Meet the Democratic sheriff under fire in Milwaukee for his pro-Second Amendment beliefs

Glenn hasn’t been known to get involved in local sheriff elections – especially ones involving two Democrats – but on radio this morning, Glenn spoke to Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke about the backlash he has received because of his pro-gun, pro-Second Amendment beliefs.

“I don't think ever we have ever gotten involved in a county sheriff's race, but there is one that you really need to know about that is happening today. It's happening in Milwaukee,” Glenn said. “This guy you have seen before… He's a Democrat, but he's common sense… He is one of the few that will actually get out and say the truth, especially when it comes to guns. That's why Michael Bloomberg is pouring money into this race.”

Clarke assumed the sheriff’s position in 2002 after being appointed to the vacant role by then-governor Scott McCallum. Clarke has since won three elections. Clarke is up for reelection in November, and he is running as a Democrat. He faces a primary challenger in police lieutenant Chris Moews.

While he has easily run reelection in the past, Clarke currently faces a media blitz from the likes of former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Independence USA super PAC, which has dumped $150,000 into TV ads attacking Clarke’s constitutionally-based, pro-gun stance.

To put that figure in perspective, Fox News reports Bloomberg’s $150,000 is more than what Clarke and Moews have spent on their campaigns – combined.

“There's a big push by the left-leaning side of this party to get me out of here,” Clarke told Glenn this morning. “It's for one reason: It's because of my position on the Second Amendment in support of that. I'm a constitutional sheriff. It's my position on encouraging people to play a role in their own safety.”

You may recall the controversial public service announcement Clarke released last year encouraging residents to take a more proactive role in their own safety following budget cuts in the county.

“I tell people, ‘You have a duty to protect yourself and your family.’ I've turned citizens into my partner in beating back crime by playing a more prominent role in it,” Clarke explained. “Glenn, you know, the first line of defense against crime is not the police. It's always been the law-abiding citizens. This is a message I've carried throughout this county.”

It is this message that Clarke believes has the “hard-liners on the left up in arms.” The common sense message of personal safety – that Clarke believes is “resonating” in the community – is what has the left “so driven” to defeat the incumbent sheriff.

Clarke explained he is currently working with a depleted police force because of furloughs mandated by the mayor’s office.

“The mayor here has furloughed Milwaukee police officers – all 1700 – three days each. He has not filled the vacancies that have been created over the last couple of years,” Clarke said. “This is what average law-abiding citizens are up against. And I just got tired having to see them sit by while these government-controlled politicians here tell people, ‘Just call 911 and wait.’”

The Democratic primary in Milwaukee is happening today, and it is an open primary. This means registered Republicans can vote in the election, and former governor Tommy Thompson is actually encouraging Milwaukee Republicans to vote for Clarke on Tuesday.

“In Wisconsin, we have an open primary… I'm happy to have anybody's vote. I don't care what your religious affiliation is. I don't care what your ethnic background is. I don't care what your economic status is,” Clarke concluded. “It's been a patchwork of people who kind of get what I'm talking about and say, ‘Well, that transcends my party affiliation.’ ‘That transcends all this other nonsense that gets in the way.’”

You can learn more about Clarke’s campaign HERE.

There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

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