Conservative congressman reacts to being confronted by ‘Dreamers’ during campaign event

From President Obama to Congress, Washington D.C. is currently enjoying summer recess, but that hasn’t stopped the political debate surrounding hot button issues like immigration from raging on. Earlier this month, during a campaign event for his reelection effort, two so-called ‘Dreamers’ confronted conservative Congressman Steve King (R-IA) over his position on immigration.

Below is a video of the incident, which was captured by Matt Hildreth of the pro-immigration reform group America's Voice:

According to The Hill, the two individuals in the video are Erika Andiola and Cesar Vargas. Both Andiola and Vargas were brought the United States as children and do not have permanent legal status.

On radio this morning, King joined Glenn to discuss the incident and the state of the immigration debate.

As King explained, he noticed the video camera Andiola and Vargas had in tow almost immediately, and he didn’t want to give them the sound bite they desired.

“At about the second sentence, I realized that there's a camera there that was brought in… They were setting up a video. And so I didn't want to give [them] that video,” King explained. “I didn't want to give [them] two or three or four sentences and have [them] walk away and have them say that I was speechless, for example. So I began to question her in the middle of that, and… she wouldn't respond at all what I said to her or the questions I asked her.”

At this point, we have heard President Obama threaten to act unilaterally on immigration reform. King was adamant he is doing everything in his power to ensure that does not happen.

“Holding this president back for the duration of his term so that he doesn't create a constitutional crisis with an executive edict that simply blows the immigration law out of the federal statute and violates the Constitution is going to be a difficult task,” King said. “We cannot unilaterally disarm. We can't take the position that we're not going to stand up to the President with all the constitutional tools that we have. I, like others, are reluctant to even discuss some of them. But we cannot take that off table.”

With than in mind, if Obama is to attempt to change any part of immigration law in the next several weeks, King believes it would be wise to call a special session of Congress to combat the overreach.

“I want to uphold the Constitution… Here's a sequence of things I would suggest, if the President… went out and did a press conference and said, ‘It's my intention to wipe out large or maybe all components of immigration law,’ which he is threatening to do to the tune of five to six to maybe eight or nine million people or more,” King explained. “If he did that, then I would say, immediately, we should call a special session of Congress. Fly everybody back from their August break.”

Ultimately, King is optimistic about the House of Representative’s ability to thwart a presidential power grab because of what he has heard from his peers in recent weeks.

“We had a very intense debate inside our conference a week ago on Thursday, and it went on for two hours,” King said. “I heard people that you generally see on more to the left side of the Republican party step up and demand that we pass legislation that would amend the 2008 law, shut off the president's DACA language and the Morton memos. They're getting that from their constituents, or they would have been vocal about this before. “

“Let Democrats and Republicans debate this as long as they will stay there and bring about some solution to reign in this president,” he concluded. “That would help. Then it would focus the American people on the lawlessness that we have coming out of the White House today.”

On the radio program this week, Glenn Beck and Pat Gray discussed a series of recent polls that suggest presidential nominee Joe Biden's expected lead may be slipping with traditionally Democratic voters.

A new poll conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute shows that two-thirds of Jewish voters still plan to vote for the Biden-Harris ticket in November. However, President Donald Trump's support within the Jewish community is also the highest among any Republican candidate in recent history.

In more bad news for Biden, a CNN poll (yes, CNN) released last month showed growing support for President Trump among black voters in swing states. Meanwhile, his support among Latino voters remains at roughly 33%.

"I don't think it's going to go the way the Democrats hope that it will," Glenn said of the election. "If you look at the groups that the Democrats have carefully fostered ... that's falling apart. If Donald Trump can grow that by 5%, and hurt the Democrats by 5% ... that alone could swing the election."

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We're being set up for a civil war. The Left is grooming us for an Eastern European-style revolution this election, and they're not even trying to hide it any more. The playbook for Mainstreet USA is the exact same that has been used in places like Ukraine, initiated by the same people in order to completely upend the American system.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck takes us through a tale of three chalkboards that will connect the dots: the Obama admin in Ukraine, the State Department's relationship with George Soros, Black Lives Matter and Antifa riots, the Great Reset, public school indoctrination, mail-in voting. It all points to something dangerous happening in November if we don't act now.

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The left has already determined that the wildfires raging across the West Coast were definitely caused by climate change and Big Tech is determined to silence anyone who dares suggest otherwise. Facebook even announced a sweeping policy on Saturday to remove posts that claim the fires were caused by arson from far-left activists.

But on his radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck revealed multiple arrest records for suspected arsonists in California, Oregon, and Washington — and several of those charged and arrested were also instigators in Black Lives Matter rallies, violent protests, and Antifa riots. He also called out the "news gods" in Big Tech, daring them to try to censor his video.

"I asked my staff, to see if there was any evidence [of arson] on the fires. And I don't mean evidence from Twitter. I mean evidence. Is there anybody who has been arrested for arson?" Glenn said. "Well, here they are. And YouTube and Facebook, go ahead. I want you to demonetize this clip. I want you to somehow or another say that we're lying. I want you to throttle this. Go ahead. Because then you're going to have to explain what we got wrong. And I happen to have all the documents right here. So my attorney is really ready for that throttling or demonetization. You say you're a protector of the truth? Great, here it is."

Glenn read off the first 10 arrest records, which combined allege the destruction of more than 120,000 acres and 700 structures, as well as tens of thousands of people evacuated from their homes.

"You want to tell us, PolitiFact, how you came to the conclusion ... that there was no arson in these fires?" Glenn asked. "Can you tell me how you came to that conclusion? Because your fact-check seems to be entirely false."

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Former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders joined Glenn Beck on this week's podcast to share her unique perspective as a trusted adviser and confidante to President Donald Trump for two and a half years, which she also details in her new book, "Speaking for Myself: Faith, Freedom, and the Fight of Our Lives Inside the Trump White House."

Sarah described the unprecedented levels of corruption she saw firsthand during the Russia probe and shocking lengths to which Democratic leaders and the mainstream media would go to "take the president down."

Sarah said she often saw sides of Donald Trump that the media never covered. Recently, she went on the record denying the Atlantic's claims that the president mocked our military during a 2018 trip to France. She was on that trip, she told Glenn, and her account of what really happened paints a very different picture.

"The people who are making this outrageous charge are such cowards for doing so in an anonymous way. If you really believed this, and believed it was wrong, one, why did it take you so long? And, two, put your name on it the way the rest of us have," Sarah said.

"He didn't say those things. Not only was I there that day, Glenn, I spent two and a half years traveling all over the world with the president, watching him interact with men and women of our armed forces almost every single day during that two-and-a-half year period," she added.

"This is a person who loves America and loves the people who allow the rest of us to live in America, free, and have prosperity. And I got to see that a lot. I think it is shameful that people are trying to distort who he is and what he has done, particularly when it comes to the men and women in the military."

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