Meet the former Secret Service agent running for Congress in Maryland

Last year, Glenn introduced his audience to former Secret Service agent and Maryland congressional candidate Dan Bongino. Bongino worked in the service for the Bush and Obama Administrations, but he ultimately left his job because he felt like “part of the problem, not part of the solution.” Bongino is running for Congress in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District, and he joined Glenn on radio this morning ahead of Tuesday’s primary.

Glenn began by offering a heartfelt characterization of Bongino as a person and candidate.

“In case you don't know who Dan Bongino is, Dan Bongino is an amazing Secret Service agent that I have just tremendous respect for. He's one of the best men I know. I would love to have him in Congress or in the Senate in service of our nation. He has protected Bushs and he protected the Obamas,” Glenn explained. “He got out because he started listening to our television program and radio program and… he woke up and realized, ‘Wow, I'm not hearing any of these values around people in Washington. And that's a problem.’”

“He went back to school and started studying von Mises and everything else. And now he is running for the 6th Congressional District in Maryland,” he continued. “He has put, you know, his heart, his soul, and really everything his family has up on the auction block to be able to afford to be able to do this. And I think he's one of the guys that could go in and not lose his soul.”

With all that is going on in the world today, Glenn asked Bongino to share his thoughts on immigration reform and what can be done to thwart the influx of people pouring over the border:

Listen, we're in a lot of trouble at the border. It's a sensitive issue for me. Obviously my wife being a first-generation immigrant who did it the legal way, it's just chaos. Chaos is not compassion. Putting out a kind of tacit message come here because I'm going to unconstitutionally reform some part of the DREAM Act… Drop your children off after the border and somehow they'll get a pass is not compassion. That's only liberal compassion where results don't matter.

And, ironically, what we’re seeing is partisan outrage against this. The President's approval ratings are in the tank but even in Baltimore City, a bastion of liberal values. Folks here say we're going to open up a Social Security Administration facility to warehouse people in there. Moving across the border illegally and the Baltimore City residents said absolutely no way. The President has shown less than zero leadership on this – as he's done most issues recently and it's showing in the polls.

During his time in the Secret Service, Bongino spent a lot of time in the Middle East, and he offered his opinion on the situation in Iraq:

This Sunni/Shi'a generational battle, I hate to say this, but there's no benefit for us right now to get involved in this. We have to start thinking short term. You know, we're nation building abroad. And right now we're struggling at home. Our military is being hollowed out. Our economy is struggling. But anybody can complain. What do you do?

When I was in the Secret Service traveling around engaging in these massive security operations, there was only one thing I found that had a positive short-term and long-term benefit for us. And frankly, it wasn't boots on the ground all the time. It was joint training exercises with their military. It was some degree of intelligence sharing. It doesn't have to be a robust operation, even a smaller operation.

I spent a lot of time in the Middle East. The people who believe you're the great Satan so to say… When people look you in the eye and they see who you really are, what Americans really are, and what they're really about, it's really hard to believe a lot of the propaganda… A lot of these kids have been indoctrinated since they're infants [that] we're the problem. America is the problem. It's very tough when you meet someone and you really see it.

I would say an intelligence footprint over there, a training footprint. But are we going to get involved on one side? We're reinforcing the Iranian regime on the Shi'a side and the other side we're reinforcing al-Qaeda. The answer is get out of it. I'm not sacrificing my daughter, your daughter, or anybody else's daughter for a sectarian war that we've shown no evidence of stopping throughout the generations.

“I love this guy and feel strongly that he is the kind of guy that we need off in office. If you would like to know more about him, you can go to Bongino.com. If you care to donate, you can do that as well,” Glenn concluded. “Maryland, tomorrow, 6th Congressional District. And it is just over the border from where the Brat miracle happened. Let's hope for another miracle tomorrow.”

Learn more about the Bongino campaign 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.

You can donate to Grace's legal fund here.

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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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