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A Wall Too Short: Hannity Disses ‘Garbage Compromise’ On Border Security

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David Krayden Ottawa Bureau Chief

Sean Hannity dismissed Monday night’s “agreement in principle” between Democrats and Republicans in Congress to avoid another government shutdown as a “garbage compromise.”

The compromise is more of a sellout and that $1.3 billion in funding for a border wall is laughable, the Fox News host said on “Hannity” Monday night.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in El Paso, Texas on February 11, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in El Paso, Texas on Feb. 11, 2019. (Photo by NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

As he was commenting on the agreement, President Donald Trump was delivering a fiery speech in El Paso, Texas, that focused on border security and how a wall would be beneficial to people of that state. (RELATED: ‘Go Back Home To Mommy’ — Crowd Chants USA! USA! As Trump Sends Protester Packing))

“By the way, on this new so-called compromise,” Hannity said. “I’m getting details. $1.3 billion? That’s not even a wall, a barrier …  We will get back into this tomorrow. Any Republican that supports this garbage compromise, you will have to explain — look at this crowd, look at the country.”

The money would provide for some sort of wall, fence or barrier that would protect about 55 miles of the border. Sources told Fox News that the Rio Grande Valley — where most of the illegals are crossing the border — would be the location of the new construction. The U.S. Border Patrol could decide what material to use to build the barricade.

Hannity predicted that Trump would have “no choice: he will veto and declare a national emergency,” adding that “as commander in chief, the president has a lot of perfectly legal options for building the wall. As evidence, the commentator referenced 10 U.S. Code Section 284 (B) (7) that cites the “construction of roads and fences … to block drug smuggling …”

President Donald Trump (3rd L) speaks to members of the media as (L-R) Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), Sen. John Thune (R-SD), Vice President Mike Pence, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Todd Young (R-IN) listen on Jan. 9, 2019. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Hannity also commented on the backroom deal that would restrict the number of illegal aliens that ICE can detain to 16,500, saying that this “arbitrary cap” would mean sending criminal illegal immigrants onto American streets. (RELATED: Sheriffs Warn That ICE Could Be Forced To Release 8,300 Criminal Aliens)

In his monologue, the conservative news host also commented on recent embarrassments in the Democratic Party, including anti-Semitic remarks from Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar and the continuing blackface scandal that pursues Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam.

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