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tomorrow night we have brit hume. don't miss that. go to kelly file. and follow me on twitter @megyn kelly. and let us know what you'd like to hear from mr. hume about. thanks for watching. this is the kelly file. tonight -- >> jeb says we were safe with my brother. we were safe. well, the world trade center just fell down. >> the feud between donald trump and jeb bush over 9/11 intensifies. >> look, my brother responded to a crisis and he did it as you would hope a president would do. >> governor bush is here exclusively to respond. >> the seven members of my committee are much more focused on the four dead americans than we are anyone's presidential aspirations. >> hillary clinton is set to testify this week in front of the benghazi select committee. we'll expose how she's changed her story over time. >> what difference at this point does it make? >> plus louisiana governor bobby jindal on his battle to defund planned parenthood. "hannity" starts right here,
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right now. >> and welcome to "hannity." tonight, 2016 republican presidential candidate donald trump is in a major war of words with his republican rival, former florida governor jeb bush, over who is to blame for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. here's what trump has been saying in recent days. >> i think i'm much more competent than all of them when you talk about george bush, and say what you want, the world trade center came down during his time. i would have been much different. i must tell you. somebody says, well, it wouldn't have been any different. well, it would have been. i'm extremely, extremely tough on illegal immigration. i'm extremely tough on people coming into this country. i believe that if i were running things, i doubt that those families would have -- i doubt those people would have been in the country. jeb said we were safe during his reign. that wasn't true. that's the only thing i pointed out. i'm not blaming anybody, and i'm not blaming george bush, although, if you look at his three primary agencies, they hated each other, they weren't talking. it wasn't they weren't talking by mistake. they hated each other.
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a good leader would have made sure they got along and they talked. >> here's part of governor bush's response to donald trump. >> have i grave doubts, to be honest with you. and it's only because of the things that he says. it looks as though he's not taking the responsibility, the possibility of being president of the united states seriously. >> here to respond in more detail is 2016 presidential candidate former florida governor jeb bush. governor, good to see you. that question that you were answering is whether or not you trust donald trump to have his finger on our nuclear arsenal. and your answer was no. >> well, look, i mean, you have the palestinian uprising incited by the palestinian authority. you have syria in complete disarray. you have iran interests in the region on the run. russia now has as much or more influence than the united states in the region. and we need a steady hand. we need someone that understands the grave threats and america's leadership in the world.
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and his view of history is just wrong. the simple fact is that when we were attacked, my brother created an environment where, for 2,600 days, we were safe. no one attacked us again. and he changed the laws. he did everything necessary, united the country and he kept us safe. and just a tip of the hat to that, and moving on to what the threats are today is what we ought to be focused on. donald trump is not a serious candidate as it relates to foreign policy. >> does that mean that we've had this big issue about whether or not every republican candidate would support the eventual nominee, would that mean if you don't trust him to have his finger on the nuclear button, you wouldn't support him if he became the nominee. >> sean, all i said is i have grave doubts. that's what a campaign is all about. he can persuade people that he's capable of being commander in chief. ing he has to show that he's capable. it's not about him, it's about policies, about a strategy,
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understanding how the world works and how american leadership matters. look at syria. in the last month donald trump has said let isis take out assad, then he said let russia take out isis. he was happy that russia is in syria. that's not in our strategic interests to allow russia to gain influence. they're barrel bombing the innocents in syria. this problem is cascading throughout the region. there's a million refugees heading towards europe. you can't expect the soviet union whose only objective is to prop up its client state, assad, to take out isis. that's not their intention. this lack of understanding how the world works is what the problem is. >> i want to ask you as it relates to -- i think this is an important question because we don't learn from the mistakes in the past, i would argue we're doomed to repeat them. you're right, when we talk about all the different issues that are going on in the world right now, it's a pretty scary time, in my opinion. in my first book that i wrote in 2002 "let freedom ring," i
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actually described how monsour ijaz tried to broker a deal between the u.s. and sudan where literally the sudanese were offering -- they wanted sanctions lifted. and they offered bin laden on a silver platter. in a speech before the long island business authority an old friend of mine mac crosston actually asked bill clinton about this issue. and i'm going to play it for you. and here's what he said. >> if bill clinton knew he want to commit crimes against america and was offered him and he didn't take him, isn't that in and of itself a legal basis to take the guy? i mean, if we're going to really delve into this issue, that seems to me like an admission.
