'You're Auditioning for MSNBC!' Hannity vs. Weiner in Must-See Battle
Anthony Weiner sat down with Sean Hannity tonight … and let’s just say neither guest nor host held much back. The former congressman was forced to resign in 2011 after he tweeted a nude photo of himself to a woman who was not his wife. A sexting scandal revealed itself this past year during Weiner’s failed run for New York City mayor.
Even though Hannity admitted to not agreeing on anything with Weiner, he wished him the best in his personal life. Weiner dodged questions about his egregious behavior, which led Hannity to ask about his future. “I thought maybe the reason you are here is because maybe you wanted to transition to television, and maybe you’re coming on this show in the hopes of like replacing Chris Matthews.”
“Nope,” Weiner responded. “You asked me to come on, you said you wanted to talk about ObamaCare. […] It seems sometimes you need some explaining on things. I’m here to do it for you, brother.”
Weiner became defensive when asked about his future plans and told Hannity not to worry about it.
Back in August, Weiner’s sexting mistress Sydney Leathers appeared on Hannity. She told the Fox News host that Weiner hated Hannity more than any other conservative. Tonight, Hannity confronted Weiner about that statement. He replied, “Hate you? I mean, I’m here on your show. […] I was part of the group in Washington […] among progressives who didn’t think it was heresy to come on Fox.”
The tables turned when they began discussing the debt ceiling. When Hannity tried to explain why he was concerned about raising it, Weiner interjected, “You don’t want to raise the debt limit, is that your position? […] Just answer a simple question . It’s a simple question.”
Hannity reminded him, “I’m the host, you’re the guest.”
“I get to do questions. What am I, a potted plant?” Weiner retorted.
The antics only continued from there, causing Hannity to speculate again, “You’re auditioning for MSNBC. […] You want Chris Matthews’ job, I can tell! You want to ask the questions. […] You never shut up like Chris Matthews either.”