On Tuesday night, Hannity rowed back on that stance.
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala.
Hannity gave Moore 24 hours to either explain the inconsistencies in his account or drop out of the race. "You must immediately and fully come up with a satisfactory explanation for your inconsistencies that I just showed", Hannity said, talking about Moore's hedging on Hannity's radio show Friday, and his apparent signature in the yearbook.
Hannity's escalated remarks came days after critics bashed the conservative host for appearing to defend Moore and suggesting that the accusations against him might be false. A Washington Post report last week quoted four women who said Moore pursued relationships with them when they were teenagers and he was in his 30s; one said she was 14 when a 32-year-old Moore initiated a sexual encounter with her. He is facing Democrat Doug Jones in the election scheduled for December 12.
Earlier on Tuesday, the Republican National Committee scrapped a joint fundraising agreement with Moore's campaign and top party leaders, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have urged him to step aside.
Moore has not made any indication he will leave the race. "You must remove any doubt", Hannity said.
Then on Monday a new accuser stepped forward, with her high school yearbook she says Roy Moore signed.
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"Before we close tonight i want to address the new very serious misconduct allegations against Judge Roy Moore".
"You know I do not and will never rush to judgment, because we have seen the media and politicians get it wrong so many times", he said.