co/MXrceCZZ9a
If there is any truth at all to these horrific allegations, Roy Moore should immediately step aside as a Senate candidate.
JUST NOW: @lisamurkowski on WaPo Report on Roy Moore: “I’m horrified and if it’s true he should step down immediately.”
If there is any shred of truth to the allegations against Roy Moore, he should step aside immediately.
Look, I'm sorry, but even before these reports surfaced, Roy Moore's nomination was a bridge too far.
The allegations leveled at Roy Moore are disturbing. I have serious concerns about his prior conduct and fitness fo… https://t.co/EQcUEpHRKH
Ted Cruz: Roy Moore allegations "serious and troubling," should "immediately withdraw" if true… https://t.co/XuW33Chx5j
NRSC Chairman Cory Gardner: “If these allegations are found to be true, Roy Moore must drop out.” https://t.co/y4UEOJmZWa
Portman says Moore should drop out of the race if the Moore reports are true, says he has “no reason to doubt”… https://t.co/mOhGuTl2d9
I've long opposed Roy Moore & his divisive viewpoints. The actions described make him unfit for office. The GOP mus… https://t.co/8rpkIH3FkX
I am pulling my endorsement and support for Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.
Having read the detailed description of the incidents, as well as the response from Judge Moore and his campaign, I… https://t.co/cuO0MkNxVJ
I have now read Mr. Moore’s statement and listened to his radio interview in which he denies the charges. I did not… https://t.co/OQDdcvO3fX
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