Fearmongering CNN anchor gets schooled by GOP Congressman

Ahead of the partial government shutdown on Monday, GOP Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) clashed with CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield about the effort to defund Obamacare and the looming shutdown. After a series of biased questions from Banfield, Rep. Rohrabacher finally demanded some accountability from the anchor asking, “Whose bidding are you doing?”

“While we're doing that, the great, great shows, Ashleigh Banfield will be on – I forget what network she's even on now. Everybody just keeps changing networks all the time. Is she on CNN? Okay,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “So she was on CNN and she talked to Dana Rohrabacher last night, and listen to this exchange. It's amazing.”

BANFIELD: Why connect the funding of the government, the entire U.S. economy, why bring it to this brink? Why not do it at all the other times ‑‑

“Stop. Listen to this. This is a fair objective question? Why would you bring the entire U.S. economy? Ashleigh, honey, and I say that with all the respect that honeys deserve. Honey, the government is not the entire U.S. economy,” Glenn said. “That's the problem. They've just absorbed a third of the economy. The economy is private business. Why would you stop the entire U.S. economy? “

BANFIELD: All of the over 100‑plus congresses have been able to fund the government.

“Stop,” Glenn interjected. “Not true. Not true. 19 shutdowns since 1970. 19 government shutdowns.”

ROHRABACHER: Well, have you addressed that to the Senate? I mean, we've already offered a compromise. You're acting ‑‑ you're telling our listeners that we Republicans are holding this up and the government's going to shut down. We have actually reached out to the Democrats with a compromised position.

BANFIELD: Congressman, that's not fair. Don't you dare put this back on me. You know ‑‑

“Is she the representative of the Democrats,” Pat asked.

“He didn't put it on you, sweetie pie. There hasn't been a compromise on anything! He's saying, ‘We didn't shut it down. We compromised. Give us one more year because none of this is ready,’” Glenn said. “We're not shutting it down. We're delaying yet another year. So how are they putting it back on you exactly?”

BANFIELD: No, no. You know full well you attached ObamaCare and defunding it. You can't make something up. You cannot make something up.

“She just proved herself wrong again. Did you hear what she said,” Glenn asked. “You have attached to the bill that you have defunded Obamacare, and you can't make something up. Well, you just did. That's not what happened. That's what Ted Cruz was fighting for… What they've done is say, ‘Delay it for a year and stop the taxes, which is bipartisan. Everybody agrees, no more taxes on things like pacemakers. No more taxes on that because you're going to price them out of reach of people.”

ROHRABACHER: Are you here to give us a tirade?

BANFIELD: You can't make up that, sir. You passed a bill back to the Senate to defund ObamaCare.

ROHRABACHER: Excuse me. The listeners understand this is the same thing we're putting up with, with the Senate. We offer a compromise; they won't even talk to us about it. You won't even talk to us about it. Whose bidding are you doing?

“Dana, great question,” Pat said. “She's absolutely doing the bidding.”

“She sees herself as part of the Democratic Senate. She sees herself as a defender of one side of the aisle and that's, of course, why you can't get anywhere in that interview,” Stu explained. “I'm glad he challenging her on it and not sit there and try to treat it like it was an interview because it wasn't. She was just screaming at him.”

Watch the entire exchange below:

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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