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 TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ 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 ShelbyHow the border deal came together Winners and losers in the border security deal GOP braces for Trump's emergency declaration 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 LeahyLeahy endorses Sanders for president ‘Contingency’ spending in 3B budget deal comes under fire How the border deal came together MORE (D-Vt.) said.

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