What did Sean Hannity Say About a Republican Brokered Convention?

March 09, 2016Mar 09, 2016

The news has been full lately of talk about a "brokered convention" for Republicans if any one candidate doesn't get enough votes to win on the first ballot.

What bothers many people is not the idea that someone won't win on the first ballot; that can happen. The problem is if some people see that as an opportunity to ignore the will of the people and select a candidate that most people didn't vote for.

Sean Hannity reacted strongly to this in his radio program on March 8. He said, while interviewing Ted Cruz, "There was a secret meeting at Sea Island, have you read about this? Had all these millionaires and billionaires and all these presentations. All of it seems to be focused around a push — and I think Mitt Romney kind of tipped his hand in that he wants this, John Kasich said it'd be exciting to have a brokered convention.


"I personally think I agree with you, it's going to be a disaster. Because supporters of yours, if you win more delegates than anybody else and you are right up there in that hunt, or if Trump wins more delegates and either of you don't get it, there's going to be a walkout. These people are not coming back either.

"...By the way, I'd be among them. I'm walking out. I'm not going to be a part of that."