In his upcoming book, Romney: A Reckoning, Mitt Romney will attack the Fox News network and personalities like Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson.
Since being elected to the Senate in 2018, Mitt Romney has often stood-alone as an anti-Trump Republican. He has often been the lone voice willing to speak out when the former President did something abhorrent. And he's not sticking around much longer. Romney has announced that he will not run for another term in 2024.
Leaving office allows for the Utah Senator to give his opinions on a number of political topics. And this includes taking on Conservative media.
One excerpt from his upcoming book, co-written with McKay Coppins, will focus on Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson. Romney said of Carlson, "It's hard to imagine. [But Tucker Carlson is turning the GOP into] the pro-Russian, pro-authoritarian party. And that's not what it used to be."
Romney also discusses an argument he had with Sean Hannity after the Fox host accused him of being weak and a shill for MSNBC. He said of the host, "I can only imagine that Sean is consumed with Tucker Carlson being ahead of him, and his everyday effort is to find ways to reclaim the throne as the most-watched. He’s in the same vein as Tucker. Just not as effective as Tucker — Tucker’s smart."
When reached for a comment, a spokesperson for Hannity replied, "It’s very clear losing the presidency has turned Mitt into a small, angry, and very bitter man."