Fox News host Sean Hannity blasted both conservative and liberal extremists after violent protests rocked Portland, Ore. this past weekend. Hannity’s call for unity also comes in the wake of accusations by critics that conservative rhetoric has contributed to recent mass shootings in both Ohio and Texas.
“This show will always condemn hatred on any side,” said Hannity.
“White supremacy, bigotry, you have no place in this society. None whatsoever,” he added.
Hannity also placed equal blame on both sides of the aisle. “To each and every single person on either side that has an extreme agenda, you must stop this insanity, this lawlessness,” he said. “This kind of behavior is unacceptable. It’s insane, it’s despicable, it’s violence, it’s extremism and it’s hurting our country.”
The host also reminded viewers that debate without violence is possible. “Let’s not forget that we can have political disagreements, but at the end of the day we’re all Americans,” said Hannity.