“That is flatly untrue.” Sen. Jeff Flake denies reports that he is pro gun control

On yesterday’s radio program, Glenn talked about the interesting policy decisions Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has made since being elected to the Senate. After joining the Gang of Eight to work on comprehensive immigration reform, there was buzz that Sen. Flake was considering giving into gun-control legislation too.

“I want to start the hour with a possible correction or at least benefit of the doubt at this point,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “Yesterday we told you that there were words going around that Jeff Flake looked like he was willing to change his vote on Manchin/Toomey because of the Internet sales tax [legislation].We had some pretty good sources on that one, but [Sen. Flake] says that's absolutely not true.”

After the show yesterday, Sen. Flake’s office reached out with a comment to clarify his position on gun-control. “I want to read what his press person said, so give him the benefit of the doubt because Jeff Flake is a friend. I like him,” Glenn said. “I know him, I respect him, I was for him in his election, and I think he has been very, very good as a congressman. He's one that we really hoped would go in and change the tone of the Senate and be able to stand.”

Glenn read the statement he received from Sen. Flake’s press office:

Senator Flake has not changed his position on the Manchin/Toomey amendment. He remains opposed to it after voting against it last month. His position on background checks has not changed. There seems to be some confusion in the blogosphere particularly that Senator Flake would be willing to reverse his vote on Manchin/Toomey in exchange for no Internet sales tax. This is flatly untrue. The substance of this claim involves two separate bills and they in no way relate to one another. Senator Flake is not willing to make any concessions on the Manchin/Toomey amendment. He voted against it and voted instead for the Grassley/Cruz amendment. He wrote a short Facebook post about it last night:

It was reported by some media outlets today that I am changing my vote on Manchin/Toomey and that somehow I'm linking this to a vote on the vote on the Internet sales tax. Neither is true. I am not changing my vote on Manchin/Toomey. I voted against it. I voted against the Internet sales tax as well. There is no connection between these two votes.

“We just reported other reports,” Stu said in regards to the story Glenn reported yesterday.

Sen. Flake came on the radio program a couple weeks ago to talk about the Gang of Eight immigration reform, and Glenn asked him some pretty tough questions and demanded some pretty substantive answers, but Sen. Flake handled it with grace. Today, Glenn offered Sen. Flake an open invitation to come on the radio program and talk about the gun-control issue.

“Here's the thing,” Glenn said. “If we're not tough on these guys when they possibly start to lose their place, when they start to, you know, go towards Lindsey Graham and John McCain, we lose them and then they're there forever and we have to help them keep their souls, quite honestly. And so we'll lovingly reach out to him and lovingly ask him some questions because we don't want to lose him. Because he is a great, great advocate. He has a great history, and we'd like to see that continue.

“We'd like to help those who are good,” Glenn concluded. “We just want to make sure that we're not supporting anybody who has gone astray.”

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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