John McCain blasts Sean Hannity for peddling ‘a fake news story’ alleging ties to Russia
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) on Thursday blasted Sean Hannity over a fake news story the conservative Fox News host posted on his Twitter feed.
Hannity on Wednesday tweeted—then deleted—an article purporting to show that “globalist war criminal John McCain requested campaign donations from the Russians!”
“Wow if true,” Hannity wrote.
In a statement, spokeswoman Julie Varallo implored Hannity to “correct the record” on his erroneous tweet.
“It is unfortunate that Sean Hannity would attack Senator John McCain over a fake news story,” she said, “It’s wrong and he should correct the record.”
Read the statement below, via NBC News’ Frank Thorp V (@franthorp):
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) February 23, 2017
UPDATE Feb. 23 — 12:28 p.m.:
Hannity on Thursday apologized to the Arizona senator, writing in a post that he “retweeted an inaccurate article.”
I retweeted an inaccurate article. My apologies to @SenJohnMcCain.
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) February 23, 2017