Fox News host Sean Hannity has been singing the praises of Julian Assange and Wikileaks on Twitter and elsewhere lately, but one particular Friday evening tweet drew the ire of Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who felt the need to take Hannity to task.
Little did Sasse know, however, the tweetstorm that was about to ensue.
Here’s where it all started:
To which Senator Sasse responded:
*Not everything is about Nov 8th.
*Fact: Wikileaks regularly publishes US natl security secrets for the benefit of Russia. https://t.co/2a0MDY6f9x
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) October 21, 2016
Hannity then unleashed this series of tweets, none of which were responded to by Sasse as of this writing:
Then, it got personal. In response to Sasse’s tweet about going to a Casting Crowns Christian concert Saturday night, Hannity couldn’t resist yet another jab:
Great show by @castingcrowns at Ralston Arena. Thanks for coming to Nebraska. pic.twitter.com/nEyFoyhilB
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) October 22, 2016
Some, including Matt Wilstein of The Daily Beast, wanted to criticize the Fox News host for his change of heart about Assange. After all, Hannity had once called for Assange’s arrest for “waging a war against the U.S.” when the Wikileaks founder released documents sensitive to national security in 2010.
Reminder: Before he started going after Hillary, @seanhannity wanted Assange arrested for "waging war" against U.S. https://t.co/vXmVCFGoWi https://t.co/bB049Q1ut2
— Matt Wilstein (@mattwilstein) October 21, 2016
But Hannity was ready for that one too!
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