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>> if bill clinton knew he wanted to commit crimes against america and was offered him and he didn't take him, isn't that in and of itself a legal basis to take the guy? i mean, if we're really going to delve into this issue, that seems to me like an admission. >> i think there's two ways to look at islamic terrorism. one is a threat that has to be taken out as it relates to creating a strategy that calls it a war, or we view it as a law enforcement operation where people have rights. i think the clinton administration made a mistake of thinking bin laden had to be viewed from a law enforcement perspective. similarly the threat president obama's policy seemed to be focused on that as well. this is a war against western civilization. and without the united states' leadership, this will be a problem for generations to come. i think we need to be much more forceful both here to protect the homeland as well as overseas to create a strategy to unite the world against this great threat.
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i don't believe donald trump has the capability of doing that. >> you see the backlash emerging now in europe over the refugee problem from syria and iraq. the president said he's going to bring in 250,000 refugees into this country. my fear is and our national intelligence director james clapper said that isis in iraq will infiltrate the refugee population. if that's the case, i don't think we can risk taking one refugee in, although we can help probably on a humanitarian basis. what's your position on that? >> the principle thing we should focus on is a strategy to take out assad and to take out isis. and i laid out that strategy two months ago where we create a no-fly zone and a safe haven for a force where both europe and the arab world would unite behind a force that was well trained where our air support could make a difference. that's the way to restrict the number of refugees leaving. we can't take 250,000 refugees. i've never heard that. and that would be impossible to
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imagine logistically for us to screen. and it's going to be a huge problem from europe as well. russia has made this worse. and donald trump believes that russia's presence is a good thing in syria. it just makes no sense at all. he's running for president of the united states, he should be commander in chief. he's running for commander in chief. he should have a policy that projects america's leadership and presence in the world, not to applaud putin for filling our void. >> let me ask you two other foreign policy questions because i think they're important. one is the president signing off on this whole iranian deal. they get $150 billion to spin their centrifuges. we get nothing out of the deal. 24 hour notice for inspections. they build their icbms, they get missile defense and get more conventional weapons. that coupled with john kerry last week. here israelis are getting killed and he tried to create a moral equivalency between palestinian terrorists and israel. what are your reactions to those two specific, i think, huge, mistakes? >> first, they go hand in glove.
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because legitimizing the iranian regime to allow them to become the largest sponsor of terrorism in the world which is what we have done in an unverifiable agreement is only sending fear throughout the region. and israel correctly views this as an existential threat. i don't believe it's necessarily a coincidence that the palestinian authority is inciting violence against innocent israelis. we have some say as it relates to the palestinian authority given the fact that we provide aid. and we should be very clear that there is no moral equivalence. that inciting terror inside of israel is not the equivalency of what israel does in self-defense. they do this in their schools to incite a feeling of hatred towards israel. israel is responding as any sovereign nation would. we should be completely on their side on this. and frankly, the next president of the united states ought to be getting israel's back. we need to make sure we're
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supporting israel providing them with the most sophisticated equipment. to create a deterrent effect as it relates to iran. i think one of the ways to do it is to show our support for israel. >> we have a few political issues emerging, the latest on joe biden getting in, hillary clinton's got a big showdown with the benghazi select committee and the republicans can't seem to find a speaker. thoughts on all three? >> well, i think joe biden will be a strong candidate for sure. it will be interesting to see, as they trip over themselves to move to the left, it creates a huge opportunity for us to be able to regain the center with conservative principles and conservative policies drawing people towards our cause. so i'm excited about that. i hope they have a fierce primary battle. as relates to the speakership, hopefully that will sort itself out soon. finally, what was the last question? >> about hillary, the benghazi select committee. >> hillary, yeah. the idea that she thinks this is a joke, that she literally laughs out lout when it's
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brought up about her e-mails and benghazi when there's an fbi investigation and a congressional inquiry that's run by an honorable man, trey gowdy, that's not politicizing this, i think shows how vulnerable she is. and i hope the committee shows that. >> if you have grave doubts about trump and the nuclear weapon. if you have grave doubts about -- who would you rather have with a finger on the button, obama, trump, or hillary, or do all three scare you? >> look, i'd rather have the republican nominee. that's who i would rather have. i'm a loyal republican, i've been that way for a long while. >> all right, governor, good to see you again. thanks for being with us. >> thank you. >> coming up, we'll have more on this battle between donald trump and hik gets ready to face the benghazi disease. we'll detail how her story changes. plus, donald trump was invited to appear on fox news sunday and
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figure blew it in terms of preventing the 9/11 disaster, if you were to point to any figure, then it would be mr. clinton and his presidency. >> but his exact words were, i didn't bring him here because he had committed no crimes against america. we had no basis on which to hold him, although we knew he wanted to commit crimes against america. doesn't that represent a conspiracy that you could bring him on that charge alone? >> and his failure to do so, that makes him complicit in it. >> yeah. >> i guess you could make that argument. i don't think that's a strong argument. a stronger argument was that they had an opportunity to kill bin laden and they didn't kill him. and he should have been killed. bill clinton. that's the very representation of the pre-9/11 mind-set, which this is a crime, a criminal conspiracy rather than an act of war. look, trump is absolutely right. this is a massive government failure at all levels that we experienced this attack on our shores and bush was the head of the government at that time.
