#FatandFurious: Glenn reacts to NJ Gov. Chris Christie's bridge scandal

After winning a landslide re-election in November, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is finding his administration at the center of an ever-growing scandal. Rumors have swirled that the Christie Administration orchestrated the days of crippling lane closure-related traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge in August as a form of political payback.

It is believed Christie’s office may have ordered the Fort Lee lockup to punish Democratic Mayor Mark Sokolich for refusing to endorse the governor in his re-election bid against Democrat Barbara Buono. While the Christie and his team have been denying any wrongdoing – claiming the traffic nightmare, which may have led to the death of at least one woman, was the result of a “traffic study” – new evidence links Christie’s senior officials directly to the road closures.

While the New York and New Jersey tabloids have been referring to this scandal as “Bridge Gate” among other things, a listener from North Carolina, Mason, called into the radio program this morning and had a better name for the incident: Fat and Furious.

“I don't know how many Republicans really want somebody like Chris Christie, but this Chris Christie/Fort Lee story is reason number 1 through 100 on why he's a bad guy. This guy is so Nixonian. This guy is a progressive, and that's the key here. He is a progressive. He's not a conservative,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “He likes all of the levers of government, and he will use any of the government levers to punish the people who stand against him. That's not what a conservative or a libertarian or… a liberal – as long as you're not a Progressive – you will see what Chris Christie is doing is wrong.”

Since this new information has been released, the Christie Administration has not released any full-fledged denials, and Christie’s public appearances were cancelled Wednesday. Instead, the Governor released the following statement:

What I’ve seen today for the first time is unacceptable. I am outraged and deeply saddened to learn that not only was I misled by a member of my staff, but this completely inappropriate and unsanctioned conduct was made without my knowledge. One thing is clear: this type of behavior is unacceptable and I will not tolerate it because the people of New Jersey deserve better. This behavior is not representative of me or my Administration in any way, and people will be held responsible for their actions.

“Conservatives need to run from Chris Christie,” Glenn declared. “This, again, is the quintessential example of why I'm against him. I can't believe it, because he said all of the right things when he got in… He was great… Oh, no, how foolish were we?”

Christie is widely considered to be the favorite for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, and he has performed well in the polls against his likely challenger, Hillary Clinton. It is unclear what impact, if any, this scuffle will have on his chances, but Glenn thinks the consequences will be damaging.

“Here's the good news. I think this just ended his political career for president. Here's my guess: It is over,” Glenn concluded. “[There will be] a press conference, and it will be over, because I can keep my powder dry. I'd wait until he decides to launch his campaign. If I'm on the other side, I say, ‘Shh, shh.’ And let it go away. And when he announces his campaign just torpedo him with this. That's what I would do. If I'm Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton, you don't think this is the dream come true?”

Below are the communications between Christie’s office and the Port Authority as obtained by the Wall Street Journal:

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

Watch the video clip below to catch more of the conversation:

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

Watch the full episode of "Glenn TV" below:


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Glenn Beck and The Nazarene Fund have been working tirelessly to evacuate Americans and our allies from Afghanistan, thanks to the U.S. government's failure to do so. But it's been far from easy. A recent Newsweek article, titled "Taliban Holds Up Glenn Beck Group's Planes," addressed some of the most recent challenges. The article claimed that six planes — filled with Americans and SIVs ready for takeoff — were "grounded by the Taliban amid negotiations with the U.S. State Department." So, what's actually going on? Why is the State Department meddling in the rescue? And what are the next steps to get these Americans home?

Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn breaks down the whole story:

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