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Sean Hannity Clashes With Ann Coulter Over 'Amnesty' Claims: 'I'm Correcting the Record
Sean Hannity on the set of FOX News Channel's 'Hannity' at FOX Studios on August 31, 2015 in New York City. (Photo: Paul Zimmerman/Getty Images)

Sean Hannity Clashes With Ann Coulter Over 'Amnesty' Claims: 'I'm Correcting the Record

Ann Coulter ignited a Twitter feud with Sean Hannity on Sunday when she implied the Fox News host had been curtailed in 2013 by network executives from criticizing Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-Fla.) immigration legislation.

According to a recent report by the New York Times, Rubio met with Fox News executives Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes, in an effort to persuade them “to keep the network’s on-air personalities from savaging [the so-called Gang of Eight immigration bill] and give it a fighting chance at survival.”

According to the Times, the executives “agreed at the Jan. 17, 2013, meeting to give the senators some breathing room.”

The Times notes that Rubio “ultimately abandoned the bipartisan legislation,” and it failed to pass the House.

In a series of tweets, Coulter appeared to imply Hannity was one of the on-air personalities affected by the deal Rubio reportedly struck with Fox News executives. In one tweet, for instance, she quoted Hannity speaking favorably about the immigration deal.

Hannity replied that Coulter was only telling “half the story,” and denied participation in the meeting.

He noted Coulter’s past support for candidates like Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) and former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.), both of whom are regarded as moderates.

Hannity said that he has been reporting on illegal immigration since before the launch of Coulter’s book on the subject, and he has visited the border.

“[You] went when?” he asked.

“Why are you letting this get to you?” one Twitter user asked Hannity.

“I [am] correcting the record,” he replied.

Another tweeted him a picture of a crying baby, to which he replied, “Ok this is funny.”

One user tweeted that Coulter and Hannity are pundits who are “doing nothing but trying to sell books.”

“Both have compromised conservatism by supporting a fraud leftist,” the Twitter user added.

Hannity replied that he has “no plans” to write another book.

This story has been updated.

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