Fox News host Sean Hannity tried to blame President Obama for violence that has not yet occurred in Ferguson, Mo., over a grand jury decision that has not yet been issued.
A grand jury is expected to announce soon whether or not Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson will be indicted for fatally shooting Michael Brown on Aug. 9.
On "Hannity" last Thursday, the conservative host couldn't wait for the grand jury or the aftermath to blame President Obama and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, who have both called for peace in troubled Missouri town, reports CrooksandLiars.com (video below).
Hannity welcomed conservative radio host David Webb and former LAPD officer Mark Fuhrman, who was caught on audio years ago making racist statements about black people.
"David, let me ask you this, you’re on the ground there," said Hannity. "The president has weighed in on this. Eric Holder’s weighed in multiple times, even this week. My question is, they weighed in without hearing any of the evidence in this case. Didn’t they create in the minds of some people that a specific decision would be reached here and if that doesn’t occur, aren’t they responsible for creating that expectation and whatever violence may happen as a result?"
Webb didn’t affirm Hannity's claim, so the Fox News host switched to Fuhrman who didn't give him the answer he wanted.
Hannity then asked both men, "Last question for both of you, it’s a yes or no answer. If, God forbid something happens and I pray it doesn’t, do the president and Eric Holder, do they bear some culpability in whipping people’s minds up here?"
Fuhrman replied, “Yes, absolutely,” while Webb answered, “Yes, they do, Absolutely.”
MediaMatters.org reported in April how Hannity supported Cliven Bundy and his armed militia who confronted federal agents with sniper rifles.
"The government needs to stand down and figure out another way how to handle this," said Hannity on his radio show (audio below). "This is only a symptom of how one person, standing up to the government, I'm telling you, my opinion that this crisis could come to a head, and lives could be lost if we don't get out head on straight."
During a Fox News segment, Hannity asked Cliven Bundy's son if he had any plans to protect his dad from the U.S. government, noted RawStory.com (video below).
“I would assume, as Cliven’s son, you want to protect your dad, what are your plans if, in fact, they come late in the night?” asked Hannity.
Hannity also asked Bundy on Fox News how far the rancher was willing to go in his “range war.”