Hannity, during a panel discussion following the first day of a congressional hearing investigating the storming of the building by a violent mob of then-President Donald Trump’s supporters, asked Rivera a series of questions about security at the Capitol on the day.
Rivera responded with some hard truths for the Trump apologist.
“I think you’ve been, with all due respect and I love you, gaslighting, changing the subject,” Rivera told Hannity, who has previously tried to shift the blame for the insurrection away from the former president. Trump was impeached, for a second time, for inciting the violence.
“The subject is Jan. 6th and what happened to the United States Capitol and why it happened. Those two things,” Rivera continued. “The fact that the Capitol was targeted and that the prime instigator, the one who unleashed the mob, was the president of the United States. For god sakes, Sean …”
Hannity cut Rivera off.
“Geraldo, you just made an accusation against me,” he said. “We’re friends a long time. Wait a minute. You just told me I’m gaslighting.”
Rivera said Hannity was “changing the subject.”
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.