During an interview Wednesday evening, Fox News anchor Sean Hannity quizzed Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) about why she was not supporting Rep. Kevin McCarthy’s (R-CA) campaign for House Speaker.
McCarthy’s opponent organization has 20 members, while McCarthy’s support group has almost 200 members.
“You don’t have the votes and it’s time to withdraw. He has 203. Your side has 20. Why is it time for him to withdraw and not you when he has so many more votes?” Hannity asked.
It was the opening exchange in a sparring match between the nationally viewed conservative cable news show and the fiery Republican lawmaker in the midst of a tumultuous battle for House Speaker that has engulfed Washington this week.
Hannity continued to question Boebert again as she explained her disgust with McCarthy.
“Let’s have a final answer. Who do you want? Who will you only support to be speaker? It’s not that hard.” Hannity said.
Throughout the 10-minute discussion, Hannity repeatedly asked how McCarthy’s opponents expected to collect more than 20 votes.
“You can believe your position, but I’m using your words. You said to President Trump, you said — ‘we’re very clear he doesn’t have 218. So you need to ask him to withdraw. If by Friday, you and your group of 20 don’t have a name with 30 votes, is it time for you to withdraw? And if not, why do you support a double standard?” Hannity continued.