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but he was only in there nine months. and the politics here, though, jeb has to be so -- he's been so reactive to this entire campaign. trump has set the agenda, set the debate. if i were bush, i'd be desperate to get out there and start my own fight, not with trump, but with the left, with the media. >> with hillary. >> with the democrats. correct. >> one other thing. let me go back to what bill clinton also said. the only place bin laden ever went to that we knew he was there occasionally, he went to kandahar. he would always spend the night there in a compound with 200 women and children. i could have on any given night ordered an attack that i know would have killed 200 women and children. and he didn't do it. is that the same pre-9/11 mentality you're talking about? >> absolutely. everyone would have taken that shot after we saw those towers fall. this is a threat that wasn't taken seriously enough over the course of about two decades. >> what do you think? you agree with rich, michelle, in terms of should jeb be
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responding to this? obviously, i asked him about it. it's in the news. he said "i have grave doubts about whether donald trump should have his finger on the button." so i got to ask him about it. >> i think he should try to run away from the issue. every time they bring this up, what trump is doing is reminding people that jeb's last name is bush and that he's part of the bush family. and i think that's one of the biggest weaknesses of jeb bush. but in terms of what donald trump said, i do think there's some truth to it. i don't think he articulated it correctly. but george w. bush was president at the time. the fbi and the cia were not communicating and coordinating with one another. we know that many warnings were given from intelligence officials to the bush administration and they did not take it seriously. so there's blame to be passed around. but both the bush administration and also the clinton administration. >> i'd actually put more on the clinton administration myself, especially based on what clinton himself has admitted.
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>> it has to be taken into account in a serious way. in american history, we know from time to time go back to the pearl harbor attack. a lot of folks said there was a conspiracy. roosevelt knew about it. so there conspiracy mentality in american politics and american history. i think the trump shot is not fact based. i think it's a cheap shot. but it's a great political shot across the bush bow. >> but the thing is that republicans -- >> how do you respond? it is not factually based. >> what did you say, michelle? >> the problem is republicans constantly say oh, you know, obama's responsible and secretary of state hillary clinton at the time was responsible for benghazi because they were the ones who were at the top and in charge when this occurred. well the same can be said about george w. bush -- >> there's no comparison whatsoever. >> there's no comparison? if the roles were reversed -- >> we're talking about a decision potentially withholding assistance at benghazi.
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no one made that charge against george bush. and to say that george bush is responsible for an attack by -- >> i'm not saying he is responsible. i'm saying -- >> well, there's a lot of reasons we were attacked, but i'm not going to blame the president of the united states. for the attack. i think trump, as much as i like him and love him in some ways, he is wrong about this. >> you thing a good political move. >> a great political move, but it's absent any fact and it's bankrupt. >> in many ways we are repeating history because i would argue that if the iranians get their nuclear weapon and use it, obama's going to be long gone. >> exactly. >> and the cost of the weakness comes after you're gone usually. and that happened with clinton. it's probably going to happen with obama. i think what's most objectionable about trump's statements about this, though, is his contention that he would have magically stopped these attacks from happening. >> i think he's talking about immigration there, but that's a separate issue. >> well, i'm not even sure. even if you had the same views
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then that he does now about immigration, you're not going to do it in nine months in accept 2011 in 2001 if you're elected the same time bush was. but it goes to his broader critique. the immigration system has been broken forever in this country. we suffered a catastrophic attack on our shores partly because of the and it's still not fixed. >> let me add one other thing. if you see what's happening in europe right now, there's such a backlash especially to the syrian, iraqi migrant refugee crisis. i think that same political sentiment is growing leaps and bounds here. i will be a major factor a year from now when this election takes place. >> i think you're right. this 9/11 mentality, the pre-9/11 mentality. post 9/11 we have that mentality again. >> scary. >> in this administration. >> you can see it in iran and israel. >> in too many different ways. >> all right. thank you, all. coming up, hillary clinton set to testify this week in front of the benghazi select committee.
