WATCH: Louie Gohmert defends TheBlaze on Capitol Hill during Comcast hearings

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During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable on Thursday, Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) suggested partisan politics might explain why Comcast does not carry TheBlaze. If the multi-billion dollar merger is approved, Comcast will control more than half of all U.S. cable subscribers.

“They had quite a conversation about TheBlaze on Capitol Hill. There were hearings about the Comcast merger, and there were a few voices that spoke out – [Blake] Farenthold, (R-TX), Tom Marino (R-PA), Mike Lee (R-UT), Louie Gohmert (R-TX),” Glenn said on radio this morning. “And Louie Gohmert was the one – I'm in the middle of a meeting and someone passes their phone over to me to see, and I read this transcript and couldn't believe it.”

Watch Gohmert’s back-and-forth with Comcast Executive Vice President David Cohen below:

Lynne Costantini, president of business development at TheBlaze, released a statement after the hearings reaffirming the assertions Gohmert made.

TheBlaze “has actively sought these opportunities consistent with Congressman Gohmert’s remarks,” Costantini said. “Many independent networks like TheBlaze seek to gain additional distribution by buying or partnering with existing networks that have broader distribution and subsequently rebranding those networks to include content with more viewership and appeal.”

On radio this morning, Glenn thanked the audience for their dedication and consistent support over the last several years as TheBlaze has continued to grow.

“We bring this to your attention because you are involved in helping us get TheBlaze all across the country. I want you to rely on the power of God and not the power of man and know that there are no hiding spaces in the world. Do things with exactness,” Glenn said. “In our conversations with certain cable companies, they have been more than arrogant… It's nice to see that there are some people in Congress who have not been purchased. We're grateful that they're not just going after this particular case, but we know that these guys also go for the truth on everybody.”

Even though Glenn believes things will work out the way they are supposed to, this Comcast/Time Warner Cable merger has caused many sleepless nights for Glenn and his staff. As Glenn explained, this merger should cause sleepless nights for anyone who believes in the freedom of opinion.

“Make no mistake: A Comcast/Time Warner merger is really bad for your voice… I can tell you this: A man can go start his own network and be successful,” Glenn said. “However, what's caused me sleepless nights is [the cable companies] still our gatekeepers, and I can't get on to your television box.”

Through persistent phone calls and emails, TheBlaze audience has had an enormous impact in a very short period of time. And Glenn explained that much more can still be done, but he also believes that government regulation is strangling the industry.

“We want you to know that you can make a difference. You can accomplish the things that you want to accomplish. But… get the government out of the cable industry,” Glenn said. “And you know why I say that? Because then I can start my own cable company – one that will not have all of these huge packages. We'll let you choose which networks you want. We'll completely redesign it, and we'll redesign it for a contemporary world where you have ultimate choice.”

“So government, get the hell out of the way and we'll give people choice,” he concluded. “But that's not in the cards today. What's in the cards today is more control from a single owner. Not more control for you but control for them.”

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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