CA congressional candidate Igor Birman discusses his family’s journey from the Soviet Union to the U.S.

As you have probably come to learn, Glenn is particularly excited about this year’s crop of primary candidates. From Matt Bevin in Kentucky to Greg Brannon in North Carolina, Lee Bright in South Carolina to Chris McDaniel in Mississippi, there is a strong group of constitutionally minded candidates that could make a real impact.

On radio this morning, another one of those candidates, Igor Birman, who is running for Congress in California’s 7th Congressional District, joined Glenn to discuss his family’s journey from the Soviet Union to the United States and why he has chosen to run.

Birman has already received endorsements from FreedomWorks and Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), and Glenn began the interview by asking Birman what the American Dream means to him.

“Well, I'm living it. I watched my parents not only struggle and risk their lives to flee the Soviet Union, but come here with absolutely nothing – no house, no jobs, no leads – and they flourished,” he explained. “Five years after they came here, they were homeowners. And I flourished because I became an attorney and I became a chief of staff to Congressman Tom McClintock (R-CA). I came from absolutely nothing. And that's only possible in America – no place else in the world.”

Like Glenn, Birman appeared at FreePAC Kentucky last weekend, and in his speech he explained how he couldn’t help but find similarities between life in the Soviet Union and life in Obama’s America. Birman also warned about an “increasingly fast transfer” of rights from the individual to the government.

“It's the increasingly fast transfer of our most basic, most intimate decisions, from we the people to we the government,” Birman said. “At some point we're going to come to a very important moment where government is going to be making… a large portion of our day-to-day decisions – from the cradle to the grave – where we're in danger of losing our freedom. And that's why I'm running for Congress. I know that going down that road does not end well.”

In too many cases, there is little to no distinction between the Democrat and Republican Parties. In order to reverse that trend, it will be necessary to elect courageous individuals who are willing to stand up for what they believe in.

“Well, it's scary stuff… So many in Washington, D.C. have lost their courage. And this election is probably the brightest contrast between a constitutional conservative and a most liberal Republican running for office in America today,” Birman said. “I think the results are going to be very, very telling about not just the direction of the Republican Party but the direction of America. If we fail to elect leaders who believe in the Constitution, it's going to be tough to recover our freedoms.”

Watching his family fight so hard for freedom, Birman has a unique understanding as to the level of commitment and determination the battle to restore this country will require.

“[W]e can only claim freedom as our future if we fight for it. And I was inspired thoroughly by my parents because I watched them fight for freedom from beyond the Iron Curtain against all odds. And they succeeded,” he said. “I watched my grandmother, who lived almost 70 years under the Iron Curtain, fight for it. She became fully blind in both eyes at the age of 83 wanting nothing more than to become an American citizen. And she did it. She did it by listening to this old black tape player on which my dad had recorded questions and answers to the naturalization exam. And then she went and she passed it with flying colors because as she said she wanted to die an American.”

“It only occurred to me when I went to work for Congressman Tom McClintock just how close the oath of a new citizen is to an oath of a new Congressman,” he continued. “Both oaths reflect on supporting and defending the Constitution. How little does that oath mean to so many in Congress? And how much does that oath mean to a new citizen?”

Glenn encouraged his listeners to consider supporting the candidates who are willing to stand for the values and principles that matter most.

"Igor Birman is running for Congress in California's 7th Dstrict. He needs your help. If he sounds like somebody that you can support, I want you to go to and donate,” Glenn concluded. “These are the guys we prayed for. These are the guys we begged for. They're here. If they don't get in, it is on our shoulders. We have to do whatever it is we can do.”

Learn more about Birman’s campaign HERE.

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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