Sen. Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger Matt Bevin speaks out about the “Kentucky Kickback”

We all know how much Glenn would like to see Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) voted out of the Senate next year, and on radio this morning Glenn interviewed Sen. McConnell’s challenger in the Republican primary, Matt Bevin. As far as Glenn is concerned, Sen. McConnell is finished - especially after the $2 billion “Kentucky Kickback” he received in exchange for shutting down TEA Party conservatives and handing the President yet another victory (and the American people yet another defeat).

“Matt Bevin is on with us. I hope to be saying the good senator Matt Bevin from the state of Kentucky. He is running against Mitch McConnell. And we have had him on the program once before. We liked him. We thought we would have him on again. Welcome to the program, Matt,” Glenn said. “So can you tell me any thoughts on this $2 billion, you know, gift that Mitch McConnell definitely didn't have anything to do with?”

“When you have Dianne Feinstein coming out and running interference for you as your cover, something smells a little fishy there. Here's what I'll say. This was specific to a project, the Olmstead Lock and Dam project, which is in Southwestern Kentucky, and it's a critical project. It is a project that needs to be completed, but the methodology for this 2 billion, 2.8 billion just stinks,” Matt said. “This is not how funding is supposed to occur. Sweeteners, kickbacks, whatever you want to call them, should not be a part of these sort of processes where we are saving the American people supposedly from some manufactured crisis, and in order to make that happen under the cover of darkness, favors at the taxpayers' expense get bandied about.”

Matt does not have an easy primary fight in front of him. He will be going up against the well-stocked campaign war chest of Sen. McConnell, as well as the wrath of the establishment GOP. But Matt recently received a very important endorsement that should provide a bit of relief.

“I just within the last hour received the endorsement of the Senate Conservatives Fund. This is Jim DeMint's old group. It's now run by a gentleman by the name of Matt Hoskins, and I cannot tell you how exciting this is,” Matt said. “The Madison Project was my only other significant national endorsement and so this is a very significant additional endorsement. I'm very grateful.”

While it is easy to believe that anyone would be better than Sen. McConnell, Glenn asked Matt to explain to the American people what his plan will be if he is elected.

“We have got to wean people from this idea of free lunches, and it's free lunches at a scale the likes of which literally nobody can afford to pay for because there is no free lunch. And what we're doing is we're sticking it to people, this artificially deflating interest rates and keeping them artificially low is coming at the expense of those people who saved their money, who did things the right way, who expected to get 4, 5, 6% perhaps and are now getting 0.1 or 0.2%,” Matt explained. “And we're doing it in order to accommodate the ballooning debt and the interest payments and we're sticking it to the people who have been responsible in order to cover for those who have not. What we need to tell the American people is that the party's over. And while that is painful to hear, austerity, we have no idea what this is going to look like if we don't start walking that dog back soon.”

“I will hold out as a Republican. Even in the minority, I would just hold firm,” he continued. “I would unite the caucus as to the absolute degree. The liberals, I must say, are fantastic even at uniting when they disagree behind something.”

Glenn decided to play devil’s advocate for a moment and asked Matt to consider what he would do when faced with a situation where everything is being blamed on him and his reelection chances are endangered.

“That has been working brilliantly thus far, which is why the Republicans have been folding like sock puppets. You know, it's remarkable,” Matt said. “But we have got to stop spending. 40 cents of every dollar, Glenn, that we are spending in this country is still borrowed money. Plus, we're twisting, whether we're quantitatively easing or twisting, we have some cute little name for what we're doing in terms of printing money. And we cannot continue down this path. We must hold firm for cessation of increase in debt. We cannot dig deeper into a hole that’s already questionable as to whether future generations will be able to climb out of.”

“Thank you very much. I appreciate it, and we'll talk again,” Glenn said. “ Running against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who must go.”

Watch the entire interview below:

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola became the poster child for how a corporation could shove leftist ideologies onto its consumers. The company suspended advertising on Facebook in a push to censor former President Donald Trump, published a manifesto about racial equity, and demanded all legal teams working for Coke meet certain diversity quotas.

But now, after Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tx.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and many other conservative voices called for a boycott of the company's products, Coca-Cola appears to be shifting directions.

The Washington Examiner reported that the company issued a conciliatory statement after conspicuously failing to appear on a published list of hundreds of corporations and individuals that signed a statement denouncing the Georgia voting bill.

"We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together and listen respectfully, share concerns, and collaborate on a path forward. We remained open and productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views," the company said. "It's time to find common ground. In the end, we all want the same thing – free and fair elections, the cornerstone of our democracy."

