IRS hearing devolves into shouting match after Lerner pleads the Fifth

Lois Lerner, the former IRS official at the center of the agency’s targeting scandal, was back on Capitol Hill this morning. Last year, Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, and she took a similar stance this morning – refusing to answer any questions regarding her role in the scandal. The hearing went straight downhill from there.

Lerner responded to each of House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa’s (R-CA) questions by invoking the Fifth Amendment, which prompted Issa to proclaim there was “no point going forward” with the session. He then gaveled out the hearing.

That action incensed Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), who proceeded to lash out, accusing Issa of running a “one-sided investigation” of the IRS’ inappropriate targeting of conservative groups. Issa responded by turning off Cummings’ microphone and closing up shop.

Check out the incident unfold below:

On radio this morning, Glenn, Pat and, Stu debated whether there would be any benefit in granting Lerner immunity so at least some information could be gleaned. Pat saw no harm in action, but Glenn wasn’t so sure.

“She's not the fish we're trying to fry, you know? Give her immunity. It's been so long now. And every time, if you don't give her immunity, she's just going to keep doing this,” Pat agued. “So what have you got to lose? Give her immunity. See if she'll testify. See if she'll tell us what really happened here. And let's move on. Let's get to the bottom of it.”

But would Lerner actually spill any secrets even if she couldn’t incriminate herself? In Glenn’s opinion, the woman really believes she did nothing wrong, and she probably wouldn’t testify regardless.

“She didn't think she did anything wrong. But she knows she's doing stuff that's borderline. Somebody gives you immunity. Do you testify,” Glenn asked. “I think these guys are so arrogant, so out of control.”

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The far left is tearing apart the social fabric of our country in the name of "progress." From its emphasis on government dependency, to the $15 minimum wage, to the embrace of Marxist Critical Race Theory in our schools, the Left is destroying our culture and way of life.

On Glenn TV this week, Glenn Beck spoke with Christopher Rufo, director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, about the latest insane example of the Marxist lies destroying the minds of our kids: A New York school sent parents a "white identities" chart advocating for "white traitors" and "white abolitionists."

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There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

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With as much gas and oil as Texas has — and not to mention its own power grid — why in the world is Texas experiencing such bad power outages?

Center for Industrial Progress president and founder Alex Epstein joined "The Glenn Beck Radio Program" to lay out what he's found.

Alex said he believes the "fundamental" problem is "the insistence on using unreliable wind and solar energy instead of reliable energy from coal, nuclear, and natural gas." And soon, it may not be just Texas, as President Joe Biden pushes for 100% dependency on green energy nationwide. THAT is the "real lesson of Texas," he warned.

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Disney actress Gina Carano was just the latest to be canceled for being vocally conservative — this time for making a Holocaust comparison. But on this week's episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," renowned Jewish historian Edwin Black explains how Gina's comparison wasn't exactly out of line: The second phase of the Holocaust, exclusion, "is like cancel culture."

Edwin Black is the son of Holocaust survivors and an investigative journalist with awards and best-selling books translated into 20 languages in nearly 200 countries. His book "IBM and the Holocaust" examines high tech's role in killing Jews during the Holocaust and what it can teach us about the dangers of Big Tech today.

Edwin has spent enough time in the media to see all of its warts (there are a lot). And he's speaking out about it and its role in ignoring history at our nation's peril. He told Glenn he believes our culture and our history are being erased. Our ideals are being censored and our values are being mocked.

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