Rep. Louie Gohmert talks to Glenn about the gov’t shutdown and a possible Senate run

Glenn has been quite vocal about his hope that Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) will try to unseat Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) in the 2014 mid-term elections. And this morning on radio, Rep. Gohmert joined Glenn to talk about the partial government shutdown and his future plans.

“Let me say hello – let me try this out – to the Senator from Texas Louie Gohmert,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “You asked me if I prayed on it, and the answer is yes. So now I’m going to call you the Senator from Texas. Louie Gohmert. And I accept your acceptance… that you are probably too shy to give.”

Rep. Gohmert was among the Republican congressmen who went to the National Mall yesterday to escort a group of World War II veterans to the WWII memorial that was “closed” because of the partial government shutdown. He was at the Mall again this morning, when he called into the radio program.

“It means more than I think you would ever know that you would have that kind of faith in me,” Rep. Gohmert said. “ But wow, we've got Amazing Grace being sung here at the World War II memorial, and I am with a hundred or so veterans.”

Rep. Gohmert was back at the Mall today because the memorials were once again closed. He was there with his fellow congressmen to ensure the visiting veterans had the opportunity to pay tribute to their fallen brothers and sisters.

“They did close it back again today. They had the barricades, yellow tape across. And anyway, magically when all of the veterans showed up, there was not a Park Service person there to prevent anybody from moving the barricades like they did yesterday,” Rep. Gohmert explained. “All you can figure is that somebody intentionally did this to make it difficult for World War II veterans. Just to create pain. Just for political gain. And some reporter stuck a mic in my face and said, ‘Sen. Claire McCaskill says you are only doing this for politics.’ I went, ‘Are you kidding?’ This is for our veterans. Come on, if you want to get politics into this thing, that's what closing this did.”

Glenn asked Rep. Gohmert if he had heard about the story involving House Speaker John Boehner and his backdoor schemes to ensure Congress was exempt from Obamacare. Though he had not yet heard the story, Rep. Gohmert made his position on the issue quite clear.

“Oh man. Well, I haven't heard that. But I've already said, regardless, the American people don't get subsidies. I'm not accepting anything,” he said emphatically. “I'll pay my penalties, which come under Obamacare. I'm not doing that. It's not right.”

As the 2014 mid-term elections approach, Glenn had a message for the Texas Representative:

“Congressman Gohmert, I will tell you that as you were talking just a few minutes ago, I got an answer to my prayer. And I just want you to know that I don't think you should worry about money. We live in a time of miracles. If you would just continue to pray for your answer, if that's the right thing for you to do. Don't pray about the money. Pray about is this the right thing,” Glenn said in regards to a Senate run. “You are the guy. And it's high time that we send a message to the Republicans that claim to be on the side of the Constitution and the Republic, and shut them down. Start to do the right thing, no matter who tells us that it can't happen or we won't win. As long as we're on God's side, who could stand against us?”

Roger Stone is kind of a scumbag but the outrage over his commutation by President Trump has gone off the rails. Thus far in his presidency, Trump has commuted the sentence for 11 individuals while in comparison, Bill Clinton had 61. Even worse, Barack Obama commuted the sentence of 1,715 criminals! Just by the numbers, the outrage is insane. But then add in that both Obama and Clinton commuted or pardoned the sentence of terrorists and/or "friends" of the the president and the double standard is outrageous.

Here is a list of just a few of the worst offenders:

Bill Clinton Pardons/Commuted sentences


  • Commuted the sentences of 16 members of the FALN, a Puerto Rican paramilitary organization that set off 120 bombs in the United States, mostly in New York City and Chicago. There were convictions for conspiracy to commit robbery, bomb-making, and sedition, as well as firearms and explosives violations.
  • Linda Evans and Susan Rosenberg were both commuted and both were members of Weather Underground and the May 19 Communist Movement, and were convicted on weapons and explosives charges.

Case similar to Trump/Roger Stone

  • Susan McDougal was sentenced to 18 months in prison on contempt charges for refusing to testify about Clinton in the Whitewater scandal only to have Clinton pardoned her.

