Who knew Sean Hannity had it in him? But don't go thinking about laser eyes and Hannity in blue spandex with the rest of the X-Men just yet. When Sean Hannity says he has "evolved," he's not talking about mutant super powers. He's talking about his stance on immigration.
Hannity has decided not all immigrants are bad and that some should be allowed to stay in the U.S. Or, at least, he will think that as soon as the U.S. fixes another immigration related problem. "I think you control the border first," he said on his radio show Thursday evening. "You create a pathway for those people that are here — you don’t say you’ve got to go home. And that is a position that I’ve evolved on." This is Hannity's way of endorsing Obama's executive order allowing illegal immigrants to stay in the country if they meet certain conditions. The things an election can change.
So Hannity's okay with allowing hard working immigrants who've lived in the U.S. for years to stay, but, seriously, not until that pesky border beefs up security. "The majority of people here, if some people have criminal records you can send them home, but if people are here, law-abiding, participating for years, their kids are born here, you know, first secure the border, pathway to citizenship, done," Hannity said.
You know, Hannity, if you really evolved into an X-Man you could just build an ice wall and your precious border would be "secured." Seems like a cooler idea anyway.
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