On Monday’s show, Sean Hannity brought up a poll showing Sen. John Ensign (R-NV), who admitted to having an affair with a married staffer, having a higher approval rating than Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). Ensign is well known for calling others out on family values issues (Bill Clinton, Larry Craig, etc.). Here’s Hannity being a little wishy-washy on the subject of Ensign’s resignation.
BECKEL: You go to this thing with John Ensign, right, about Harry Reid. He’s more popular than — now, this is a guy — you’re a big family values guy. Here’s a guy that cheats on his wife, not just with somebody, but somebody on his staff who’s married. Now what do you think? Are you defending John Ensign?
HANNITY: That sounds like a liberal Democrat to me.
BECKEL: That was good.
DENNIS PRAGER, RADIO TALK SHOW HOST: Wait, wait, wait. What does have it to do with…
BECKEL: Excuse me. Excuse me for a second, Mr. University Prager. I want — I want him to answer this question.
HANNITY: My answer is, if you’re going to be a family-values candidate and a family-values politician, and you don’t live up to that, I think you should resign.
HANNITY: I don’t know where he stands.
BECKEL: Oh, he’s big.
HANNITY: But with that said, it is interesting that Harry, you know, Prince Pelosi, Prince Harry and Princess Pelosi. His ratings are lower than the guy that had an affair.
BECKEL: All I’m saying is let the record show that that you called for John Ensign to resign.
HANNITY: I don’t know where he stands on the issues.