From the March 9 edition of Premiere Radio Networks' The Sean Hannity Show:
SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Can I ask this? Because when they're saying that there's a new entitlement, when they're saying that the Obamacare mandates and taxes exist, when they're saying backstops for insurance companies exist, when they're saying there's new entitlements, when they're saying they weren't allowed opportunities to collaborate, when -- you know -- when I'm getting two different sides of the story here, I just am hopeful that maybe it would be a good idea if I come down and we could do one session, publicly, so that you guys sit in a room, very peacefully, very civilly, and that we have a discussion and let the American people in on it so they can decide, because I can tell you right now, there's more people that are so angry writing me every hour of every day, and I'm sure if I'm getting it you've got to be getting it.
But do you understand? Wouldnt it be valuable, if we're going to have this discussion lets make it public. You have my TV and radio show to do anything you want --
PAUL RYAN: We have two 24-hour-plus markups in Commerce and Ways And Means Committee --
HANNITY: I saw them.
RYAN: -- that were on TV, you probably watched them --
HANNITY: But I'm offering you one that people would actually want.
RYAN: [Laughing] What do you mean, nobody watches CSPAN?
HANNITY: Nobody watches CSPAN, it's too -- would you consider it at least? I don't want to put you on the spot --
RYAN: I don't want to get into all of that. I would rather just talk to my colleagues straight up, face-to-face, instead of doing it through some kind of media vacuum -- or media --
HANNITY: I'm not looking for a food fight or Jerry Springer Show here.
RYAN: I'd rather just keep the conversations we have.