UPDATED: Mitch McConnell insinuates FreedomWorks & Senate Conservatives Fund supporters are traitors in closed door meeting

UPDATE: TheBlaze reached out to Sen. McConnell's office for a comment on this story. A spokesperson responded: “The anonymous claim is false. He neither said nor insinuated that.”

Original Story Below:

On last night's Glenn Beck Program, Glenn teased that he would be releasing the name of a GOP senator who, in a recent closed door meeting of the Senate Republicans, proved himself to be a wolf in sheep's clothing when he insinuated supporters of FreedomWorks or the Senate Conservatives Fund (i.e. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), and other Tea Party members) are traitors. Glenn opened the radio show this morning by exposing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as the perpetrator.

“There was a meeting that happened last week where the GOP senators were called in. There were no aides. There were no staff members. This was just senators,” Glenn said. “Well, yesterday, as we're going through all of this, somebody in my office gets a phone call from a guy who is not on our usual list of friends. A guy who, if I gave you this name, you would say, ‘Well, he's not on our side.’ He's not like John McCain, but he's not necessarily somebody you think of as on your side. This guy is just disgusted by what happened and is one of those guys who was sitting in this meeting not saying anything but watching everybody and realizing… I think my friends are not friends of the republic, not friends of freedom of speech.”

Stu quickly questioned the credibility of the mole, for Glenn openly described the source as someone who would not typically be considered a friend of the conservative movement.

“I was concerned when you described this person to me that you may be being fed false information or potentially information that's not completely accurate,” Stu said. “But you don't need to go through the process of how you tried to verify this information, but I believe it was a process that holds some credibility.”

So what prompted the tongue lashing?

“[The source] said [Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz] were dressed down in a meeting and torn apart and humiliated. Let me give you the specific name and what was said now by one senator. And there were two that were the ringleaders, so far I only have the name of one. But I believe I will have the name of the other hopefully by the end of the day,” Glenn explained. “Here is what happened. As they are all standing in there, they are told in not so many words that they are on the wrong side, that these people have been here for a very long time and you new senators come in and you think you know it all. And if anyone is working with the Senate Conservatives Fund or Freedom Works, you're a traitor.”

"Was that the actual word used," Pat interjected.

“The actual word was not ‘traitor,’” Glenn clarified. “[The source] couldn't remember the actual word they said but that's what everybody heard. And that's what set this guy off because he was like, ‘Yeah, you put them in their place.’ And then when he heard the word - and he doesn't remember what it was - but he translated it as ‘traitor’ and he was like, ‘Whoa, that's a little strong.’”

“The one who wanted everybody to know that you're a traitor, his name is Senator Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell is coming out on television and being all pie‑eyed happy‑faced, but Mitch McConnell is a ruthless, ruthless authoritarian leader of the GOP," Glenn continued. "So what I want to bring you is a message today, the same message I brought you last week and that is it's time to defund the GOP. We've tried to play nice. We tried to coerce, we've tried to, in a nice way, we've tried to bring them along, we've tried to give them the benefit of the doubt, we've tried to do all of those things. They have announced themselves as superior. They have announced themselves as knowing more than what the people know."

It is time to put these guys out of business. The politicians on the right and left who do not stand for the Constitution, who do not respect the Constitution, need to be put in there place. Instead of supporting candidates through the Republican National Committee, support FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund, who are working directly with the candidates that share your values.

"These guys just did something that hasn't been done, I'll bet you this hasn't been done in my lifetime. They just called all the senators in and they threatened them. And they actually said, 'If you have a differing opinion than mine, if you believe in the Constitution of the United States, you're an enemy.' That's remarkable," Glenn said. "They're terrified of you. As I have said before, you're about to win. Let's put them out of business. Everybody says, 'What can I do? ' If you have any money and you're thinking about contributing to an election and you don't know who to give, make the commitment right now: Not a dime to the GOP."

"The first name of the senator that dressed them down is Mitch McConnell, a disgrace. Hopefully tomorrow I'll give you the name of the second senator," he continued. "Mitch McConnell. Isn't he running again? That should be interesting."

EDITOR'S NOTE: Please note the headline of this article has been changed to reflect that Sen. Mitch McConnell did not atually use the word "traitor" when referring to supporters of FreedomWorks and the Senate Conservatives Fund. Glenn's source, however, described the tone of Sen. McConnell's remarks during the meeting in that way. 

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

Watch the full interview with Douglas Murray below:



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New York City shut down its schools over the coronavirus with barely any notice. But even before that, Governor Andrew Cuomo apparently wasn't in the mood to be asked about it, and he made that very clear to reporters.

Asked on Wednesday whether parents could expect schools to be closed as soon as Thursday, Cuomo mocked reporters for their "obnoxious and offensive" questions and accused them of not paying attention. Watch the testy exchange for yourself here.

On Thursday's radio program, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere had plenty to say about Stu's least favorite governor and the decision to close schools. But Glenn also offered his own theory on why coronavirus restrictions have become so political: Americans refuse to be forced into submission.

Watch the video below to catch the conversation:

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