Then last week, Coca-Cola Co.'s new general counsel, Monica Howard Douglas, told members of the company's global legal team that the diversity initiative announced by her predecessor, Bradley Gayton, is "taking a pause for now." Gayton resigned unexpectedly from the position on April 21, after only eight months on the job, to serve as a strategic consultant to Chairman and CEO James Quincey.

"Why is Coca-Cola 'taking a pause' on all of these? Because you have been standing up," Glenn Beck said on the radio program Monday. "You and others have been standing up. Your voice, it's the power of one. Your voice makes a difference."

Watch the video below to hear more form Glenn:

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.

This week on "The Glenn Beck Podcast," civil rights activist and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson joined Glenn to call out the leftists in the "race grievance industry," like the Rev. Al Sharpton and Black Lives Matter, Inc., who, he says, are "profiting off the misery of their people."

Woodson lived through the appalling segregation laws of the last century and has a much different message about what it means to be "oppressed" than the so-called "anti-racist" activists today.

Woodson said he believes the real struggle for impoverished minority communities "is not racial." He argued that leftists "at the top" derive "moral authority" by claiming to represent "so called marginalized groups," while they prosper at the expense of those "at the bottom."

"There's nothing worse than self-flagellating guilty white people and rich, angry black people who profit off the misery of their people," Woodson said.

"I call what Sharpton and some of those are doing is worse than bigotry. It's treason. It's moral treason against their own people," he added. "The only time you hear from them is when a white police officer kills a black person, which happens maybe 20 or 21 times a year, but 6,000 blacks are killed each year by other blacks. So, in other words, their message is black lives only matter when taken by someone white, which means you are betraying the black community when you turn your back on 20 children that are slaughtered and you don't march in that community and demand that those killers be turned over to the police."

'The problem is not racial," Woodson asserted. "The problem is the challenge of upward mobility. Any time you generalize about a group of people, blacks, whites, Native American, and then you try to apply remedies, it always benefits those at the top at the expense of those at the bottom. ... It's a bait and switch game where you're using the demographics of the worst of these, to get resources that helps the best of these, or those who are prospering at the top. So, if I was the president, I would say an end to the race grievance business, that America should concentrate on the moral and spiritual free fall that is consuming people at the bottom."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation, or enjoy the full podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts:

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.

Following President Joe Biden's first joint address to Congress, Glenn Beck joined fellow BlazeTV host and author of the new book, "American Marxism," Mark Levin to expose what they called the "Liar-In-Chief's" radical plans for our country and to explain why the far Left's proposals and programs are really a "frontal attack" on our Constitution, our country, and our way of life.

"Substantively, this is a frontal attack on our Constitutional system of limited government. It is a frontal attack on our capitalist system. He's basically throwing out all the bromides for the radical left groups that now form the base of the modern Democrat Party. And I make the case that ... this is Marxist bullcrap in its broadest sense," Levin stated.

"Here we are, a country now where one man can get up in the middle of the night and make a list of everything he wants to do to the country," he added, speaking figuratively. "It's like an unreality where we're living in separate worlds ... the whole thing is a fraud."

Watch the video clip below to hear Levin expose the lies and misinformation in Biden's speech and explain why he believes the true message is absolutely chilling for the future of our nation:

Want more from Mark Levin?

To enjoy more of "the Great One" — Mark Levin as you've never seen him before — subscribe to BlazeTV — the largest multi-platform network of voices who love America, defend the Constitution and live the American dream.

After months of delays and COVID-19 excuses, President Biden finally delivers his address to the joint session of Congress. It is a truly historic moment, as only a few hundred members of Congress received an invite. While some have compared this speech to JFK's moon landing challenge, it will likely be more like FDR's New Deal nightmare. Will Speaker Pelosi continue her tradition of ripping up the president's speech? Will VP Harris cackle to a quiet audience?

Glenn Beck teams up with fellow BlazeTV host Mark Levin, author of the new book "American Marxism," to take on the progressive plans that could completely transform our economy and our way of life. Steve Deace, BlazeTV host and author of "Faucian Bargain," joins to discuss why it's not enough for conservatives to just lament the dangerous Democrat agenda; we must activate against the woke infection of our institutions. Plus, a power panel to rival CNN talking heads: Stu Burguiere, BlazeTV host of "Stu Does America," and Jason Buttrill, head researcher and writer for Glenn Beck.

Watch the video below:

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.

Subscribe today and save $20 with promo code "MALARKEY".