Glenn questions Sen. John Cornyn on the TEA Party, the nuclear option, and Obamacare in wide ranging interview

Glenn has certainly had his differences with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) over the last few years about his divergence from the conservative principles he campaigned and won on. Lately, however, Sen. Cornyn has seemingly returned to form on some issues – grilling HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius over the failed Obamacare rollout and opposing the nuclear option. On radio this morning, Sen. Cornyn joined Glenn to discuss these issues and many more.

“Senator John Cornyn is running for reelection here in the great state of Texas. And he is a guy who has had a very good record. He's a guy who a lot of people have looked to for a long time and said: This guy is a good, strong conservative,” Glenn said. “We, on this program, have some issues. We don't ever expect to agree with everything anybody does or says. I think that is unreasonable. But he is joining us... I really don't want this to be a hostile interview… I do want it to be a frank conversation.”

Glenn first asked Sen. Cornyn to explain the remarks he made about FreedomWorks and some of his fellow conservative congressmen in the lead up to the budget vote. During an interview with Matt Patrick in October, Sen. Cornyn had this to say about FreedomWorks:

CORNYN: FreedomWorks is an organization that, that uses Republican on Republican violence, so to speak, to raise money. That's why they exist. They don't exist to run against Democrats. They use it to try to divide Republicans.

“I don't think that's true,” Glenn said. “What do you mean by ‘Republican on Republican violence’?”

“Well, Glenn, it's no secret that I disagreed with the tactic to try to defund Obamacare on a continuing resolution, not because I support Obamacare. My record is clear that I have taken every reasonable opportunity to try to stop it, to repeal it, to block it. But I didn't think the shutdown, which I thought was an inevitable part of that strategy, was the right tactic to use,” Sen. Cornyn said. “And I would classify this, at least in terms of the Senate itself, as sort of a disagreement on tactics among the family. What I think happened from my perspective was that Republicans and conservatives got divided and then we minimized the strength we would otherwise have by being unified.”

Sen. Cornyn had initially supported fellow Senator Mike Lee’s (R-UT) proposal that would fund the entire government except Obamacare, but he later took his name off the letter. Glenn asked him to explain his decisions.

“I reconsidered my signing of the letter and whether or not the tactic would succeed or not. So again, it was a different – disagreement over the tactics,” Sen. Cornyn said. “I didn't see any way, on reconsideration, that Harry Reid would allow that to pass or the President Obama would sign it. But I want to point out, Glenn, I did vote for the continuing resolution that came over from the House that would have defunded Obamacare. And my record is pretty clear on that, so I appreciate your giving me the chance to hopefully clarify it.”

From 2007 to 2011, Sen. Cornyn served as the chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which campaigns and raises money for Republican candidates. Glenn asked Sen. Cornyn how he feels about the TEA Party and its influence, given statements he has made in the past.

“I think the TEA Party has been the best thing that's happened to the conservative movement in recent years. In 2010, we could not have picked up 7 Senate seats without the TEA Party,” Sen. Cornyn said. “And you know, like every political party, it's composed of different elements to a coalition. And my simple position is: We need the Tea Party, and their enthusiasm, and their votes as part of the Republican coalition so we can win the election in 2014, and we'll actually be able to govern by retiring Harry Reid… I think we need all aspects of the Republican coalition – from Libertarians to traditional Republicans to TEA Party, to social conservatives, to you name it.”

“Senator, we would love to have you on again. We're up against the clock, but I'd like to hear your thoughts on Iran, et cetera, et cetera,” Glenn concluded. “So if we could have you back on the show, we would love to have you. Thank you very much, Senator John Cornyn.”

Watch the entire interview below:

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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