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welcome b welcome back to "hannity." hillary clinton will be in the hot seat on thursday. the former secretary of state will finally testify before the house select committee on benghazi. now, this hearing comes at a bad time for clinton as damning new evidence was just uncovered showing that ambassador chris stevens requested more security but was turned down by the state department months before he was murdered in the benghazi attacks. >> our ambassadors also asked for public messaging advice on
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the violence in libya. victoria newland e-mails him and says we need help with your public messaging advice. he needed help with security, john, he didn't need help with pr. he was asking for more security. and on one occasion, he even joked in an e-mail, maybe we should ask another government to pay for our security upgrades because our government isn't willing to do it. >> unbelievable. while clinton will likely face pressing questions over why her state department failed to meet the security needs of an important diplomatic compound, she may encounter even harsher criticisms for a stand-down order given to personnel at the adjacent cia annex. now it's an order that the state department denies but was all too real for the security forces there on the ground. was a stand-down order given to you, chris? >> stand-down order was given to john teigen. i was told to wait twice. the semantics and the words we're playing with here are ridiculous. the order was given, it cost
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lives. that's enough southeast said. >> that's not all. clinton will likely come under fire for what she said days after the attack. >> we've seen the heavy assault on our post in benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. we've seen rage and violence directed at american embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. >> that statement seems especially odd considering a 2012 report from the u.s. senate concluded the following -- quote, senior officials from the ic, the department of state and the fbi who participated in briefings and interviews with the committee said they believed the attack on the mission facility in benghazi to be a terrorist attack immediately or almost immediately after it occurred. here with reaction, former deputy national security adviser for the clinton administration nancy soderberg and jay sekulow. nancy, what we got here,
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before the attacks we have chris stevens, the ambassador, requested security numerous times. it was denied. we need to know why. people died because it was denied. during the attack people there, five of them, testified that a stand-down order was given. and then we have evidence that shows they knew immediately it was a terror attack but yet we get this whole lie that was created by clinton and others that it was a spontaneous demonstration related to a youtube video. so aren't these really serious, legitimate questions that we need answers to? >> well, i'll answer that in one minute. let me take a second to respond to a previous segment. as a former bill clinton official. i just need to correct the record that bill clinton was not trying to kill bin laden before 9/11. he spent the last three years of his presidency trying to target bin laden. as we found under president bush -- >> that's the way. but that's not on the -- that's not what it said.
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>> that's another segment i can't let go. >> we didn't have the legal authority to take him even though we know he wanted to commit crimes against america. that's his own voice. that's his own words. >> that was well before we were actually trying to kill him. which was the whole last three years. >> excuse me. he's saying that -- you're making my point. >> you're complaining a police action. i think that's the reality is. the clinton administration viewed it as a police action, not an act of terror. that's the difference. that's why they were reacting incorrectly. but that's another segment. >> anyway, let me just answer you on the hillary issue which is what you turned for me to. i think you have to look at the accountability review board which is a nonpartisan review. seven other congressional committees that put out what was the facts here, which is, number one, this is a tragic death of four brave americans. and i think you have to pause -- and this is using those deaths for blatant political partisan action. there was no stand-down order
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given by hillary clinton. >> whoa, stop for a second. whoa, whoa, whoa. >> on this show -- >> wait a minute. five people that were there, five of them, are you calling them liars? no, five of them were on my show. are you saying -- >> i'm -- >> -- that they're liars. because that's what you're saying. >> no. i'm saying that hillary clinton did not give any stand-down order. >> i didn't say she did. >> the secretary of state is responsible for the actions. the ambassador had security needs and it was denied. so she's responsible. >> look at the seven reports that have come back there. there were certainly steps that hillary clinton asked for review of this. there are lot of nonpartisan recommendations going forward. you show take a look at those. but you got to look at this committee on thursday morning. it is a political witch hunt. >> you said that three times now. i got your talking point. we got your talking point.
