Fox News’ Sean Hannity called for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to step down from his position as leader of the Republicans on Fox News’ “Hannity” Tuesday night.
Hannity said he had a “special message” for McConnell and any other Republican in the Senate who supports the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
“For every Republican in the Senate, let me be more clear, not one Republican Senator should be wasting a second of precious time, you’re off half the year anyway, on this post-presidential impeachment charade,” the “Hannity” host told viewers.
Earlier on Tuesday, McConnell said on the Senate floor that the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, which left five people died, was “provoked” by Trump and “other powerful people.”
“Mitch McConnell, I’m all ears,” Hannity said. “Tell the American people exactly what part of the president’s speech that you thought was violent. Was it when he urged his followers to peacefully and patriotically march to the capitol so their voices could be heard?”
Hannity then called Republicans who are in support of the impeachment “spineless.”
“Many spineless Republicans are joining forces with their Democratic friends to repudiate all things Trump,” Hannity said.
“Establishment Republicans have no backbone, no principle, no courage, no vision,” he continued. “Too many politicians in D.C. are just far too willing to go along, get along, and protect the swamp. And that is why conservatives like myself, well, we’re tired of these empty promises, and your rehearsed speeches, and had never getting anything done.”
Hannity continued, “We need new leadership in the U.S. Senate. You can represent the people of Kentucky. You’re showing basically right now that you are the king of the establishment Republicans that frankly have always had, and remain having, contempt for President Trump, but more importantly, the 75 million Americans that voted for him.”
Hannity went on to say that if the impeachment process continues, it could be the end of the Republican party.
“If the Senate, that you supposedly lead, …go along with this snap impeachment nonsense, it will be the end of the Republican party.”
Hannity reminded viewers that “freedom is a fragile thing. It’s never more than one generation away from extinction. This cannot, my fellow American citizens, happen on our watch. You know why? Because our children and our grandchildren deserve better, and Mitch McConnell, if you’re not going to fight, we deserve better.”
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Daily Wire investigation: Italian company may have illegally sold rights to the Vatican’s priceless art
The Daily Wire has been conducting a fascinating investigation into the Vatican Museum’s priceless artwork. “Rights to the Vatican Museums’ priceless trove of art treasures may have been illegally sold without the Holy See’s approval in what one attorney described as a “high-tech heist,” the investigation finds.
An Italian company is allegedly selling the rights to reproduce the Vatican artwork in six-figure deals, while claiming to be working in “collaboration with” the Vatican Museums.
“This scheme is nothing less than a pre-meditated, high-tech heist of world-class treasured art from the Vatican Museums under the disguise of bogus licenses, as if sanctioned by the Vatican,” Sarah Rose Speno, a New York attorney, told The Daily Wire.
The Daily Wire’s report notes that Speno said she stumbled upon the alleged scheme in March when she sought permission to use images of Vatican art for an exhibition by a client.
“We discovered that a large table book had been published with high-resolution images of the interiors of the Vatican, including the Sistine Chapel,” Speno said. “We very much wanted to pursue an opportunity to license these images, as soon as possible.”
Speno contacted Scripta Maneant — the Italian publisher that licensed the photos in the book. Scripta Maneant claimed authority to broker the publishing rights via its “collaboration” with Vatican Museums vice director, Monsignore Paolo Nicolini. Scripta Maneant wanted $550,000 for the rights — with a portion being paid to the Vatican through Nicolini, according to Speno. Although Scripta Maneant claimed the fee would be shared with the Vatican, Speno said she later became suspicious.
“The Scripta Maneant scheme became obvious when the Scripta principals demanded a cash wire in the amount of $82,500 no later than their return from summer holiday in late August,” Speno said. “They said that they would produce Vatican approval for our Italian Renaissance Immersive project ‘if and only if’ the fee were wired to the Scripta bank account they provided. It was at this point that grave suspicion entered my mind.”
Ultimately, Speno said, “we terminated the deal when Scripta could not provide us with documented consent by the Vatican.”
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