Glenn left ‘unsatisfied’ after interview with Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina announced her candidacy for President of the United States over the weekend, and Glenn asked her to come onto the radio show Tuesday to discuss some of the issues. While Glenn liked some of what Fiorina had to say, he wasn’t completely sold on her as a candidate. What happened?

"We had Carly Fiorina on a few minutes ago, and I left unsatisfied," Glenn said. "I just don't feel like I found her passion."

"I strangely really like her, even though I think she danced around some of the questions... just feel like I don't know if I found her passion."

Listen to the interview below:

Stu found her answer to a question about Libertarianism a little evasive.

GLENN: How would you describe yourself when it comes to Libertarianism? Do you have any streak of Libertarianism in you?

CARLY: Well, depends what you mean by that.

GLENN: Well, I think Libertarianism -- other than being strong on individual rights and small government is really defined by the person. So how would you define Libertarianism, and do you have any of that in you?

CARLY: I certainly believe that this nation became the greatest on the face of the earth and in all of human history because our founders had basic confidence and trust in each individual and their potential, their God-given gift, and their ability to live lives of dignity, purpose, and meaning, with responsibility. I mean, that's the foundation of this nation. And so, to me, that is the core of who we are. Because this is the only nation on the face of the earth, and truly in all of human history, that was founded on this basic belief in the capacity for life of dignity and purpose and meaning on the part of an individual.

That's pretty profound. And it's incredibly important. I also think that there are things that we know work better. You know, we know that children grow up stronger if they have a loving mother and father. We know that communities are stronger when people have a stake in their community. We know that two of the most telling signs of someone's future success in life are whether they finish high school and whether they wait until they get married to bear a child. So those are issues perhaps of culture or lifestyle that I think also impact our ability to build strong communities.

Glenn, Stu, and Pat also want to hear more about her stance on illegal immigration, as she has stated her support for the DREAM Act.

GLENN: Let's go with illegal immigration.  I understand you supported the DREAM Act.  Is that true, and where do you stand now on illegal immigration?

CARLY:  Yeah, well, I supported it after we had done a whole bunch of other things.  The first thing that we need to do.  And we have needed to do it for 20-plus years.  This is an example of the failure of the political class.  We need to secure the border.  We haven't.  We can.  We should.  

And speaking of Canada, we need to secure both the southern border and the northern border, for a whole set of reasons.  Because the illegal immigration problem keeps getting worse.  Because people lose faith in government when government doesn't exercise its responsibility.  Because our enemies know we have a porous border.  

I spent a lot of time in New Hampshire, as you can imagine.  And New Hampshire is suffering from a heroin addiction epidemic.  And those drugs are coming from the Canadian border.  So we have to secure the border.  Then, of course, the second thing we need to do is actually fix the legal immigration system.  It's been broken for 25 years.  Hasn't been fixed under Republicans or Democrats.  We have 16 different visa programs.  We don't have a reliable employer E- verify system so we can hold employers truly accountable when they hire illegals.  And we send the wrong people away, and we let the wrong people in.  All that needs to be done.  It can be done.  It should be done.  It just hasn't been done.

GLENN:  But there's no appetite.  There's absolutely no appetite.

CARLY:  Ah, but that's a question of leadership.  See, Glenn, there is an appetite in the country.  You and I know that.  

GLENN:  I do know that.  

CARLY:  I've been talking to people a lot.  People want these things done.  They are a basic test of competence in government.  And government fails so many tests of competence.  But all of these things -- take leadership, which is why I'm running for presidency.

PAT:  Carly, what would you do to secure the border?  We've tried to have a bill that mandated a border fence.  They finished about 5 percent of it the way it was supposed to be built.  But what would you -- what steps would you take?

CARLY:  You and I know, Glenn, and, by the way, the American people know too, that it's really not rocket science to secure a border.  It takes manpower.  It takes money.  But mostly it takes will.  Political willpower.  So let's just go get it done.  This isn't difficult, actually.  It's just, no one will get it done.  Just like no one will fix the VA.  We continue to serve our veterans in such a poor way.  It's like no one will fix the fact that Tom Coburn every year lays out in excruciating detail hundreds upon hundreds of billions of dollars of fraud, waste, abuse, and corruption.  No one in Washington does anything about it.  None of these things are difficult to do.  They just haven't been done.

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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Time after time, Americans have taken to the streets to defend our constitutional rights, whether it was our livelihood at stake -- or our lives. But, what was the point of all the civil rights movements that came before, if we're about to let the government take our rights away now?

On his Wednesday night special, Glenn Beck argued that Americans are tired of having our rights trampled by "tyrannical" leaders from state and local governments who are ignoring our unalienable rights during this pandemic.

"Our nanny state has gone too far. The men and women in office -- the ones closest to our communities, our towns, our cities -- are now taking advantage of our fear," Glenn said. "Like our brothers and sisters of the past, we need to start making the decisions that will put our destiny, and our children's destiny, back into our hands."

It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable, but some Americans are fighting back, risking losing their jobs and businesses or even jail time, as they battle to take back our civil rights.

Here are just a few of their stories:

After New Jersey's Atilis Gym reopened in defiance of the governor's executive order, the Department of Health shut them down for "posing a threat to the public health." Co-owner Ian Smith says somebody sabotaged the gym's toilets with enire rolls of paper to create the public health "threat."

Oregon Salon owner, Lindsey Graham, was fined $14 thousand for reopening. She said she was visited by numerous government organizations, including Child Protective Services, in what she believes are bullying tactics straight from the governor's office.

77-year-old Michigan barber, Karl Manke, refused to close his shop even when facing arrest. "I couldn't go another 30 days without an income," he said. But when local police refused to arrest him, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's (D) office suspending his business license instead.

Port of Seattle police officer Greg Anderson was suspended after he spoke out against enforcing what he called "tyrannical orders" imposed amid coronavirus lockdowns.

Kentucky mother-of-seven, Mary Sabbatino, found herself under investigation for alleged child abuse after breaking social distancing rules at a bank. After a social worker from child protective services determined there was no sign of abuse, he still sought to investigate why the Sabbatino's are homeschooling, and how they can give "adequate attention to that many children."

Dallas salon owner Shelley Luther was sentenced to seven days in jail after she defied the state-mandated stay-at-home orders to reopen her business.

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