Hannity: Not Leaving New York Right Away

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 08:07 PM

By Greg Richter

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Conservative talk radio and TV host Sean Hannity says he's not leaving New York immediately, despite comments he made Monday in response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's derisive remarks about conservatives.

Cuomo said in a radio interview Friday that far-right Republicans who are "right-to-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay . . . have no place in the state of New York, because that's not who New Yorkers are."

Hannity responded that he would be putting his house up for sale and moving to a state without income taxes, such as Texas or Florida.

But Hannity seemed to backtrack on Tuesday, telling fellow Fox News Channel host Greta Van Susteren that his words were taken out of context.

"I think people might have interpreted it that I'm leaving the next day," Hannity said. "If I could, I probably would, but I like to consider myself a responsible person."

Hannity said that "probably over 100 people," between his radio and TV shows, count on him for their livelihoods and he doesn't want to leave them in the lurch.

"I went home last night, and my wife and I talked about this seriously," he told Van Susteren. Counting federal, state, county, and New York City, Hannity said, about 62 percent of his income is paid in taxes.

"It's too much," he said. "It's almost like I am facilitating the robbery of the hard-earned money I am making."

Hannity said he plans to get out of New York "as quick as I can," sometime after his son graduates from high school.

"That is a sad state of affairs," Hannity said. "Liberals are not the tolerant people they proclaim to be."

Hannity said he'd love to see Donald Trump or former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani run for governor to stop the flow of people with money fleeing the state for those with lower taxes and regulations.

Trump has indicated he'd be willing to run as a Republican if there were no primary opposition.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Players' Union: Ray Rice Wins Appeal of His Indefinite Suspension

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 15:36 PM

Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is eligible for reinstatement by the National Football League after winnin . . .

Legal Immigrants Being Blocked in Latest Obamacare Glitch

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 14:27 PM

Legal immigrants, eligible for Obamacare, are running into problems when they try to sign up for coverage on HealthCare. . . .

Cosby Said He Blocked 2005 Tabloid Story about Sex-Assault Accuser

Friday, 28 Nov 2014 12:42 PM

Comedian Bill Cosby struck a deal with the National Enquirer in 2005 to give the tabloid an exclusive interview about a  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved