HANNITY: He was singled out and praised in the Patriot Act.
ELLISON: Which is good.
HANNITY: You led the American people to think there was widespread public criticism of him. I'd ask you to show us because I could only find two articles that cite what you say. Two. So, do you have any more, send them me because I don't see them and our own patriot act praised him for his courage.
ELLISON: No, wait a minute. Are you going to let me respond?
HANNITY: Yes, go ahead.
ELLISON: Are you going to let me respond?
HANNITY: Go, go, go relax.
ELLISON: Do I get to respond?
HANNITY: Yes, you're responding.
ELLISON: What I'm saying is -- what I said is that there were rumors that his family was very aggrieved about that were associating him with the attackers. They upset the family, they upset the community that that young man happened to be from. And I talked about that. And I also talked about how when his remains were discovered, that he was redeemed. His reputation was restored.
Now, I don't know what the big problem is, Sean. I'm highlighting a contribution of a heroic American. I don't think --
HANNITY: I agree. And our country is right to do so. Because it was the right thing to do.
ELLISON: But I would think that you would join me in saying that those rumors, even if you think there were only a few of them, that those rumors weren't fair.
HANNITY: I agree. I just said, it was the right thing to do.
ELLISON: Don't you agree with that? Don't you agree with that?
HANNITY: What part of me saying it was the right thing to do to praise him --
ELLISON: So what is the argument about?
HANNITY: You were saying that there was widespread condemnation.
ELLISON: That was exactly what I was saying. That was exactly what I was saying. I said -- No, no, Mr. Hannity, people told nasty rumors about him. You know that's true. I don't know why you are fighting me on this.
HANNITY: I'm not fighting you. That's not what I'm saying.
ELLISON: You should condemn the rumors and praise the American who died for other Americans, why won't you join me in this?
HANNITY: All I want is, I did. I already did.
ELLISON: Wait a minute.
HANNITY: I already did.
ELLISON: To the family.
HANNITY: Yes, you're not listening.
ELLISON: To the family, Sean. What do you say? What do you say to the family?
HANNITY: I've got to run, we're going in circles here. Let me say one last thing to you. I say, I am sorry for your loss. Listen to me. I'll give you an answer. I'm saying.
ELLISON: To the family who suffered the rumors, what do you have to say?
HANNITY: You don't want the answer. I'll give you the answer.
ELLISON: Do you say that that was too bad?
HANNITY: Hello! I'll give you the answer.
ELLISON: I'm listening.
HANNITY: I say, I am sorry for your loss.
ELLISON: Me too. We agree.
HANNITY: I am sorry and I am also -- your son was a hero and I am glad this country recognized him for his courage, which they did in the Patriot Act, by name, which does not happen very often, it was beyond well deserved just like the firefighters and the policeman and the paramedics. And the only thing I want this country not to do Congressman, and this is where maybe for future discussion.
ELLISON: We have no disagreement on this issue.
HANNITY: I do not want our 9/11 Commission report said we, they were radical Islamists were at war with us. We must identify them. You seem unwilling to identify radical Islam as being at war with America, I don't.
ELLISON: No, I am willing to say that radical Islamists attacked America.
HANNITY: No, re at war with America.