‘This is what gives me hope’: Matt Bevin talks about his loss in Kentucky

Earlier this month, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) secured his reelection bid by winning the Kentucky Republican primary in remarkably convincing fashion. Kentucky businessman Matt Bevin was McConnell’s main opponent, and throughout his campaign Glenn was continually impressed with Bevin. On radio this morning, a surprisingly optimistic Bevin joined Glenn to discuss his loss and what comes next.

While both Glenn and Bevin hoped to be having this morning’s discussion under different circumstances, the men agreed the campaign was far fro meaningless.

“I know you are a God-fearing man, and so I am I. I know what I felt, and I know you know what you felt, and our God is not a God of frustration. He's not a God to be thwarted,” Glenn said. “What do you take away from this? What do you think this exercise was for? Because it wasn't meaningless. What happened?”

“Not even a little meaningless. This is the thing I take from this: From the very beginning, Glenn, it was clear to me this was something I was obedient to – a path that neither my wife nor I ever sought. It wasn't something that I had aspired to, and yet every door continued to open and things unfolded in ways that were beyond our ability to even comprehend at times,” Bevin explained. “And so in our effort to do to the best of our ability that which was laid before us, we found ourselves on an incredible journey. What we have seen come from this is an awakening of people, an inspiring of young people in particular, in ways that would not have been there. There's a ripple effect to history that we all know.”

One of the most inspiring moments of the whole campaign was the election night gathering organized by his campaign. Bevin explained he delivered his concession speech before a diverse group of Americans who truly care about the future of this country.

“The people that were in that room were the demographic of everything the GOP says that it wants to be and needs to be. We had older people, younger, black, white, Hispanic, poor, rich folks – the entire gamut of the socioeconomic spectrum in this country – not because we had focus groups, not because there had been outreach committees or a strategy session to reach these people. Every one of those folks was there of their own volition. They were drawn to this because of the integrity of it, the reality of it, the message of it. This is what gives me hope.”

Bevin explained that he is not sure what the future holds for him politically, but Glenn felt the urge to make Bevin an offer.

“I had no intention of saying that to you until you were on the phone, [but] I would like to ask if you wanted to provide commentary or anything or TheBlaze,” Glenn said. “I think you are a voice that needs to be heard. You just think about that and get back to me.”

“As I'm sure you find the same thing to be the case, people have 1,000 ideas of things you should do with your life. I'm very gracious of them… so I'm at this point listening,” Bevin said. “There's Psalm 46:10. ‘Be still, and know I am God.’ At this point, to the degree I can with nine children and a campaign to button up, I'm being as still as I can – listening, trying to understand what it is I should do, what it is I could do, in order to make the most advantageous next steps.”

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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