Fox News’ conservative talk show host Sean Hannity verbally attacked United States Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota on Thursday night, after the congressman blasted Hannity as being the “worst excuse for a journalist” regarding sequester talk earlier in the week.
While many believed that there would be more from Hannity after the on-air incident in which Ellison blasted Hannity and refused to let Hannity speak on his own show, few knew that Hannity’s retort would come with so much ill-information about Rep. Keith Ellison. Hannity’s allegations about the congressman reveal that Ellison has had past connections to persons who have been dangerous to the United States, according to Hannity’s show.
During Hannity’s time devoted to Ellison on Thursday’s show, he purported that the congressman has had strong associations in the past with the likes of Minister Louis Farrakhan who is the leader of the controversial Nation of Islam. Additionally, Ellison reportedly had associations with Khalid Muhammed who was a Black Militant leader prior to his death.
Going a step further, Hannity said that Ellison not only associated with such radical figures, but he spent years spewing their hateful rhetoric. Hannity’s accusations referred to the congressman’s years as a law student in the 1980s and the 1990s.
Hannity suggested that Ellison is the other extreme of the Ku Klux Klan because “the rabid rantings of Khalid Mohammed <is> as frightening in terms of racism, anti-Semitism.”
Prior to Hannity’s broadcast in which he verbally attacked Ellison, the congressman severely criticized Hannity for his reporting of the sequester.