'You’re Polarizing!' Hannity Confronts Sen. Graham About 'Polarization' Jab
Sean Hannity last night confronted Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) for blaming Hannity and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, in part, for polarization.
Graham mentioned Hannity and Maddow in an interview with NBC News’ Chuck Todd, who asked why the country is so polarized.
Graham told Hannity, “Pushing conservatism to be better is sort of what you do, I think. And on [Maddow’s] side, I guess that’s what she does with liberalism.”
“But at the end of the day, I’m in a different business than you are,” Graham continued, saying that the GOP doesn’t have a solution for some problems, like immigration. Graham added that someone needs to find a way to solve the immigration problem with a plan that addresses all of the moving parts.
Hannity remarked that he has a conservative solution caucus, noting that he supports tax cuts, the penny plan, energy independence, border security and a strong national defense. He asked: Aren’t those solutions?
“Absolutely, you have solutions, but so does Rachel Maddow, and the problem is that we can’t blend these solutions,” Graham said, though he noted he would choose Hannity’s list of solutions over Maddow’s.
Hannity pointed out that Graham supported impeaching the president.
“You’re polarizing!” he told the South Carolina senator.
“At times,” Graham admitted.
Near the end of their discussion, Hannity told Graham, “You can apologize now.”
“I apologize if I hurt your feelings, and I think that’d be hard for me to do, knowing you pretty well, but what I am saying is that your solutions don’t work,” Graham responded.