Eric Cantor booed during event in home district as establishment GOP suffers “huge loss” in Virginia

Primary season got off to a rocky start for Tea Party-backed, conservative candidates last week, but some local races are turning into huge upsets for the GOP. According to TheBlaze, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) was booed and heckled during a rally in his home district on Saturday. To add insult to injury, Cantor loyalist and incumbent Linwood Cobb was defeated as chair of Virginia’s 7th Congressional District Republican Committee by Tea Party favorite Fred Gruber. Cobb’s defeat has been described as a “huge loss.”

Cantor is facing a challenger in the June 10 Republican primary, and the boos he received at Saturday’s event came as he criticized his opponent David Brat. Brat, who enjoys the support of the Tea Party and conservative groups, is a professor of economics at Randolph-Macon College.

“It is easy to sit in the rarified environs of academia, in the ivory towers of a college campus with no accountability and no consequence,” Cantor said of his opponent. “When you throw stones, you throw stones at all of us who are working every day to make a difference.”

For his part, Brat took a much more conciliatory approach.

“I don’t run against Eric on a personal basis,” Brat said. “I like Eric as a human being; I’m commanded by God to do that and I do that. He’s been strong on national defense, and where he’s good he’s good.”

On radio this morning, Glenn wasn’t entirely sure how he felt about the jeers Cantor faced, but he did commend Brat for being able to separate the personal from the political.

“Now, you know, I'm not for booing and jeering people per se. I mean what the heck, might as well. But it's probably beneath us a little bit,” Glenn said. “The reason why I bring this up is because I want to show you the guy who actually handled the situation perfectly. The guy that Eric Cantor was talking about… [is his] opponent David Brat… I don't know much about this guy, but just on that statement, I like him. More importantly, he happens to be right. Cantor has been very good on some issues. Is there a way for us to get somebody who is much, much better? Yes. And if we could find somebody who is better, why wouldn't we? We have to do better. And we have to do better in our own lives every day.”

Furthermore, Glenn praised those who showed their dismay with the status quo by taking the action step of actually voting against the Cantor-backed local GOP leader.

According to the Washington Post, the district chairman “is an internal party post, responsible for rallying activists and volunteers at election time — and with the power to influence state party decisions such as whether to hold primaries or conventions to choose party nominees. A chairman is selected only by party activists for each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts.”

“The activists that gathered at that convention also just happened to do something else. They did something big-time right. They voted out Cantor's hand-picked district party chairperson and voted in the Tea Party-favorite instead,” Glenn said. “So while they booed – and I would have been there booing with them – they did the more important thing: They moved with their feet and their vote. They made a move. They, quite honestly, shocked Cantor and all of the party loyalists in Virginia.”

The local NBC affiliate described Gruber’s defeat of Cobb as a “huge loss."

“We need to do exactly the same in Nebraska… [and] in Kentucky with Matt Bevin,” Glenn concluded. “We have to be active and show what we believe with our feet. As David Brat said, we're commanded by God to do that, and we must do that.”

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On "Glenn TV" this week, Megyn Kelly, host of the "Megyn Kelly Show," told Glenn Beck she believes the Democrats' talk of unity is "all nonsense" and forecasted the "death of journalism" under a Biden administration.

Megyn cited President Joe Biden's unwillingness to make concessions that would help unify Democrats and Republicans as an example of how much he actually cares about unity, and added that, while she's all for lowering the political temperature in America, she also believes there are some personal freedoms that are worth fighting for.

"What's happening substantively is worth fighting for and it's not going to go away just because [Biden] gave a nice speech," Megyn said.

"I will object. I will protect my family and what I think is right over Joe Biden's need for unity, which is false anyway. 'Unify behind my agenda' is not a real call for unity," she added.

Megyn said she believes the Left has reached too far and "awakened a sleeping giant" in reference to the silent majority who should speak up, speak out, and refuse to be silenced any longer.

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As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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