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>> with due respect, how about answering the fundamental question? okay. the fundamental question. we knew there was increased security made because of the was door notified the state department. that's under no dispute. indisputable fact, number one. number two, we know no increased security was given. again, not in dispute. number three, the secretary of state was hillary clinton. she's ultimately responsible for that increase of security being denied. and the fourth thing we know is that the narrative that the obama administration wanted was the video on the internet which also we knew immediately was not the reason for this attack, that this was a planned, precalculated attack. and those are the real facts that i hope come up in the committee and i'm sure they will. that's the reality of what we're dealing with. >> nancy, i have another question. you weren't there. the committee reporters weren't there. why would they not take into account the five consistent voices that said stand-down orders were given? >> i have no idea who gave
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those -- >> why? you keep citing a report that doesn't take into account their testimony. >> right. >> all i'm questioning is hillary clinton, you cannot pin that on hillary clinton. what you need to look at is -- >> i didn't mention hillary's name in that. >> that's the ultimate responsible party in the state department. >> and she is taken responsibility for this. if you look at the nonpartisan reports that have been put out there including the republican chairman of the house armed services committee said when things were unfolding, when you look back. >> but the facts remain. >> tragically was not. and you have to be careful about exploiting the -- >> but the security was denied. >> tragedy. >> before security was denied -- five people that were there say a stand-down order was given. now what we know to be a false narrative was given to the american people after. >> right. >> i've been in the white house when bosnia happened. the first reports that come in are never accurate. >> but they knew a week later. >> you're acting as if these are. >> they corrected it as soon
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anti-latino comments. and the nhla had praised nbc universal when it severed its ties with donald trump. we are appalled that you would enable trump's hateful speech for nothing less than ratings, a ratings ploy, and we ask that you rescind your snl invitation. trump responded earlier today when he was on "fox & friends." >> i'm leading in the polls with hispanics. you look at polls in nevada. i'm leading in the polls with hispanics because i produce jobs, and they know it. i have thousands of hispanics that work for me. my relationship with hispanics is better than those groups. those groups are looking to fund raise. i know all about those groups. >> here with reaction from the washington times charles hurt and the chairman and co-founder of the national hispanic foundation pour the arts, mr. felix sanchez. thanks for being with us. what specifically caused you to write a letter such as this when you say anti-latino comments, what specifically are you referring to?
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>> well, i think, you know, as we all know trump in his announcement speech referred to mexican immigrants as, you know, rapists and murderers and that kind of rhetoric really offended -- >> mr. sanchez? >> -- a large percentage. >> i have been down to the border many times. i sat in on a security briefing, in the sate of texas alone, 654,000 crimes were committed by illegal immigrants including murder and rape. i asked trump myself. he was talking about those people that break the law by not having controlled borders. are you not allowed to say that -- do you not acknowledge that some people crossing our border illegally commit crimes like murder and rape? are you denying that truth? >> you know, the issue really -- >> i asked a question. i didn't ask you what the issue was. i asked you are you denying that some illegal immigrants commit horrible crimes against american citizens? are you denying that truth? >> i don't know the level, but -- >> i didn't ask you the level.
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are you denying that people commit murder -- no, this is not small issue. are you denying that people do not respect american law and sovereignty and enter this country illegally also when they get here commit crimes against american citizens? >> i can't speak for that. >> you don't know the truth about that? >> i think that we all know that crime occurs. >> by illegal immigrants. so he was talking about that. >> it occurs by every segment of society. we see crime. >> including illegal immigrants. >> and i'm sure that there are, you know, the statistics are there to show that most illegal immigrants that are in this country -- >> he even said that. not all. he said some. he said that in a statement to which you're referring. charles, here's the point. charles, we got a situation where i understand. i've been down to the border, 10, 12 times. i look at one side of the border and there is poverty. and the other side is half
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million, million homes. i get why people want to come here. but i'm only asking people to do it legally. that's what donald trump says. it gets twisted into this, which i find frustrating. >> and the other reason that they come here is because we're a nation of laws and we believe in laws and laws aren't to be disregarded. and honestly, mr. sanchez seems like a nice guy and everything, but i feel like so many people are undermining their own message by denying or trying to conflate what donald trump said talking about the illegals who came here who are coming here committing horrible, heinous, disgusting crimes by somehow conflating those people with all of the good law abiding people who do come here legally. >> come here legally, right. >> come here legally, wait in line. >> and contribute to our society. >> absolutely. >> mr. sanchez, respond to that. >> yeah, i mean, the issue is, you know, the narrative that gets portrayed about immigrants that are coming from mexico is that it's an overwhelming negative message.
