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.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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