Glenn’s interview with Rep Louie Gohmert

Wednesday Rep Louie Gohmert gave a fiery statement on the floor in which he hammered Barack Obama’s failed foreign policy efforts. Glenn invited him onto the radio show this morning to discuss the President and the ongoing chaos in the Middle East.

Full Transcript Below:

GOHMERT: Hey, Glenn.

GLENN: How are you, sir?

GOHMERT: Well, better since you're there helping to stir up the people.

GLENN: You have the ‑‑ you gave a great speech on the floor of the House Wednesday night and you were the most viewed item on TheBlaze all day yesterday. I don't know if you know that. People ‑‑

GOHMERT: Well, I was just ‑‑ Keith let me know that. I was actually shocked because I left the floor feeling empty, I didn't feel that good about it, I just ‑‑ you know, like you, you know, you're just so broken hearted and you see what's happening and what we're not getting done.

GLENN: The House voted yesterday 329‑91 for a six‑month continuing resolution to maintain government spending at just over a trillion dollars. Allen West voted for it, Paul Ryan voted for it. You did not?

GOHMERT: I'm ‑‑ I left broken hearted over that. Glenn, that CR, continuing spending at the same level, means that after the biggest wave election since the 1930s, 87 conservative freshmen come in, that means we will have gone two years with this great group of freshmen, the new majority, and have cut nothing. How can you feel good about that?

GLENN: So is there any chance of defunding Egypt and defunding the aid that we're sending to Libya and Egypt?

GOHMERT: The last hope for really effectively doing that is in the Senate. Rand Paul and Jim Inhofe in particular are demanding that they not pass their CR until we ‑‑ they specifically include language that says money will not go there, at least suspend the money until we have a verified certain ally in those countries, which we don't, as you know. And our Republican leadership is saying, "Hey, you know, we don't have to worry because, you know, we put specific language in our appropriations that will carry over that says, you know, you've got to meet these requirements to get money." Glenn, we just saw Hillary Clinton in the last month come back and say, "No, no, we're going to give Egypt a waiver from those requirements." So it's a little empty to be saying, "Yeah, we've got language in existing legislation that will make sure they don't get it if they don't deserve it." Kind of like Solyndra

GLENN: Representative Louie Gohmert from Texas, one of the only guys who ‑‑ I shouldn't say that. There's several of you now.

GOHMERT: There are a bunch of good guys, yes.

GLENN: Bunch of good guys, but you've been there for a while and you're holding the line. The news has come out now that the State Department and the president had the information that we were going to be hit 48 hours before we were hit. So what did you know and when did you know it? 48 hours before. They did nothing to secure any of the embassies. They didn't alert the embassies, nor the ambassadors, including the ambassador that was traveling back, coming into Libya. They didn't alert him. They obviously killed him, they ‑‑ rumors ‑‑ or not rumors. Reports from the Middle East now are that he was Sodomized before they killed him and then they got our basic knock list. They got our list of our safehouses and they got a list of those who are helping us.

Can you tell me, is there anybody in Washington that has a concern that the president of the United States and our State Department knew about this in advance and did nothing?

GOHMERT: Well, yes. There's a bunch of us that are, but getting that to manifest itself in actual legislation seems a little difficult. Because, gee, we don't want to raise too big a fuss, Glenn. I mean, gollee, you know about this. There are consequences if you stand up for what you believe. Heck, you might ‑‑ you might lose your sponsors if you're a talk show host; or if you're running for office, you know, people not give to you or people might not vote for you. In fact, Glenn, the number one thing that we heard during orientation eight years ago when I got elected, and it was true in both parties, other people and Democrats said that we were told, we were taught, drilled into us the best thing you can do for your country is get reelected. And it made me mad every time I heard it because sometimes, you know what? You just may have to take a stand for the good of the country, the good of the future, and it may cost you but then as you have found ‑‑ but when you do that, you know, God can work things together for good. It may hurt for a little bit but, by golly, there will be something better come down the road. And those of us that know that are not afraid to stand up ‑‑

GLENN: Let me ‑‑

GOHMERT: ‑‑ no matter what happens, but there are not enough people obviously that are doing that yet.

GLENN: If you don't have enemies, you don't have character.

GOHMERT: Well, my team staff says, "Well, you know you're over the target again because you're picking up a lot of flack."

GLENN: Well, what can ‑‑ what can the American people do? Should they call their senators or ‑‑

GOHMERT: Absolutely. Everybody that has a concern needs to call both of your senators and tell them, you call your leadership in both parties, Republican and Democrat, you call your leaders and say, "Hey, Rand Paul and Jim Inhofe are right and we should not let any more money go to these countries. Not for now. This is too important." And, you know, the message that goes out is that we're ‑‑ we may look strong on our school ground but you we are scared of the bullies and we will pay these little bitty bullies just to try to leave us alone, we'll give them our lunch money. That never worked in elementary school; it doesn't work in the big world when they're killing our people, our servants, our public servants like Stevens. I mean, it's an outrage, and people need to be upset. But you've got to give it to the president. You know, here you have four people killed in the line of duty when they didn't even warn them, and he does, though. He does bother to take a minute and a half from his busy campaign and fundraising out in Las Vegas and say, hey, it's been a tough week there. You know, we lost some people. All right, now back to the big celebration and how great I am. You know, you've got to give it to him. He did pause long enough to pay a little tribute to those folks.

GLENN: Louis ‑‑ Louie Gohmert, the represent in Texas from congress. The number, by the way, to call your senators, 202‑224‑3121. 202‑224‑3121. Tell them not another dime to Egypt and to Libya. We are on the wrong side. And the president ‑‑

GOHMERT: Thank you.

GLENN: ‑‑ and I believe the State Department know it. Thank you very much, Louie.

GOHMERT: Glenn, thank you so very much.

GLENN: You're welcome.

GOHMERT: God bless you.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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