Pardons/commutations that look like a response to bribes

  • Carlos Vignali was convicted for cocaine trafficking. Almon Glenn Braswell was convicted for mail fraud and perjury, and was under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion. Vignali was commuted while Braswell was pardoned, but they were also both caught paying approximately $200,000 to Hillary Clinton's brother, Hugh Rodham, to represent their respective cases for clemency.
  • Marc Rich fled the U.S. after he was caught owing $48 million in taxes and was charged with 51 counts for tax fraud. Everyone was surprised when Clinton pardoned him. It was later revealed that Rich's wife made substantial donations to both the Clinton library and to Hillary Clinton's senate campaign.

Pardon for a member of Clinton's family

  • Clinton pardoned his brother, Roger Clinton, who had been convicted on drug charges. A year after the pardon he would be charged for Drunk driving and disorderly conduct.

Drug Cartel lawyer

  • Clinton commuted the sentence for Harvey Weinig, a former NY lawyer who was sentenced in 1996 to 11 years in prison for facilitating an extortion-kidnapping scheme and helping launder at least $19 million for the Cali cocaine cartel.

Obama Pardons/Commuted sentences - the most since Truman: Obama granted clemency to nearly 2,000 individuals, including 212 pardons and 1,715 commutations.


  • Obama commuted the sentence of another FALN terrorist, Oscar Lopez Rivera.


  • Chelsea Manning: the former Army Intelligence analyst was convicted of leaking documents that revealed classified information on military and diplomatic activities all around the world only to have her sentence commuted.

Case similar to Micheal Flynn or Roger Stone

  • Obama pardoned General James Cartwright, who had been convicted for lying to the FBI (sound familiar?!). Cartwright was considered "Obama's favorite general".

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck goes where the Left and the media don't want us to go. The protests, riots, pandemic — it's all one big distraction being weaponized to shield the Deep State from the big reveal.

The case against General Michael Flynn is bigger than a phone call with the Russian ambassador; it exposes everything. Glenn reveals multiple cogs in the Deep State wheel that tried to destroy Donald Trump's presidency.

This story has everything: secret meetings, spies, glamorous European locations. Glenn puts all of the pieces together and interviews the man who was an eyewitness to all of it — former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos. Specifically targeted by this Deep State coup, his reputation and life may never be the same. He reveals the names of those he believes were behind his setup and the coup against the president.

Watch a preview of the full episode below:

Watch the full episode only on BlazeTV. Not a subscriber? Use promo code FIGHTTHEMOB to get $20 off your BlazeTV subscription or start your 30-day free trial today.

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

The Washington Post wants Native Americans to hate the name "Washington Redskins" so badly that that it is willing to mock its own study that proved otherwise.

On the radio program Tuesday, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere (filling in for Glenn Beck) discussed the "woke insanity" of the WaPo's most recent poll, which, like its 2016 counterpart, found that the vast majority of Native Americans are not offended by the NFL team's name.

Watch the video below for all the details:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

As the left tries to erase America's history and disparage nearly everything about our nation's founding, Glenn Beck set the record straight about the Declaration of Independence, what it really says, and why he believes it is the "greatest mission statement of all time."

On the radio program Monday, Glenn read something you've probably never heard before: a section of the earliest known draft of the Declaration of Independence, written by Thomas Jefferson in July 1776 and lost for more than a century and a half.

"This wasn't found until 1947; the original draft of the Declaration was found in a bunch of Thomas Jefferson's writings, in a box in the Library of Congress," Glenn said. "This takes everything that you have learned about Thomas Jefferson and turns it upside down. It also explains why we didn't eliminate slavery. It also explains that our Founders felt passionately about slavery, that they tried to end slavery. I want to read just this paragraph to you. This changes absolutely everything."

Watch the video below for more details:

Want more from Glenn Beck?

To enjoy more of Glenn's masterful storytelling, thought-provoking analysis and uncanny ability to make sense of the chaos, subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.