‘We need more time’: Louie Gohmert sheds light on the frenetic race to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader

In the wake of Dave Brat’s historic victory over House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), the Republican leadership has been thrown into a tizzy. On radio this morning, Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) joined Glenn to discuss the frontrunners to replace Cantor and the growing crisis on the southern border.

Gohmert explained Republicans in the House are frantically trying to coalesce support around House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to replace Cantor when he steps down on July 31. While he likes McCarthy as a person, he believes he is “much less conservative” than Cantor.

“You look at all the results. He is much less conservative than Cantor… Kevin is one of the nicest guys in Congress. I really like the heck out of him, but all the conservative rating groups have him much lower than Cantor was,” Gohmert said. “We have got to have an alternative.”

Gohmert personally likes Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-ID) for the position. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), however, appears to racing to get a new majority leader elected as soon as possible even though there are several weeks left before Cantor steps down.

“I have been trying to get behind somebody that has a real chance, and Raúl’s got the support of his class. He's really wrestling with whether to get in or not. We cannot send a message that we're not going to give an alternative,” Gohmert explained. “Eric's not leaving until July 31st. There is no reason to rush this election through.”

Glenn asked Gohmert what his listeners could do to slow things down. Gohmert encouraged people to call Boehner’s office and express their frustration with the current situation. The phone number for Boehner’s office is 202.225.0600.

“We have got to have more time,” he reiterated. “[Call] the Speaker’s office and tell them that you can't just ram this through. You have to learn something from this lesson, give your conference time to talk about it. Don't ram through this thing. This is too important.”

When it comes to border security, Gohmert did not mince words when discussing reports that Central American news agencies are actually telling people to head towards the American border because they will have no trouble getting in.

“This Administration is luring young children across our border to their detriment,” Gohmert declared. “This Administration's policies are complicit in helping lure people into sex trafficking. This Administration is not intentionally doing that, but their policies are doing that. That's what's drawing them here.”

On Thursday's radio program, Grace Smith and her father, Andy, joined Glenn Beck on the phone and provided a first-hand account of Grace's refusal to wear a mask at school.

Smith, 16, began a maskless protest after her school district in Laramie, Wyoming, decided to implement a mask mandate. As a result, Grace received three suspensions, was issued two $500-citations, and was eventually arrested.

"How long were you in jail?" Glenn asked.

Grace said was taken to jail but was never booked nor was she was placed in a jail cell.

Glenn commended Grace's father, Andy, for raising such a "great citizen" and asked if it was Grace's idea to protest. Andy said it was Grace's idea, explaining that they took the position of arguing on the grounds of civil rights rather than the efficacy of wearing a mask.

Grace has since withdrawn from public school and started a home school program. She also told Glenn that she will continue to fight the school district, legally.

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It seems the Left wants a civil war and some on the Right want a national divorce. The country is split right now unlike anything Glenn Beck has ever witnessed. There are two sides: Those who want to fundamentally change this country and those who believe in KEEPING the experiment of liberty that the Founding Founders intended.

The ideological gap seems impossible to cross, but Glenn explains why he won't secede. David Reaboi, Claremont Institute senior fellow and author of "National Divorce Is Expensive, but It's Worth Every Penny," tells Glenn why a national breakup is not an impossibility just because it will be difficult.

What can we do to fight back … peacefully? How can the states that still believe in the Constitution create pockets of freedom in the shadow of tyranny? On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn answers that and provides a road map to preserving what the Left is trying to destroy.

Finally, James Simpson, author of "Who Was Karl Marx? The Men, the Motives and the Menace Behind Today's Rampaging American Left," provides solutions on the issues the "red states" must unite around before Left and Right America officially call it quits.

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An Afghan interpreter who helped save then-Sen. Joe Biden's life in 2008 was among those stranded in Afghanistan after Biden's troop withdrawal. He has now escaped the country with his family, but not with President Biden's help.

Thanks to private organizations, including The Nazarene Fund, the interpreter and his family have now been rescued.

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A shocking new report by The Daily Wire reveals that the furious father whose arrest at a school board meeting likely sparked the call for the FBI to investigate anti-CRT parents like domestic terrorists was furious for good reasons: The Loudoun County School Board allegedly tried to cover up his daughter's rape.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to discuss the incident and explain why he joined 60 lawmakers in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding answers for why the FBI is targeting parents.

"We want to know ... what kind of coordination took place between the White House, activist groups and teachers unions, and the Department of Justice," Stewart told Glenn. "Because we have evidence that there was [coordination] and, in fact, that the White House are the ones who initiated this. They asked for these activist groups to write this inflammatory letter to the Department of Justice saying they were 'intimidated' and that they 'felt threatened', giving the Department of Justice Attorney General Garland, the excuse to say, 'Okay, well, we have to respond'."

Stewart went on to say he believes the federal government would only involve the FBI in such an issue if its purpose is to silence and intimidate parents concerned about the "poison" being taught to their kids in school. So, what can he and the other representatives who disagree with the Biden administration's overreach of power do to stop it?

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