Wounded vet Brian Mast shares how losing his legs prompted him to serve his country through public office

On radio Wednesday, Glenn interviewed Brian Mast, Afghan vet and double amputee who recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. Congress in Florida’s 18th congressional district.

In the interview, Mast talked about the most painful experience of his life, when his team put tourniquets on his legs after the IED he'd been searching for found him first, exploding underneath him.

"They did a great job in saving my life," Mast told Glenn.

At first, Mast said he thought he'd be able to go right back to what he'd been doing.

"I was going to slap on a pair of prosthetics, do physical therapy for a couple of weeks, and I was going to be out the door to Afghanistan conducting missions again with my guys," Mast said.

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He soon realized, however, that serving his country through active duty was no longer in his deck of cards.

"That's when I decided, hey, I can't let this be the greatest contribution that I make to America. I can't let my time in combat be the best example that I ever set for my kids or anything else. That's where I said, I needed to find an upward trajectory," Mast said.

When Glenn asked what Mast thinks he can do in the "nest of vipers" called Congress, Mast said he'd bring what he learned while serving in the military.

"If you do make that your choice to serve the United States of America, then there's only one way to do it, and that's without regard for personal gain and without regard for personal consequence like every one of my brothers had done on the battlefield," Mast said.

Listen to the entire dialogue below.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

Watch a clip from the full interview with Matthew Yglesias below:


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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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