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Sean Hannity Asks Mitch McConnell To Step Down; Twitter Delights

Some on the left relished conservative "cannibalism" after the Fox News host ripped the Senate GOP leader for saying Donald Trump provoked the Capitol riot.

Sean Hannity used his radio program and Fox News show Tuesday to suggest that Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) surrender his leadership role for blaming Donald Trump for provoking the deadly Capitol riot.

“Mitch McConnell, if you’re not gonna fight, we deserve better,” the Fox News host told McConnell, who will be the Senate minority leader after two new Democrats are sworn into the Senate on Wednesday. “You can go back to representing the people of Kentucky and let somebody that knows how to lead, lead.” (Fast forward to 17:45).

People on Twitter relished the conservative infighting. “So fun, watching the GOP implode,” one user wrote.

McConnell said in private last week that he supported House Democrats’ impeachment of Trump, according to the New York Times.

But McConnell’s declaration on Monday that the “mob was fed lies” and “provoked by the president” put the right-wing personality over the top.

“I don’t remember Mitch McConnell ever being critical, but today he’s critical of Donald Trump,” Hannity said on his radio show, adding that the senator seemed to signal that he was indeed going along with the impeachment.

“Republicans need new leadership,” declared Hannity, a member of the Conservative Party and a staunch apologist for Trump’s misdeeds. “These guys have been there forever.”

 Many on Twitter celebrated what they saw as an outbreak of conservative “cannibalism.”