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and that negative message extends then to people whose ancestry is from mexico. and so mexican americans and many latinos found those comments very offensive. >> mr. sanchez, he's only talking about those that commit crimes and those that don't respect our laws. shouldn't people respect our laws if they want to come in the country? that's a question. should people respect our laws and come in legally. >> he's creating wedge issues. >> i'm asking you a question. should people come in legally? is there anything wrong with asking that? if you go illegally to mexico, illegally, they put you in jail or send you back to the country you came. are they racist? >> i think that a lot of the way that these bigoted comments found its way to be offensive to the majority of the 56 million latinos that are here. >> he wasn't talking about that. >> 125,000 -- >> and the polls suggested they did not find.
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>> i'm rung out of time. i apologize. we'll do this another day. we need more time. thank you both. coming up, governor bobby jindal. he's trying to defund planned parenthood. a federal judge is attempting to block this. the 2016 republican presidential candidate joins me next to explain how he's going to respond to the administration. also shannon bream has a full report, straight ahead. dads don't take sick days, dads take nyquil severe the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, fever, best sleep with a cold, medicine. ♪ it's the final countdown!
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welcome back welcome back to "hannity." louisiana governor bobby jindal is fighting to defund planned parent hood. earlier today a federal judge ordered that his state must continue to fund clinics for another 14 days while the legal fight continues. the 2016 presidential candidate will join us in just a second, but first, standing by in washington with all the detail on this, our very own shannon bream. shannon? >> today was set to be the day that millions in medicaid funding would be blocked from streaming into planned parenthood clinics in louisiana. but last night in a 59-page ruling made public this morning a federal judge put the brakes on the plan for at least 14 days as that fight plays out. just weeks ago, governor jindal canceled a contract providing state covered funds to planned parenthood saying according to louisiana contract with the organization, either party was free to cancel the contract at will. he cited these undercover videos released earlier this year by the center for political progress.
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videos allege they show the abortion provider engaging in illegal activities. planned parenthood has denied any wrongdoing. the federal judge now blocking jindal's move said the video in question don't relate to clinics specifically in louisiana. and that planned parenthood would likely be able to prove ultimately that the state's attempt to strip it of medicaid funding are unrelated to its competence as a hulk provider. sean? >> shannon, thank you so much. >> joining us with the brand new book "american will: the forgotten choices that changed our future clothes, 2016 republican presidential. he's the governor of the great state of louisiana. governor jindal. >> great to see you, sir. >> i appreciate your fight. i wish we had the same fight in congress over planned parenthood and immigration, et cetera, obama care.
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you don't have that fight. >> i couldn't agree with you more. the republicans in d.c. have become the surrender caucus. they can't defund planned parenthood, they can't stop amnesty, can't stop obamacare. >> they can't or they won't? >> both. the reality is they need a backbone transplant. i don't like what pelosi and reid are doing for our country, but at least they fight for their principles. i'm proud of this lawsuit, quite frankly. look, the obamas' attorneys might as well get comfortable in baton rouge. we're not backing down from this fight. i know there are a lot of republicans in d.c. that like to talk. time for them to act. including a lot of these republicans running for president. a lot of these senators, whether it's cruz or rube yes or graham or paul. we need folks to actually act on the front lines. i hope every governor will defund planned parenthood. they can't sue us all. they can't come after us all. >> why do you think a campaign has not broken out up to this point? you have a great record as governor. you're a conservative. you fought in a lot of issues. it is too much noise in the room? is it -- what is it? the year of the insurgent? people don't want any politicians?
