Hannity goes one-on-one with Rep. Ellison over sequester
Sean debates Democratic congressman
- Duration 9:11
- Date Feb 26, 2013
Sean debates Democratic congressman
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First the big story we're following at this hour is the countdown to these sequester the goes in two short days at the stroke of midnight march the first.
85 billion dollars in automatic spending cuts will be triggered.
But he -- the clock ticking closer and closer to that deadline are alarmist in chief president -- himself.
He did not feel the need to be at the White House today nor did he think it was important enough to visit Capitol Hill.
And try and hammer out a bipartisan solution to the mess that he himself has put the country and no instead of focusing on tickets to fixing the problem he decided to take -- sequestration.
Scare tactics on the road today with a visit to the commonwealth of Virginia.
And as usual as teleprompter was loaded to the brand -- more the same irresponsible end of the world rhetoric that we've all grown accustomed to in fact.
His choice of words was so ridiculously similar to a we've heard from him exactly a week ago we could not resist on this program.
We'll put together ray handed -- highlight -- a president panic in action.
Do not adjust your screen.
This is not deja Vu that you're seeing -- not seeing double sadly this is the -- leadership in the age of Obama.
-- -- -- -- Congress might.
Oh wow this series -- -- immediately.
Arbitrary budget cuts to take place.
-- Washington has this request for -- congress allows this meat cleaver approach to take place.
You know jeopardize our military readiness.
-- all of this great job creating investments and education and energy and medical research and early education like head start.
An early start would be eliminated for nearly a thousand children Border Patrol agents we'll see their hours reduced.
FBI agents will be -- Federal prosecutors will have to close cases you don't -- what little.
I don't know.
They're -- traffic controllers and airport security doesn't cut backs and that -- -- anyway there are delays in airports across the country.
Well the parents leftist rebels scrambled to find your problem here for their kids.
Hundred bunker out about American.
They're very familiar here bright and vaccinations -- came -- relations.
They're not Smart.
They are not fair they will hurt our economy very self inflicted wound that doesn't have to have they don't have to have not laid out plan.
Details how we can pay down our deficit.
Get away that's balanced and responsible.
A balanced plan.
-- the -- more spending cuts.
For tax reform the clothes a special interest loopholes in the second I get that bill might just double -- -- -- -- but I've got to get congress.
To pass it.
We'll -- them under a 100% of what we want.
But nobody should want these cuts to go through.
Part of classic if and when the -- -- question takes effect on -- because the president was more concerned with fear mongering than finding a solution.
For the problem that he himself created joining me now with some insight democratic congressman Keith Ellison.
A Minnesota congressman a lot of backs are.
I guess is that's what we could describe his staying on message something the Democratic Party I would argue is very good that.
Pretty good attitude I have I don't think -- quite frankly you are the worst excuse for a -- -- -- -- in the wired did and whisper.
You heard me I didn't say it again and -- -- I heard you I mean what -- just displayed.
Was not journalism it was yellow journalism.
It wasn't anything close to try to tell the American people what's really going on.
And -- mr.
Shockey yellow journalism did.
To play you mama his own words as yellow journalism well what the background music in with your lead -- before you do you let the president talk.
Let me tell you I was here the -- everything the president -- is absolutely true yeah and for you to try to make the American people think that it -- it.
It's deceptive on your part and it's a breach of everything pins every every every journalistic -- I've ever heard it was just violated by you.
And the president was truthful the president was honest the president what the president said it was dead on accurate.
And for you to say the president is to blame here is ridiculous.
I was there August 2000 and an eleven win the Republicans your party which shameless.
-- -- Republicans -- not because I perhaps you are nothing but a Republican and again and get some rocks unless you are sir I'm a registered I had read what sir.
Well can't just say I know not arrested as -- -- -- you know you like chickens -- -- for the Republican Party are prejudiced against her daughter have constantly.
No alibi -- 100% of the time he don't he would really help us.
OK well good let me just say this look for evidence that is that what the president's that is absolutely true.
The president of the people watching the show should ignore all of the all of that commentary that you put in and all of these -- music that you put on.
And -- -- to see what the president actually said because what the president said was true.
The president you by the way -- inaccurate when you say.
That the president is to blame here he's not.
It was the Republicans in August 2011.
Said that they were going to cause the American economy -- -- default on debts we already acquired.
And less and -- they got deet -- but substantial cuts.
And we into that with a downgrade because of what the Republicans did.
And after that we set up this thing called the the the could mean the super committee.
It would all the Republican members -- super committee had already pledge to Grover Norquist they would not raise revenue only do cuts.
And then after it failed as it always is going to we ended -- with.
We'll ask a question and you know putting I've given accurate and I know I -- -- -- -- high.
Time to -- congressman now now he's a little -- of where you're getting it all we have so nice to -- -- award in my own program -- -- let me.
Good question for that matter of fact let me ask you as you said the president was sure glad the congressman Collin Powell -- Do you -- your chance I -- three minutes to rant -- -- Allen used.
I gave you three minutes relax I've got a question for years show you -- -- on the program to answer well don't wanna get a couple what he said hell and and you sat.
And get my.
Congressman admitted -- congressman let me ask him.
What I think is right he's so angry you so angry let me ask.
Big question agree.
Yeah and I even as I think is actually.
I can't thank you.
Here's my question here's my question for you the first time -- -- listen I invited you on ID 83 minutes -- -- now let me ask a question we'll have a discussion.
I haven't -- In the spirit of bipartisanship let's find the dialogue I wanted to that's what you -- republic Max I'm a registered as conservative I am concerned you wanna make the thousand dollar bet that I'm a registered conservative wanna get 101000 dollar minute.
I don't -- I don't bad.
I'm just telling you have a registered conservative either but I wrote called conservative victory had it right Republican do you have a question for me sir yes segments right now.
First thought was Max Baucus and it was Bob Woodward that said that the president requested to sequester point one point number two.
My question she was very simple.
Barack Obama could you said that what he said it's -- control and here's my question -- here's my question Republican Party.
Congressman -- the provision of the budget and congressman.
A lot of Republicans are responsible to -- -- -- -- I gotta get caught our -- and I know -- broken record now let me -- get my question -- broken -- okay thank you here's my question.
So Barack Obama said in 2008 when his running for office that George Bush was irresponsible and unpatriotic for.
When he -- became president we had ten trillion dollars in debt.
You we know sixteen trillion win at -- sixteen trillion dollars in -- what I harassment I'm here to speak so.
Fifteen trillion dollars and yeah.
You wanna I wanna ask you this he thought about that as my -- got an answer for you.
You wanna do -- by the sixteen trillion let's do something and Lex closed -- like -- large corporations and -- a big yachts and jets should not be.
So that you could write -- let's say this ExxonMobil.
And and Chevron should not -- a tax rebate and a subsidy.
Let's start there let's say that people who are who get pay less oil and congressman you -- -- really well.
What can I ask you questions and isn't ready to hit a simple question you don't get as much.
John and your question around you is it immoral.
Is an immoral to you are killing sixteen just can't allow the moral what do I guess it's just more.
I didn't do anything similar attributes you say things that aren't sure give me one example -- Well to try to say.
That it is that it is the president's fault in his to blame is wrong and it's -- it's not his culture and we have sixty usually find that.
He -- -- until you critters and we didn't -- -- the president since he's been president -- not know you don't -- six trillion today.
Since you don't presently the -- right let's talk about the doctrine if you are a waste of time.
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