(CNSNews.com) – Conservative radio and television host Sean Hannity received the United in Purpose’s “Outstanding Impact Award” for his “transformational impact on American culture” at the organization’s inaugural awards ceremony, held Wednesday at the Trump International Hotel in Washington D.C.
Hannity was one of 12 conservative leaders to receive awards by United in Purpose in the ceremony hosted by Ginni Thomas, the CEO of Liberty Consulting.
“I want to accept this award on behalf of every irredeemable, deplorable American that clings to their God, guns, Bible and their religion and their country,” Hannity said.
“At this moment in history,” he said, “no one person is that important. If you want a wheel to go around, we are all spokes in this wheel. Every single one of you -- patriots, irredeemable deplorables in this room today -- without your hard work, with your missing spoke, if you’re not there, we’ve got problems.”
“This is my challenge to all of us,” said Hannity. “Let us be our spoke in the wheel. Every spoke matters. Let us do everything that we can do to save our Constitution, to save the rule of law, to work for the forgotten men and women.”
“It is going to be our job to bring back the intellectual, the void that needs to be filled in the Republican Party,” he said.
Hannity also warned the crowd, “every single day, I want you to understand a fundamental truth. There is an organized, well-funded infrastructure, that as we get up every day wants to undo an election that they lost. They never thought Donald Trump was going to be president of the United States."
Hannity also listed “five enemies,” the “Deep State, the Democrats, the media, the Republicans, [and] Never-Trumpers.”
“This has now come to -- between the Deep State, the Democrats, the media, the Republicans, the Never-Trumpers -- the responsibility of leading with ideas and principles now falls on all of our shoulders.”
“And we should with good cheer,” he said. “And we should with passion. And we should with fearlessness. And we should courageously.”
“Now we have been charged because we know better,” said Hannity, whose radio program is No. 2 in the nation. “We know these people are corrupt. We know there’s a swamp. We know the media lies. We know the Deep State are doing things that are illegal. And it now falls on our shoulders.”
Hannity concluded his remarks by saying, “I only say I do not deserve this honor. I accept it on behalf on all those irredeemable deplorables that clings to their God, guns, Bible and their religion. But I also say to all of you it is my sacred honor to hold hands, unite, [and] work with all of you.
“And if we do all that, we will fulfill the mission of making America not only the shining city on a hill, but a place where we are proud to hand off to our children and our grandchildren, because that was the gift and that was the legacy that so many before us gave us,” he said. “ And before I die, that is our mission and with all of your help we’ll get there.”
Others award recipients were Dan Bongino, a former NYPD detective and Secret Service agent; Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch; Frank Gaffney, president and CEO of the Center for Security Policy; Star Parker, president of the Center for Urban Renewal; and Richard Viguerie, chairman of American Target Advertising, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
You can watch Hannity's full acceptance speech here: