Hannity Attacks Border Funding Deal As ‘Garbage Compromise’
Fox New host Sean Hannity attacked the bipartisan border deal that would prevent a second government shutdown, saying it was a “garbage compromise.” Hannity made his remarks during Fox’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s rally in El Paso, Texas Monday night.
“On this so-called compromise, I’m getting details. 1.3 billion and non even a wall or barrier… Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain,” wrote Hannity in a Twitter message.
Some Republican lawmakers, such as Mark Meadows (R-N. Carolina) head of the Freedom Caucus, also criticized the deal.
“This does not represent a fraction of what the president has promised the American people,” Meadows told The Washington Post. “I don’t speak for the president but I can’t imagine he will be applauding something so lacking.”
The bipartisan deal would provide nearly $1.4 billion for border barriers, far less than President Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion. One legislator said the compromise will not completely satisfy either party’s demands.
“There’s not a single one of us who’s going to get every single thing we want, but nobody does. But we are going to get what is best for the United States,” Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said.
Lawmakers have until 11:59 p.m. Friday to get the deal through both houses of Congress and signed by Trump before another shutdown would occur. The clip from last night’s show can be seen below:
Hannity: “On this so-called compromise, I’m getting details. 1.3 billion and non even a wall or barrier… Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain.” pic.twitter.com/9HXaooxBGP
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