Conservative pundit and full-time Trump-lackey Sean Hannity made a perfect ass of himself on his radio show Thursday afternoon (according to an audio file and transcript of his show provided by Media Matters), drawing a connection, seemingly out of thin air, between Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) and the shooting at the Capital Gazette offices in Annapolis, Maryland earlier in the day that left five dead and two injured.
Though, at the time, the shooter's name and possible motive had not yet been released and truly only a few details about the incident had been known or released at that time, Hannity took it upon himself to draw a correlation between comments made by Rep. Waters regarding the public need to hold conservative lawmakers accountable for their actions and an otherwise unrelated shooting at a Maryland newspaper.
The incendiary accusations against Waters happened during Premiere Networks’ The Sean Hannity Show, where Hannity, during a breaking news segment on the shooting, suddenly segued into what can only be seen as shade and low-key blame being shouldered onto Rep. Waters and "the rhetoric" for the "something horrible" that Hannity says he had been "saying now for days...was going to happen."