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:

An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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Taiwan's Foreign Minister Joseph Wu is now warning that his nation is preparing for war with China after Beijing flew a record number of warplanes over Taiwanese territory. Wu reached out to another country for help, but it wasn't the United States.

In a video, Wu urged Australia to help prepare for a possible invasion, but gave the U.S. no mention.

"The defense of Taiwan is in our own hands, and we are absolutely committed to that. And if China is going to launch a war against Taiwan, we will fight until the end. And that is our commitment. And, of course, during this period of time, we would like to exchange with other countries for security cooperation," Wu said on ABC News In-depth's China Tonight program. "We would like to engage in security or intelligence exchanges with other like-minded partners, Australia included, so that Taiwan is better prepared to deal with the war situation. And so far, our relations with Australia is very good. And that is what we appreciate it for."

On "The Glenn Beck Program," Glenn, Pat Gray, and Stu Burguiere discussed whether or not America would do anything during such a conflict — because it sure seems like President Joe Biden is more focused on working with China to fight climate change. Plus, why did China just cut off all cryptocurrency?

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On "Glenn TV" tonight, Glenn Beck heads to the chalkboard to reveal how the fundamental transformation of America has already begun by turning the Declaration of Independence upside down.

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You never hear the Left talk about the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights any more, unless it's to "reimagine" the Constitution or slap a "harmful content" warning on our founding documents. Seriously. The National Archives said while its website label wasn't targeting the Constitution specifically, "some of the materials presented here may reflect outdated, biased, offensive, and possibly violent views and opinions." The Left finds basic, guaranteed rights so offensive they now spend all of their time on workarounds to deal with America's annoying founding documents.

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below to see Glenn outline the aggressive unconstitutional abuses "King Biden" is jamming down our throats and teaches Americans how we can defend against presidential tyranny.

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