Sen. John McCain questions Rep. Louie Gohmert’s intelligence

On radio this morning, Glenn played some remarkable audio from Senator John McCain (R-AZ) talking about his Republican colleague Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX). Speaking on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams last night, Sen. McCain was asked if the Senate had lost its sense of decorum. Williams cited a comment Rep. Gohmert made linking Sen. McCain to al Qaeda.

“I want to play again, I want to play again what John McCain just said about Louie Gohmert,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I want you to listen to this. Now, John McCain was overseas in Syria arming Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood. And he was hanging out with a top leader. Now, our guys who work on For the Record, they were looking at all of the pictures and they were like, ‘Oh, my gosh, look who he's standing with. That's one of the top leaders of Al-Qaeda.’”

“So that's why Louie Gohmert said that he was siding with Al-Qaeda or whatever the quote was,” Pat added. “I don't remember exactly what he said.”

The comment in question was made during a speech at the Values Voter Summit on Friday, in which Rep. Gohmert said:

GOHMERT: Over in the Middle East, we talk to allies and they wonder which one of us are going to be the next ones that you throw under the bus. When it comes to the shutdown that’s going on, I heard just before I came on, some senator from Arizona — a guy that liked Gadhafi before he wanted to bomb him, a guy that liked Mubarak before he wanted him out, a guy that’s been to Syria and supported al Qaeda and the rebels — but he was saying today the shutdown has been a fool’s errand, and I agree with him. The president and Harry Reid should not have shut this government down.

“Now listen,” Glenn said sarcastically, “after all of the things that John Boehner, that Peter King and everybody else has called Ted Cruz - Brian Williams and NBC decide to bring up to the good senator, the very good senator who could never say a bad word about Ted Kennedy, a killer, could never say a bad word about anybody, Brian Williams wants to talk to this good senator about decorum.”

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BRIAN WILLIAMS:  Is this the way we do business now in Washington?  Is consensus dead, is compromise dead?  And how about decorum?  You have very nicely passed it off, but recently Congressman Gohmert of Texas called you an Al-Qaeda supporter and it hardly made a blimp in all the talk.

JOHN McCAIN:  Well, on that particular issue sometimes those are -- comments like that are made out of malice, but if someone has no intelligence, I don't view it as being a malicious statement.

“Brian Williams' question was: Is compromise dead. Who was it that said ‘I will not compromise’? It was the president. So is compromise dead? Yes,” Glenn explained. “This president declared it dead. Is bribery dead? No, it's not. Bribery is alive and well. All you have to do is be very clever with how you bribe your constituents to make sure that you get into office. Mitch McConnell.”

“By the way,” Stu added. “Did I hear that right or did John McCain respond to a question about decorum with a stupid joke? I mean that's the decorum?”

“Of course it is,” Glenn concluded. “Of course it is.”

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Glenn Beck has been warning since last summer that you would not recognize your country in a year. Well, it's not even summer yet, and he says he already doesn't recognize the country.

Do you recognize an America in which people are making more money off government unemployment benefits than they can make by working, inflation is ramping up, housing, supply and labor shortages are widespread, and the current administration gives cybercriminals from Russia a free pass after the biggest cyberattack on our nation's infrastructure to date?

On the radio program this week, Glenn pointed out that while businesses all over the nation are downsizing, one brand store is actually booming — and it says a lot about the state of the economy and what it means for our country's future.

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The largest American gas pipeline shut down on Friday due to what experts told the media was the "most dramatic cyberattack on U.S. soil to date." Investigators are looking at a group believed to be based in Russia known as "DarkSide."

It's time our leaders in the White House take national security seriously because this isn't the first time enemies of the U.S. — namely Russia and China — have used the cyber world to attack our nation and weaken our infrastructure, Glenn Beck argued on the radio program. Between Russia, China, and Iran — which President Joe Biden is now trying to make another nuclear deal with — it looks like the "Axis powers" of a "digital World War III" are lining up

"The journalists seem to care about the price of gasoline for the first time. Is it because they actually care? Or is it because they're trying not to focus on the fact that this was an attack most likely from Russia? And it isn't the first cyberattack from Russia of the year ... maybe we should be paying attention, to Vladimir Putin," Glenn began.

"And by the way, the pipeline going down, that's not the only [cyberattack] happening now," he added later. "Thirty thousand U.S. victims, small businesses and local governments, were hacked by cyber espionage units backed by the Chinese government in January of this year."

"There is an 'Axis power.' It is Russia and China. And, by the way, who is also aligned with Russia and China? Iran. Wow, this is weird," Glenn surmised. "But don't worry about that. Just leave your dog tags on another table. Let's not talk about China. Let's not talk about who actually crashed the jugular of our oil pipelines. I don't want war. But I got news for you ... this Biden administration is doing the job for our enemies."

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Canadian clinical psychologist, author, and cultural firebrand Jordan Peterson is no stranger to cancel culture. Ever since he was thrust into the culture war, he has faced one controversy after another, stirred up by the woke elites who hate him with a passion. But although they have tried to make him pay for speaking out so fearlessly against their message, he refuses to back down and he believes you should, too. He joined "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why.

"There is a growth of the reluctant hero in all stories ... so many people think that they don't have what it takes, that they're not the hero," Glenn said to Peterson. "How do you get people to recognize and then have the courage to stand? You've taken a beating ... why is it worth it and how do you get there?"

"I think it's worth it because I believe the alternative is worse ... to stay silent when you have something to say," Peterson replied. "You don't know what it is within you that requires your voice, right, because you feel like 'I have something to say.' Where does that come from exactly, that feeling that you have something to say?

"Maybe you're disgruntled at work and you're choking on your own bile because the situation is not just in your estimation," he continued. "You're dying to say something, but you won't. Well, you'll die if you don't say it. Maybe it's a death by a thousand cuts. I don't like deferred punishment. I'd rather take it now and keep the future clean, which is why I encourage people to have the fights now, not to hide things in the fog for later. They grow and metastasize. It's better to confront what you need to confront when it's small and you have some possibility of victory."

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Top officials at the Federal Reserve are doing what they can to sugar coat what's ahead for our economy, telling Americans we may hit a "transitory" period of inflation that will settle by 2022. But Bank of America is saying something different. The bank's latest earnings call commentary warned "at the very least" transitory hyperinflation is ahead.

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