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>> sean, we focus our time in iowa, we're actually in the top five in the polls there. we're building momentum. we've been to 53 counties. we're building a movement. we're the only candidate that has cut government spending. everybody else talks it. we have actually cut our budget 26%. most pro-life six years in a row. highest legislative awad ward from nra. top ten state for job creation. we have a proven conservative record, but we're winning in the early state. i know a lot of folks ignoring iowa and new hampshire, i think that's a mistake. for 50 years, our nominees has always won one of these two states. we're going to win in iowa in the first week of february. >> who is ignoring the states? >> i think a lot of donors that want to move away. you heard the chairman of the rnc even suggest maybe iowa shouldn't be first. well don't have -- i can it's a mistake just to look at national polls. let the voters, not the donors decide. i think a lot of the establishment wants to clear the field for jeb. and i think that's a mistake. do. >> you really believe that's the case? he is at 4% in the polls. >> well, look, i think the
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voters get to decide. democracy is messy. they didn't like it when donald trump ran. they didn't like it when -- and i think it's better to let the voters decide. they're so frustrated. i said this when boehner stepped aside. i said look, if mcconnell is not willing to fight for us, he needs to follow boehner's lead. i think voters out there are angrier at republicans than democrats. at least the democrats are honest. they call themselves socialists. your choice are honest socialist on the left. line conservatives on the right. voters are pretty frustrated. we're doing well in iowa because we have proven we will fight for conservative values. >> a little history lesson about ups and downs and challenges we face. did you do that through the prism of hey, america has been through a lot already and we should learn from the past? >> absolutely. i hope people enjoy this book. we live in the greatest country in the history of the world. but there are incredible leaders who made the right decision at the right moment in time. one of the forgotten stories, for example, we talk about how reagan, we all love reagan. he took on president nixon in his own party over welfare expansion.
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nixon, a republican. >> took on a sitting republican president and nearly won. >> face exactly right. nixon was the one that was trying to federalize welfare. does this sound familiar? was trying to say we need to have more able-bodied americans dependent on government you. had reagan fighting against the tide. and he successfully won that tide. >> it sounds familiar, right? >> absolutely. absolutely. >> good to see you. good luck. it's called "american will." it's in stores now. good to see you. >> thank you. coming up, when we come back, very important question of the day. we need your help. and our ask sean segment is straight ahead. i'm billy, and i quit smoking with chantix. i don't know that i can put into words how happy i was when i quit. it's like losing some baggage, i don't have to carry it around with me anymore. chantix made it possible for me to quit smoking. along with support, chantix (varenicline) is proven to help people quit smoking. chantix definitely helped reduce my urge to smoke. some people had changes in behavior, thinking or mood, hostility, agitation, depressed mood and suicidal thoughts or actions while taking or after stopping chantix. some had seizures while taking chantix. if you have any of these, stop chantix and call your doctor right away. tell your doctor about any history of
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ask me, put it on tape like this person. >> hey, sean, i appreciate governor walker and perry's example of getting out of the race, allowing others a better chance at a more successful run for president. my question at this point is what drives so many of the candidates to still be this the race? >> great question. i agree with you. i think what, 16 people at this point is a little too much in terms of people. i would like to see that number pared down so we can really watch these candidates interact with one another. i can't -- i don't know what their motives are. i assume most of them have great intentions. they had success at whatever their background and career happened to be and they think they could be the best president. so i assume that's what motives them. but at some point, you've got to realize if you're lindsey graham that you're not going to be president. so anyway, thank you for the question. and if you have a question for me, just go to twitter. use the #ask sean. better yet send in a video and you can be on tv. quick programing note. be sure to tune in tomorrow night 10:00 eastern. donald trump will be here to
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respond to governor bush who was on tonight about their growing feud and the other issues of the day. that's all the time we have this evening. we hope you set your dvr so you never miss an episode. we take attendance. it hurts our feelings when you're not here. not that i'm trying to guilt trip you. see you back here. tonight on ts he in or is he out? sources now telling fox news that vice president joe biden is in. he is ready to run. but we have all heard that one before. we have even reported it right here on the record. so is vice president joe biden actually trying to be the next president or is he enjoying tormenting the political pundits with -- kevin, what's the story? >> i love your lead-in. you hit the nail on the head once again, greta. he is tormenting us all because, frankly, in washington we're like well, well, -- will you just run already or say you are not going to run. with all of that said there are three things i want you to think about as it relates to a possible run for the white house. does he have s


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