Sean Hannity is leaving New York. The Fox News host vowed to exit his home state in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s disparaging statements about conservatives earlier this week. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Governor Cuomo said, “there is no place in the state’ for folks he deems “extreme conservatives.”
A widely syndicated radio show hosted by Sean Hannity is taped in New York. On Monday afternoon the conservative host stated that he had “had enough and was going to pack his bags.
Hannity had this to say during his broadcast:
“I was born and raised in New York and I can’t wait to get out of here … I really can’t. I don’t want to pay their 10 percent income tax anymore. I live in the second highest taxed county in the entire country. I can’t wait to sell my house. I can’t wait to pay no state income tax down in Florida or Texas, I haven’t decided yet.”
The conservative news host went on to say that he has lived in Rhode Island, New York, Georgia, and Atlanta over the course of his career and got to experience the completely different world in America which exists outside of New York. The Fox News host also noted the hypocrisy of Governor Cuomo’s recent state of the state address.
A clip played by Hannity during the radio show featured the governor saying that part of what makes New York special is “how we treat each other. We welcome everyone to the great state of New York.” In spite of comments by the governor attempting to downplay the marching orders he gave extreme conservatives after the nationwide backlash he received, the sentiments in the speech and interview definitely appear contradictory.
Sean Hannity also added this about his planned exodus from New York:
“Governor Cuomo, I’m going to leave and I’m taking all of my money with me – every single solitary penny. And by the way governor, because I work here – there’s a whole bunch of people that work for me and benefit because I do two shows. And I guess maybe some of them will be out of work, governor. I’m sure you’ll take care of them.”
The popular political analyst began his New York radio show during the 1990s. Hannity’s relocation follows similar moves by Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh. States New York and California with high cost of living and massive tax demands have been consistently losing residents to Texas, Florida, and South Carolina for the past five years.
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