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Sean Hannity leaving New York over Gov. Cuomo slam of pro-lifers

- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Conservative radio host Sean Hannity delivered a harsh response to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's remarks against pro-lifers living in New York: I'm packing my bags and leaving.

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, 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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