Lindsey Graham’s reelection chances are looking slim

On radio this morning, Glenn spoke to South Carolina Republican State Senator Lee Bright, who is challenging incumbent Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the upcoming U.S. Senate race. The primary is set to take place June 10, and the goal is to force a runoff by keeping Sen. Graham from reaching the 50% threshold. The numbers are in Bright’s favor across several polls, and he spoke to Glenn about the important differences between him and the incumbent, why he feels the need to go to Washington, and more.

“Well, we all know that Lindsay Graham is a nightmare. Vote for Lee Bright. That's all, everybody. That's all Lee has to say,” Glenn said. “But Lee is here to say a little bit more than that. The goal in South Carolina is to keep Lindsay Graham under 50% in the June 10 primary because then there would be a runoff… and he's currently under 50% in the polls I have seen.”

To begin, Glenn asked Bright to lay out how he differs from Sen. Graham. One of the major differences involves the education system.

“There's so many. Actually, I cosponsored the bill to stop Common Core in South Carolina. We've been fighting that for quite a while now. I mean it was an experiment by some leftist folks that put some money into a plan, and I called it a scheme to try and take over the education system and it was done very cleverly because it's not actually a federal program but the federal money is involved. So they put $1.2 billion out there to encourage the states to acquiesce because that's what they often do.”

“We're a nation of laws and the rest of the world is watching… If somebody is here illegally, I don't know how you reward that behavior. I mean it sends a message. And the fact that Lindsey Graham has been tone deaf when it comes to the view of South Carolinians – he's more interested in what the U.S. Chamber of Commerce says versus what South Carolinians say,” he continued. “And also wanted to touch another subject. I was the lead sponsor on the Obamacare nullification in the Senate. And now the bill that passed the House is before the Senate.”

Bright is just 43 years old and has been a South Carolina state senator since 2008. As Glenn explained it, Bright has his “who life ahead” of him. So why does he want to go Washington?

“I think our republic is on the verge of being lost,” he said. “If we don't send some real constitutional conservatives into Congress to fight them the next few years, I don't know how we'll survive. We can't have Lindsey Graham and John McCain, who continually roll over and want to look rational and reasonable, when there's no compromise with this guy… [President Obama] is bent on destroying this country, and we've got to send folks up to Washington that are going to fight him.”

If Bright does in fact win the election, he will join the likes of Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) in the fight for smaller government. Glenn asked Bright if he relates to any of those men.

“I'm probably more like Ted Cruz. I would say that I am out front. I've been in the state senate now for six years and every major fight I've been out front… You got a couple of type of Republicans. You got the ones that want to be conservative, they just don't have the courage. And then you've got those that really aren't anything. They just want to be elected,” Bright said. “And if Lee Bright beats Lindsey Graham, it will give the ones that don't have enough courage the courage to do the right thing. And it will scare the ones that don't really have… any core principles and those we either need to defeat or we need to put the fear into them.”

With just a couple of months to go before the primary, Bright has a “money bomb” going on right now to help fund his campaign. He is hoping to raise $100,000 today, and Glenn encouraged anyone in the audience with a couple of dollars to contribute to consider doing so.

“It's BrightForSenate.com. He's got a money bomb going on today. He'd like to raise over $100,000,” Glenn said. “Thank you very much, Lee. I appreciate it.”

Learn more about Bright’s campaign HERE.

Watch the entire interview below:

Bill O'Reilly joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" on Friday for his weekly take on the 2020 presidential race.

O'Reilly emphasized what a dangerous candidate socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) really is, and how the media is working to mislead voters by depicting other Democratic candidates, such as former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, as "moderate."

"The Democratic Party has been hijacked -- and this is no breaking news -- by the progressive left. Which is now being enabled by the national media," said O'Reilly.

"Bernie Sanders is a dangerous man. In any sane time, media time, that would be clear to everybody. But it's not," he added. "It's like, 'Oh, there's uncle Bernie and he just wants to give stuff away. What a great guy.' [He's] not a great guy, all right? He's a totalitarian. He'll take your freedom, in every area, away. Every area. There isn't one area, that Bernie Sanders wouldn't intrude upon, in your personal freedom. Yet, that's not reported. You don't know it unless you pay attention. It's all a bunch of dishonest blather that has obliterated the so-called moderate Democrat. And there are millions of those people. They don't know what to do because they have no voice in the media."

Glenn pointed out that the media has been "trying to make Pete Buttigieg into a moderate" ever since his strong showing in the Iowa caucuses last week.

"So, Pete Buttigieg: Harvard grad. Rhodes Scholar. Brilliant man, he is brilliant. Great speaker. Almost as good as Beck and I. Not quite, but almost," O'Reilly said. "He's only 38, all right? So, the guy goes out and runs for president after being the mayor of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years, and almost destroying that city. The city is in chaos, yet he's re-elected with 80% of the vote the second time. That's what a good BS'er Pete Buttigieg is.

The two went on to break down Buttegieg's radical policy plans on immigration, abortion, gun control, and more.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck and his chief researcher, Jason Buttrill, have uncovered new evidence that suggests the coronavirus death toll numbers coming from China are grossly inaccurate.

After vetting several deep-fake videos circulating on social media, Jason unearthed shocking whistleblower-videos released by citizens of the communist state that show entire warehouses filled with body bags, along with other atrocities.

Jason and Glenn break down the real numbers and discuss the possibilities of the outbreak coming to America. Watch the video below for more details:

Don't miss next Wednesday's TV special on the coronavirus in its new time slot at 9PM ET.

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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has surged in the polls in the past month.

With former Vice President Joe Biden dropping below far-left presidential candidates such as the unapologetically socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.), and the almost equally extremist Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass), Democratic voters seeking a more moderate alternative are setting their sights on Mayor Pete.

But are Buttigieg's policies actually moderate? Not even close, Glenn Beck said Thursday on the radio program.

"[Pete Buttigieg] wants people to see him as a moderate. The mayor of a Midwest city in a red state ... and he's going for the middle, even though he is not a moderate candidate in any way," said Glenn.

Here are just a few example of where Buttigieg stands on the issues:

  • Supports late-term, partial-birth abortion
  • Eliminate the Electoral College
  • Buyback program for assault weapons
  • Raise the federal minimum wage to $15/hour
  • Expand Medicare
  • Decriminalize illegal immigration
  • Pay for infrastructure through changing taxes on corporations, the wealthy
  • Study reparations
  • Legalize marijuana
  • Increase existing taxes on upper-income Americans
  • Cancel some student debt
  • Don't use tariffs to pressure countries
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An official at the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations' health agency, has issued a warning, calling the coronavirus "the worst enemy you can imagine" and more of a threat than "any terrorist attack," during a media briefing on Tuesday.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO's director general, said that a vaccine for the coronavirus will likely take 18 months to develop. The virus has reportedly killed hundreds and infected tens of thousands of people, primarily in China.

"To be honest, a virus is more powerful in creating political, social and economic upheaval than any terrorist attack. It's the worst enemy you can imagine," added Ghebreyesus.

On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck noted that the same agency in charge of developing this life-saving vaccine, has taken the time to officially change the disease's name to COVID-19, citing the concern of "stigmatizing" any specific geographical location, individual, or group of people.

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