Popular television and radio host Sean Hannity delivered a hard hitting response to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's claim that if "extreme conservatives" are "right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay," then "they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are."
Pledging to eventually vacate the state, Hannity delivered a pointed message on his radio show Monday, saying, "Gov. Cuomo, I’m going to leave and I’m taking all of my money with me -- every single solitary penny."
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Hannity went on to remind the governor that there are numerous employees who work for his radio and television programs and that these individuals will be out of a job if he decides to move out of the state.
"I guess maybe some of them will be out of work, governor. I’m sure you’ll take care of them," Hannity quipped.
Earlier, the host explained that he was born and raised in New York, but that he can't wait "to get out of here."
"I don’t want to pay their 10-percent state tax anymore. I live in the second-highest property taxed county in the entire country in Nassau County," Hannity explained. "I can’t wait to sell my house to somebody that wants it. I can’t wait to pay no state income tax down in Florida or Texas. I haven’t decided yet, but I’m leaning Florida because I like the water and I like to fish."
As for Cuomo's initial claim -- one that has also drawn the ire of Glenn Beck, among many others -- Hannity noted that the governor's definition of "extreme conservatives" would fit the ideological perspective of the vast majority of clergy in the Catholic faith, among others theological constructs.
Listen to Hannity's commentary below:
Cuomo released a statement yesterday claiming that his comments were taken out of context.
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