Sen. Ted Cruz: ‘This is our last and best chance’ to stop Obamacare

On radio this morning, Glenn spoke to Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) about his fight to defund the Affordable Care Act in the Senate. Sen. Cruz is joined by at least 11 other GOP Senators, including Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), in an effort to block a continuing resolution that would fund Obamacare. Such action could result in a government shutdown.

Glenn explained he last saw Sen. Cruz at the Christians United for Israel event in Washington D.C. last week, where both were speakers. “When he walked in, he looked a little haggard, a little tired,” Glenn said. “And he had been spending the day fighting with the Republicans; fighting with the people who are supposed to be on our side. But apparently, they are not on our side.”

“You know, I've been astonished and how many Republicans in Washington want a vote they can say, ‘Look, see I did the right thing but they don't want to actually succeed.’ And you know, we've got a moment of redemption…Where we actually can successfully defund Obamacare,” Sen. Cruz said. “We've got 63 days to do it. And the reason is, the continuing resolution, which funds the federal government, expires on September 30th.”

Sen. Cruz explained that “under no circumstances” would he vote for a continuing resolution that funds “even one single penny of Obamacare.” Despite the support of senators like Marco Rubio (R-FL), James Inhofe (R-OK), and John Thune (R-SD), the Republicans need 41 senators or 218 members of the House to stand up and refuse to fund the healthcare legislation. “We can shut it down in 63 days,” Sen. Cruz said.

“I want you to call your senator,” Glenn said. “The switchboard at the Capitol is 202-224-3121. Call the Capitol now and tell them, enough is enough. You do not fund universal healthcare. Do not fund it through the continuing resolution.”

Obamacare has become politically toxic, with approval ratings down and politicians on both sides of the aisle distancing themselves from the legislation, but Sen. Cruz believes members of Congress are still “scared” to support the defunding of Obamacare. “What I can tell you is there are a lot of Republicans in Washington who are scared,” he said. “They are scared of being beaten up politically.”

Sen. Cruz did provide a seemingly logical alternative for Republicans that would avoid a government shutdown. He suggested the House of Representatives start by passing a continuing resolution that funds the entire federal government, except Obamacare. The resolution would explicitly prohibit the funding of Obmamcare.

“The next step, we’ve seen this play before, is that Harry Reed and President Obama will scream at the top of their lungs, ‘The evil mean, nasty Republicans are trying to shut down the federal government,’” Sen. Cruz explained. “And that's when we need to respond and say, ‘No, we need to stand together and say no. We have voted to fund the federal government. We want to keep the federal government open. Why is president Obama threatening and trying to shut down the federal government, in order to force Obamacare down the people’s throats, particularly when it isn't working?’ If we stand together, that's how we win this fight. But right now, at this instant, we don't have enough Republicans standing together. We got 63 days to do that.”

Lately, it feels like the will and voice of the people goes unanswered in Washington, but Sen. Cruz insisted it will take an overwhelming response from constituents for other GOP senators to get onboard.

“What are the odds of this, what are the chances of this actually happening, Ted,” Glenn asked. “If I'm in my car or my truck I'm thinking to myself, ‘Why am I going to call? It’s not going do make a dam bit of difference anyway. They are all weasels.’ So what are the chances of this?”

“Well, it depends. If we use the traditional ‘please call’ model, the chances are zero. Listen, I can't win this fight. Mike Lee can't win this fight. Marco Rubio can't win this fight. No politician in Washington can win this fight… The votes are against us,” Sen. Cruz said candidly. “This is our last and best chance, I'm convinced, to stop it, which is why it all depends not on any politician, but on the American people rising up in a way we never seen before. That's what's got to happen.”

You can contact your senator by calling at Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 and you can visit DontFundObamacare.com to sign the petition and tell Congress: Don’t Fund Obamcare.

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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