See the Tea Party’s scathing response to Texas Congressman Pete Sessions

The fight to defund Obamacare in the House and Senate shed light on a growing divide within the GOP between the establishment and the more conservative/Tea Party movement.

One such example is Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), whose campaign has put out materials claiming he has been unfairly targeted by Freedom Works and other Tea Party groups. But local members of the Tea Party were not about to take Rep. Sessions’ claims sitting down. Instead, they penned a scathing open letter to the Congressman outlining some of their concerns with his leadership.

Ken Emanuelson, on of the authors of the open letter, will join Glenn Monday night on The Glenn Beck Program.

“So here's a letter to Pete Sessions… and it is one of the best letters I've ever seen. I'm not going to be able to read it all,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “It's surgical. It's like five [pages].”

Dear Representative Sessions,

Republicans in Congressional District 32 have been receiving communications from your campaign suggesting that you are the victim of a campaign of deception being orchestrated by local TEA Party members and libertarians who are being pushed by Freedom Works and other conservative free market groups. This letter is a response to your allegations. Hopefully you would agree that the principles of honesty, good faith, and fair dealing require, at a minimum, that one fully investigate the truth before spreading conspiracy theories or carelessly tossing out public claims of deception by another person or group of people.

“Do you see what they've done in the first paragraph,” Glenn asked. “They've set out, this is going to be a response to your conspiracy theories. This is totally turning the tables.”

Hopefully, we would all agree that the principles of honesty, good faith and fair dealing require, at a minimum, that one fully investigate the truth before spreading conspiracy theories or carelessly tossing out public claims of “deception” by another person or group of people. Given the ease with which the reputation of honest men and women can be unjustly tarnished and smeared, good sense and morality demands that one be reluctant to publicly attack the character and honor of others without first investigating the available facts and confirming that such deception has actually occurred.

We’re not in a position to say, with certainty, the claims your campaign has been making arise out of an intentional effort to deceive or lie to the constituents of CD32. We are, however, in a position to say your campaign has made numerous claims that are false and clearly not supported by the facts. We address each claim, in turn, below.

Read the entire letter HERE.

“I think this is what is going to start happening to all of these progressive GOP members who have lost their soul,” Glenn said. “All of them who are blocking anybody from common sense spending limits, anyone who is voting for the continuing, ever‑expanding growth of our government, anybody who is blocking the efforts to defund Obamacare, they are going to find themselves at the voting booth in so much trouble because the American people are done with it.”

“We just gave you last hour the ten states that are going to lose, the majority of people are going to lose their healthcare as soon as these exchanges kick in because the insurance companies are pulling out. And what they will do is they will blame it on the insurance company. That's their plan. Blame it on the insurance company. But they are intentionally crippling these insurance companies as we have told you for the last four years, they are intentionally crippling them so a year from now they will say, ‘You know what? It just isn't working. You have to scrap the whole thing and we just have one single‑payer healthcare system.’ It's not like, you know, people say it's a Trojan horse. It's not a Trojan horse. Look, it's just right there in front of you. I'm quoting the Tides Foundation,” Glenn continued. “That's exactly what's going to happen. And when people really figure that out, the Pete Sessions of the world will be lucky to get out of town in time because the people will come with pitchforks because they're going to be pissed. They already are, Pete. I would suggest you don't even run. Because you've got another thing coming when you run. You are going to lose in a spectacular fashion, and I hope you're just the first in many Republicans.”

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Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel News, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to describe the shocking footage he and his team captured of Canadian police harassing and even arresting Rebel News reporters during a protest in Montreal.

Video clips show officers making remarks about the "Jew" reporters and calling Rebel News "Jew media." Reporters are pulled out of crowds, handcuffed, slammed against vehicles and arrested. Some have been fined "thousands and thousands" of dollars "because they had cameras pointed at the police," said Levant.

Another video clip shows Canadian police demanding entrance to a rented Airbnb houseboat without a warrant.

"They the claimed it was an illegal gathering. It was just a B and B," Levant explained. "I told them to get a warrant. I went out there ... and they wouldn't let me back in.... It turned into a ten-hour standoff. They couldn't find a judge willing to give them a search warrant, so to punish us, they called the whole thing a crime scene. They actually wouldn't let any of my team off the boat unless they submitted to a personal search, which is illegal. And the craziest part, is that they arrested one of my guys, took him to jail, and they said this to us: We will hold him in jail until you let us search the Airbnb without a warrant."

Levant said nearly all Canadian media have ignored the insane attacks, warrantless searches and seizures, and the jailing of journalists, and warned Americans to take note and protect our First Amendment rights.

"If you do not protect your First Amendment, if you do not hold those hard-won freedoms, you will be like what we are," he said. "This is your future if you don't protect your First Amendment."

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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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