Fox News host Sean Hannity and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich offered GOP candidates some free media training on Tuesday, the final day of the primaries. ministry before the general election.
In particular, Hannity expressed concern about Republican responses to questions about January 6 and former President Donald Trump, and about how the “media” wanted to “talk about and demean and lied that abortion is now illegal in the US.”
“Every woman needs to know that’s a big lie,” emphasized Hannity, who wrong prediction in May that there would be “no loss of access to abortion” if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. “Roe v. Wade has been overturned, the state will decide if there are any restrictions. States like New York and California won’t, and different states will have different laws, but abortion is still legal in the US. “
Hannity’s comments came as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) Law introduction beyond leaving the matter to the states to decide, although he’s been advocating it quite recently: a national ban on abortion after 15 weeks or later.
Hannity asked Gingrich how Republican candidates should handle being “badged by the media crowd.” “They need to learn the art of rotation,” Hannity suggested, before embarking on a role-playing scenario in which he played a member of the press and Gingrich an office seeker.
“What do you say to Donald Trump and all the people who entered the Capitol on January 6? What’s your answer?”
“My answer is that it is an important Washington issue,” Gingrich replied, dropping the subject. He then went on to list four unrelated topics.
“But right here at home,” he said, “it’s important that crime rates threaten our citizens, rising food costs are threatening everyone in our area, in fact. we don’t know what’s going on in our school and our parents deserve to know it, the fact is we really have to deal with the drug problem. “
Looking satisfied, Hannity continued.
“Follow-up question: What do you think about the Supreme Court taking away women’s right to have an abortion?” he asks.
“It is completely untrue. That’s not what they did, and I’m sorry you bought that fake,” Gingrich stated before changing the subject. “But let’s get back to what matters to every woman in America, starting with what they’re paying at the grocery store right now.”
An impressive Hannity responded: “That’s a great guide. You are great at what you do. “