Sean Hannity explains move to Florida from New York

By Jen Krausz on
 January 4, 2024

Top Fox News host Sean Hannity announced on his radio and TV shows Tuesday that he has moved from Long Island, New York to the "free state" of Florida as part of a mass exodus from blue states to red ones.

"If anybody is listening to this program for any length of time, been threatening now to do this for quite a while, but we are now beginning our first broadcast of my new home, and that is in the free state of Florida. I am out. I am done. I’m finished. New York, New York, goodbye. Florida, Florida, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. But it’s great to be here," Hannity said.

Hannity predicted that the mass exodus would continue as long as blue states kept taxes high and regulations massive.

Whereas New York has a 10.9% income tax for top earners like Hannity and even taxes people who only work in the city but don't live there, Florida does not have state or local income taxes.

Hannity also noted, "And finally, for the first time that I can think of in my adult life, I actually have representatives in the state that I’m living in that share my values. I have a governor by the name of Ron DeSantis and Senator Marco Rubio and Senator Rick Scott. So I’m feeling a lot better about it."

New York state has had Republican governors in the past but has recently been dominated by Democrat politicians despite the fact that many residents outside the Big Apple are Republicans.