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Sean Hannity leaving New York over Gov. Cuomo slam of pro-lifers
Mr. Cuomo said in a recent radio interview that pro-life conservatives have “no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
Mr. Hannity replied, via his syndicated radio show, Breitbart.com reported: “Now I want to tell you something — I was born and raised in New York. I want you to know that, and I can’t wait to get out of here. I really can’t. 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. I can’t wait to sell my house to somebody who 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.”
Mr. Hannity’s hosted his radio show in the city since the late 1990s. His leaving means he will join the ranks of fellow conservative radio stars Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, both of whom recently left for homes in Florida and Texas, respectively.
“Gov. Cuomo, I’m going to leave and I’m taking all of my money with me — every single, solitary penny,” Mr. Hannity said, Breitbart reported. “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.”
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About the Author
Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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