Congress grills IRS Commissioner: ‘I’ve lost my patience with you’

It’s been a rough week for IRS Commissioner John Koskinen. On Friday, Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) excoriated Koskinen’s credibility saying, “[N]obody believes you.” Monday night, the beating continued, this time with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) grilling the commissioner.

On radio this morning, Glenn voiced his frustration with establishment Republicans who aren’t taking the IRS investigation seriously because all they care about it government control.

“You know why the Republicans aren't stopping the IRS? The reason why those guys aren't doing it is because they want this tool at their disposal so when they get in charge, they will be able to use this. You think the Tea Party has problems now? Wait until Mitch McConnell can use those powers of the IRS,” Glenn said. “Nixon was impeached for less. 18 minutes of missing tape. How about all these servers? How about the e-mails? It makes no sense… Why is nobody talking about that in Congress? Because they don't want to shut this machine down.”

Glenn did, however praise Gowdy and Issa for throwing down the gauntlet.

“Trey Gowdy is fantastic. Darrell Issa is fantastic. But I don't really look at those guys as Republicans quite honestly,” he said. “The Republicans are the people like, you know, John McCain, Lindsey Graham, Mitch McConnell. Those are the Republicans.”

To begin, Glenn played the exchange between Gowdy and Koskinen during which Gowdy accuses the commissioner of not being familiar with the criminal code even though he has testified there is no evidence of criminal misconduct at the IRS.

“That's a nice grilling right there,” Pat said. “He would have decimated Lindsey Graham, but he chose not to run. He's dead to me.”

In regards to not challenging Graham in South Carolina, Glenn shared details from a private conversation he had with Gowdy.

“I have talked to Trey Gowdy before… [and]I asked him, you know, ‘How's your soul?’ We had a conversation off the air… I asked him about his wife. I mean his wife is the strong one between them. And he and his wife got together and prayed, and he feels like… this is where [he’s] supposed to be,” Glenn explained. “He's not doing it for political reasons… He really believes this is where he's supposed to be. And after hearing testimony like that, I think he might be right.”

Glenn then played Issa’s opening remarks to Koskinen, which were equally caustic. Issa blasted Koskinen for dodging questions about when he learned about Lois Lerner’s lost emails, and why it took so long to tell Congress. Ultimately, Issa dismissed the commissioner entirely saying, “My time has expired and I’ve lost my patience with you.”

“It is so important that you take things like this… and you send it to your friends so they hear,” Glenn concluded. “If you don't think the Republicans will use this… exact same tool against you. Progressives, Republicans, Democrats, it doesn't matter. They are going to use this against you. That's why nobody is paying attention to this… All they are into is destroying of their enemies, and look the arrogance of this guy.”

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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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