Rep. Louie Gohmert: Obama administration "holding a gun to America's head" with government shutdown

On radio this morning, Glenn interviewed one of the congressmen who is fighting the good fight in D.C., Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). Between the shutdown, the looming debt ceiling debate, and the battle for the soul of the GOP, Glenn and Rep. Gohmert had a lot to talk about.

Rep. Gohmert was at the World War II memorial at the time of the interview, but he explained that he had heard a deal was nearly reached that would involve some positive changes to Obamacare. The downside? It would ensure Obamacare is fully implemented for good.

“I understand that somebody just tweeted out that the Republicans think they have a deal. And I had heard that they were talking about just going ahead and giving up on 99.99% of Obamacare, so it would work for a while,” Rep. Gohmert said. “And things like, well, you know, changing part-time from 30 hours to closer to 40; maybe making the businesses that had to comply from 50 [employees] to 100. Basically, you know, implementing Obamacare for good. And that way, we can say we got something for Obamacare even though it will insure that it allows the total government control of everybody's life like they were wanting to do.”

When it comes to the debt ceiling, the deal floating around would seemingly give the President and the Democrats just about everything they were looking for.

“And then, you know, a debt ceiling extension – basically doing what the President wanted, giving them everything he wanted and letting him throw us a few crumbs,” he continued. “When actually Obamacare, as you talked about, is so devastating to this country. It gives the federal government so much control over every individual life that just being tossed a few crumbs so that they can still continue with the takeover is just not a good idea. And it sounds like that's the kind of thing being talked about… It's not a good idea.”

Glenn explained to Rep. Gohmert the situation he has been laying out on radio and TV for a few weeks now. Glenn sees either a split or rebranding of the Republican Party that would separate the more progressive establishment from the more conservative base.

“Well, I hope this is not what's going to happen. I hope those were only things that were being talked about and not part of this ‘wonderful’ deal to completely cave for the President. I hope that's not what we're going to hear. We didn't want the government shutdown,” Rep. Gohmert explained. “The President stood there and he said, ‘You are not going to use a gun.’ Are you kidding? And I heard Carney say yesterday, ‘We're not going to allow the Republican Congress to force us to pay them to do their job.’ He's got it exactly backwards. They are holding a gun to America's head and saying, ‘Republicans: Give us all the money in the Treasury plus more than our children can ever pay for. And if you don't, we're going to burn down the country. We're going to make it hard on veterans. We're going to make it hard on the disabled, people with cancer. We're going to make the country miserable until you give us all the money.’”

Congress’ approval rating has hit a record low 5% because Americans are simply fed up with the Washington D.C. political games being waged by the right and left. But, as Rep. Gohmert explained, while Americans will never be completely satisfied with Congress, if Congress stepped up and did what was right instead of what was politically expedient, they would gain some respect.

“When John Adams was president, people didn't like Congress. But the big indicator, and you said it, the President has been falling everyday. And some of our folks have been grabbing me and saying, ‘Oh, no. America doesn't like us.’ Well, guess what? They never liked us. Stand up and do what's right,” Rep. Gohmert said. “And I've been so proud of our Party for standing up, and standing for what's right. And so, it's not too late. We haven't lost yet.”

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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