The time has come to oust four decade-long incumbent Senator Thad Cochran

Earlier this month, Mississippi state senator Chris McDaniel (R) accomplished the impressive feat of winning the popular vote in the Mississippi Republican primary and forcing four-decade long incumbent Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) into a runoff. The runoff is now upon us, and McDaniel joined Glenn on radio this morning to discuss Tuesday’s election.

Despite being far outspent in the primary race, McDaniel managed to win the popular vote. Depending on which poll results you look at, McDaniel secured anywhere from 49.5% or 49.8% of the popular vote – just tenths of a percentage away from the 50% needed to avoid a runoff. Cochran received just under 49% of the vote. Thomas Carey, the seldom-mentioned third challenger in the race, received less than about 1.5% of the vote.

When it comes to poll numbers ahead of Tuesday’s runoff, McDaniel seems to be in pretty good shape, and he feels good about the momentum his campaign has.

“We feel great. We've had momentum. The ground troops are fired up. People in this state understand that a change has to take place in Washington, DC,” McDaniel said. “The city is broken. It's corrupt. We're tired of the backroom deals and the favoritism and the cronyism. And they understand the only way to change all of that is to send someone new to Washington. That's why we won three weeks ago. That's why we're going to win tomorrow.”

Glenn asked McDaniel to share his thoughts on some of the most pressing issues facing the country and the government. For starters, Glenn asked McDaniel what he would do to fix the broken immigration system.

“Lawlessness always invites more lawlessness… We have to be a nation of laws. And we have to enforce the laws. We have to close the border, period,” he said. “Senator Cochran has voted… for amnesty… That's bad policy for this government because, naturally, illegal immigration is wrong. It hurts Americans. But secondly, we lose respect with the law. And that makes us lose faith even more with our government. So we have to do the things that are right by our Constitution and by our statutory law. Thus far, the politicians haven't had the guts or the will to do that.”

When it comes to ISIS and its growing control of Iraq and Syria, McDaniel said he is not interested in being the world’s policeman.

“We cannot continue to be the world's police force. It's not in our charter mission. It's not in our Constitution,” he said. “We have to take care of our own. We have to take care of Americans and that begins by making sure that we don't intervene in every imaginable conflict. So I love the military. I come from a military family. But I've seen too many of my friends go off and serve and come back and question what it was they were doing.”

You can learn more about McDaniel’s campaign HERE.

On Monday's episode of "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn opened up about the tragic death of his brother-in-law, Vincent Colonna Jr., who passed away unexpectedly on April 5. He also shared some of the important thoughts and insights he's learned through the grieving process.

"Last Monday, I was sitting in this chair ... the two-minute warning comes and Stu said to me, 'You ready for the show?'' ... And that's when my wife [Tania] came to the door of the studio here at our house and said, 'I...' and she held the phone up. And then she collapsed on the floor in tears," Glenn began. "Tania's brother had passed. To say this was a shock, is an understatement."

Glenn described his brother-in-law as having "a servant's spirit."

"He was always the guy who lit up the room. He was always the guy helping others. He would never stop, because he was always helping others," Glenn said of Vincent. "He was on the school board. He was a little league coach. He was the soccer coach. He helped build the church. He took care of the lawn of the church. He was constantly doing things, raising money for charity, working over here, helping to organize this. But he was never the guy in the spotlight. He was just the guy doing it, and you had no idea how much he had done because he never talked about it.

"We also didn't know how much mental anguish he was in because he never talked about it. And last Monday morning, after spending Easter with the family ... he killed himself. This is now the third family member of mine that has gone through this. And I keep seeing it play out over and over and over again, in exactly the same way."

Glenn described his thoughts as he, Tania, and her family struggled to come to grips with the devastating loss.

"I learned some really important things as I was watching this wake. I'm seeing these people from all walks of life ... the people that were there, were there because [Vince] made a difference in their life. He was a true servant. As I'm watching this, all that kept going through my mind was, 'by their fruits, ye shall know them.' The fruits of his labor were on display. He was a servant all the time. All the time ... he found a way to love everybody.

"There are two great commandments: Love God with all your heart and mind and soul. And love your neighbor. So those two great commandments boil down to: Love truth. Because that's what God is," Glenn said.

"Love thy neighbor. That's where joy comes from. The opposite of joy is despair, and that is the complete absence of hope ... and how do you find joy? You find joy by rooting yourself in the truth. Even if that's a truth you don't want to accept. Accept the truth," he added. "But we have to stop saying that there's nothing we can do. What are we going to do? Well, here's the first thing: stop living a lie."

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After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

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