Hannity Claims Dems Want To Put Barr In Prison: ‘Welcome To Saddam Hussein’s USA!’

Sean Hannity
May 7, 2019 10:04 a.m.
EDITORS' NOTE: TPM is making our COVID-19 coverage free to all readers during this national health crisis. If you’d like to support TPM's reporters, editors and staff, the best way to do so is to become a member.

While raging against House Democrats for having the gall to request the unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, Fox News’ Sean Hannity claimed Democrats want to jail the attorney general and compared them to … Saddam Hussein.

“They’ve lost their mind. A Democratic congressman wants to handcuff — get this — the attorney general of the United States, have the sergeant of arms drag him before the committee or to prison,” he said. “No trial, no charges, nothing. Well welcome to Saddam Hussein’s USA!”

Hannity’s take — that Democrats have collectively lost it by accusing Attorney General William Barr operating as a shill for President Trump — has been increasingly embraced by conservatives in recent days, including Trump.

Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: