Sean Hannity blasts 'garbage' funding compromise

Fox News host Sean Hannity took aim at reports of an immigration and border security compromise between Democrats and Republicans in Congress shortly after the deal was announced Monday night and before any details were publicly available.

In a segment on his show, Hannity warned that any Republican supporting a compromise with Democrats that did not involve funding for President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Trump speaks to rebel Libyan general attacking Tripoli Dem lawmaker: Mueller report shows 'substantial body of evidence' on obstruction MORE's planned wall along the Mexican border would "have to explain" their positions.


"By the way on this new so-called compromise, I am getting details ... $1.3 billion?" Hannity asked, referring to a figure reportedly agreed upon by lawmakers that is far lower than Trump has demanded for border security funding.

"That's not a— not even a wall, a barrier?" Hannity continued. "I'm going to tell [you] this tonight we will get back into this tomorrow. Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain [it.]"

The Trump supporter and confidant went on to point to a CBS News instant poll of Trump's remarks on the night of his State of the Union address, which indicated as high as 72 percent support from viewers for rhetoric the president used on immigration during his speech.

"Look at this crowd. Look at the country," Hannity continued. "Look at CBS News. Even they say 72 percent of the American people want the heroin to stop, the cartels to stop, the gang members to stop and those that wish us ill."

His comments came minutes after lawmakers on Capitol Hill announced that negotiators had reached an agreement "in principle" to avoid a second government shutdown over border security and immigration.

"We worked it out in principle. We think it's going to work," Sen. Richard ShelbyRichard Craig Shelby20 Dems demand no more money for ICE agents, Trump wall Conservatives urge Trump to stick with Moore for Fed Poll: Roy Moore leading Alabama GOP field MORE (R-Ala.) said.

Lawmakers involved in the talks refused to elaborate on what was in the compromise plan, but stated that neither party would be entirely happy with the provisions.

"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 LeahyPatrick Joseph LeahyDurbin calls Mueller report findings on Trump team 'troubling' 20 Dems demand no more money for ICE agents, Trump wall The Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump, Dems prep for Mueller report's release MORE (D-Vt.) said.

"If the four of us couldn't get it together, this Congress never could," he added.