Michele Bachmann: ‘We have known about this ISIS threat for months’

In January, President Obama referred to al-Qaeda linked groups in Iraq and Syria as “a jayvee team.” Nine months later, ISIS has declared a caliphate, brutally executed religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, and beheaded two American journalists as they continue to make threats.

On radio this morning, Glenn asked Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to use her expertise from the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to shed some light on the history of the ISIS threat.

On June 29, ISIS declared a caliphate and named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the caliph. As Bachmann explained, Baghdadi has an important backstory. U.S. forces arrested him in 2005, and he was held in the U.S.-run Camp Bucca in Iraq until 2009. Upon his release, Baghdadi reportedly told guards, “I’ll see you guys in New York.” He then returned home to reorganize his troops on the ground.

“In 2010, he spent the year reconstituting the Islamic State,” Bachmann said. “Last year, there was a wave of car bombs all across Iraq to destabilize the nation.”

Earlier this year, Baghdadi issued a rare recorded threat to the U.S. warning a “direct confrontation” was to come. Bachmann described his comment as “very strategic.”

“Our last message is to the Americans. Soon we will be in direct confrontation, and the sons of Islam have prepared for such a day,” Baghdadi said. “So watch, for we are with you, watching.”

While the bloodthirsty tactics of ISIS have just recently made mainstream media headlines, Bachmann said the government has been studying this threat for months. One particular aspect that she has focused her attention on is the threat of homegrown terrorists from Minnesota. Thus far, we know two Somali Americans have died fighting alongside ISIS in Syria. Both men lived in the Minneapolis area.

“We have known about this ISIS threat for months. This is not a new thing,” Bachmann said. “So I went to the FBI and asked them about Minneapolis. We have been a hotbed for terrorism,” Bachmann said. “Now we know there were thousands of… people holding European passports fighting with ISIS. Well over 100 with U.S. passports fighting.”

Because of ISIS’ intent to defeat the United States, Bachmann has been working on legislation that would prohibit Americans who have gone overseas to wage jihad from returning to the U.S. As of now, Bachmann said individuals with a U.S. passport cannot be prevented from reentering the country.

“How can we not prevent them from coming in, if they joined up with an enemy that has declared war on us? Isn't that logical we would stop them before they ever get into the United States,” she asked. “So I went back to my office and directed my staff… to draw up legislation to prevent Americans with American passports who have gone to join ISIS… from coming back into the United States. Now, it would have to go through the legislative process, [and] that's a slow process. We're running out of time.”

Bachmann urged those listening to contact their local congressman and senator and demand corporation on this issue. While it will not solve the threat of ISIS, it will close a major loophole in our national security system.

“What you could do to help me is: People who are listening… could contact their member of Congress – both their house and senate member,” Bachmann concluded. “But also send a message to the White House that we need full, immediate, fast track cooperation on this legislation.”

Everything comes down to the two Senate runoffs in Georgia. If we lose both races, we lose the country. Democrats know this and are pouring in millions to usher in a Marxist agenda.

As the Left tries to hide how radical the two candidates really are, Glenn takes us inside the Democrat war room to expose the wolf in pastor's clothing, Raphael Warnock, and America's Justin Trudeau, Jon Ossoff. Socialism, the Green New Deal, and "defund the police" are all on the table. And Glenn warns of what's to come if conservatives don't activate: Chuck Schumer will weaponize the Senate, and the radical Left will launch an all-out assault to ravage the Constitution.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" to explain how mail-in ballots are typically disqualified during recounts at a far higher rate than in-person, Election Day ballots, and why this is "good news" for President Donald Trump's legal battle over the election.

"One of the things that gives the greatest cause for optimism is, this election ... there's a pretty marked disparity in terms of how the votes were distributed. On Election Day, with in-person voting, Donald Trump won a significant majority of the votes cast on in-person voting on Election Day. Of mail-in voting, Joe Biden won a significant majority of the votes cast early on mail-in voting," Cruz explained.

"Now, here's the good news: If you look historically to recounts, if you look historically to election litigation, the votes cast in person on Election Day tend to stand. It's sort of hard to screw that up. Those votes are generally legal, and they're not set aside. Mail-in votes historically have a much higher rate of rejection … when they're examined, there are a whole series of legal requirements that vary state by state, but mail-in votes consistently have a higher rate of rejection, which suggests that as these votes begin being examined and subjected to scrutiny, that you're going to see Joe Biden's vote tallies go down. That's a good thing," he added. "The challenge is, for President Trump to prevail, he's got to run the table. He's got to win, not just in one state but in several states. That makes it a lot harder to prevail in the litigation. I hope that he does so, but it is a real challenge and we shouldn't try to convince ourselves otherwise."

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Fox News senior meteorologist Janice Dean is perhaps even more disgusted with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) for his coronavirus response than BlazeTV's Stu Burguiere (read what Stu has to say on the subject here), and for a good reason.

She lost both of her in-laws to COVID-19 in New York's nursing homes after Gov. Cuomo's infamous nursing home mandate, which Cuomo has since had scrubbed from the state's website and blamed everyone from the New York Post to nursing care workers to (every leftist's favorite scapegoat) President Donald Trump.

Janice joined Glenn and Stu on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday to ask why mainstream media is not holding Gov. Cuomo — who recently published a book about his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic — accountable?

"I'm vocal because I have not seen the mainstream media ask these questions or demand accountability of their leaders. [Cuomo] really has been ruling with an iron fist, and every time he does get asked a question, he blames everybody else except the person that signed that order," Janice said.

"In my mind, he's profiting off the over 30 thousand New Yorkers, including my in-laws, that died by publishing a book on 'leadership' of New York," she added. "His order has helped kill thousands of relatives of New York state. And this is not political, Glenn. This is not about Republican or Democrat. My in-laws were registered Democrats. This is not about politics. This is about accountability for something that went wrong, and it's because of your [Cuomo's] leadership that we're put into this situation."

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As America grows divided and afraid to disagree with the Democrats' woke plan for America, Megyn Kelly is ready to fight back for the truth. For nearly two decades, she navigated the volatile and broken world of the media. But as America leans on independent voices more than ever, she's breaking new ground with "The Megyn Kelly Show."

She joined the latest Glenn Beck Podcast to break down what's coming next after the election: Black Lives Matter is mainstream, leftists are making lists of Trump supporters, and the Hunter Biden scandal is on the back burner.

Megyn and Glenn reminisce about their cable news days (including her infamous run-in with then-presidential candidate Donald Trump) and to look into the chaotic and shady world of journalism and the growing entitlement it's bred. For example, many conservatives have been shocked by how Fox News handled the election.

Megyn defended Fox News, saying she believes Fox News' mission "is a good one," but also didn't hold back on hosts like Neil Cavuto, who cut off a White House briefing to fact check it — something she never would have done, even while covering President Obama.

Megyn also shared this insightful takeaway from her time at NBC: "Jane Fonda was an ass."

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