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.

'The Fedcoin is HERE': Glenn Beck reveals what the Fed was up to while YOU weren’t watching

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While Americans were preparing for Thanksgiving last Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Reserve moved forward with its "Central Bank Digital Currency" program, and that wasn't the only controversial policy that was rolled out while you weren’t watching.

On the radio program, Glenn Beck reviewed the latest financial stories you may have missed over the holiday weekend, including how Biden's pause on student loan payments may be extended again and yet another sketchy Hunter Biden investment.

"You might have missed what happened Wednesday afternoon at the Fed," Glenn began. "They started their CBDC, Central Bank Digital Currency. Yes, the Fedcoin is here. Now they rolled it out on Wednesday — I mean, that was the only day they could do it, you know, because they've been denying that any of this stuff was happening. But they could only get it [launched] when no one was paying attention. So they rolled it out, and it's in its beta test now."

"By the way, India just rolled out its retail pilot program for digital rupees as well. But don't worry," he continued. "Maybe we should start having the conversation of, 'Gosh, this looks like the mark of the beast.' I mean, doesn't it? But surely it's not. Of course not. Not from the U.S. government. They never do anything underhanded or evil. Never."

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BIGGER than Tiananmen Square? Here's what the China protests are REALLY about

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China has been locking its citizens down for over two years under its zero-COVID policy, and it's becoming more and more clear that this isn’t just about COVID but something much more serious: slavery and control. Now it looks like many citizens have had enough. Protests are currently spreading throughout China and, unlike during the Tiananmen Square protests, the word is getting out.

On Monday's radio program, Glenn Beck looked into the protests' "real motivations," explained how they’re different from the 1989 protests at Tiananmen Square, and predicted how these events are a "game-changer for the entire world."

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The American Journey Experience is the new home of the car Orson Welles gave to Rita Hayworth. Orson Welles gave this car to his future wife Rita Hayworth for her 24th birthday.

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Every year as Thanksgiving approaches, the fear of politics being brought up at the dinner table is shared by millions around the country. But comedian Jamie Kilstein has a guide for what you should do to avoid the awkward political turmoil so you can enjoy stuffing your face full of turkey.

Kilstein joined "The Glenn Beck Program" to dissect exactly how you can handle those awkward, news-related discussions around the table on Thanksgiving and provided his 3-step guide to help you survive the holidays with your favorite, liberal relatives: Find common ground, don’t take obvious bait, and remember that winning an argument at the cost of a family member won’t fix the issue you’re arguing about.

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