‘I am Cecil’: Glenn dresses up like a lion during live radio show

The dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe was back at work the day after Labor Day, despite a heightened outcry to extradite him for slaying the beloved animal.

Demonstrators posted a sign on the door of his home with the phrase, "Rot in Hell." They marched outside his clinic holding signs with phrases like "Animals are not Trophies" and "I am Cecil" while chanting, "We will not falter! Prosecute Walter!"

Rachel Augusta leads the protest of the killing of Cecil the lion in the parking lot of hunter Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota.  (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images) Rachel Augusta leads the protest of the killing of Cecil the lion in the parking lot of hunter Dr. Walter Palmer's River Bluff Dental Clinic on July 29, 2015 in Bloomington, Minnesota. (Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images)

Glenn took an opportunity during radio Tuesday to question the priorities of these demonstrators. To help drive home his point, he brought out his own lion skin rug and put it on like a cloak.

Watch the memorable moment below.

Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.

PAT: Did you see the dentist that killed Cecil the lion going back to work today?

STU: Oh, no, how dare he.

GLENN: We're allowing him to work on people's teeth?

PAT: Can you believe that? Instead of heading off to prison where he should spend the rest of his natural life --

GLENN: Prison?

STU: It should be two weeks until we execute him.

GLENN: Thank you. Now you're thinking right. Two weeks. Why do we wait two weeks?

PAT: Right. He's actually going back to work to make a buttload of money. He said his patients were demanding it. After what, it's been a month, two months? How long has it been? They're still protesting outside his house.

GLENN: Outside of his house.

PAT: They posted on his door a huge sign that said "rot in hell." One of the women was holding a sign that said "I am Cecil." What does that mean? You're a lion. What does that mean? You are Cecil. What does that mean?

GLENN: I am Cecil. You know what I would have done honestly -- at this point, it would be so difficult -- because I have the lion rug right over there.

In fact, would somebody go get this lion's rug, will you? Somebody go get the -- it's Judah. My lion rug has a name too. It's Judah.

STU: Oh, yeah?

PAT: Judah the lion. Okay. It's not Cecil?

GLENN: No, it's not Cecil.

PAT: You haven't renamed it in honor?

GLENN: He was cute too. He was cuddly. He was playing with a ball of yarn when I shot him between the eyes.

PAT: Was he a national treasure though?

GLENN: He was a national treasure.

PAT: Was he.

GLENN: He was. I promised my son, I said, I'm going to Africa. I'm going to hunt a lion. I'm going to bring home a lion. Well, I was only on the ground for like 12 hours. So we went to a place. And actually they met us along the way. We called this taxidermy shop. We're like, do you guys happen to have a lion? And I made sure this one died of natural causes.

JEFFY: Of course.

GLENN: No, seriously.

JEFFY: Of course, it did.

GLENN: You can't find a -- now, if this were me and I had those protestors and they were protesting in front of my house, I would have a hard time -- will you hold it -- I would have a hard time --

PAT: This would be great.

GLENN: -- not coming to the front door like this --

PAT: Wearing the lion.

GLENN: -- and saying, hey, brr, kind of cold in here.

PAT: You think you're Cecil.

GLENN: Are you Cecil? Because he's Cecil too. He's now a coat.

PAT: Oh, man.

GLENN: Thanks, guys.

Wouldn't you have a hard just not wearing him, going to the door, and going, get over it?

PAT: Yeah. The priorities are so screwy.

STU: In case you're listening to the radio and you're like, oh, I wish I saw that. Believe me, you'll be seeing it on the internet today.

GLENN: It will be everywhere unfortunately.

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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It took less than two months of the coronavirus tyranny to make America unrecognizable. Leaders from state and local governments across the U.S. have flattened the curve of some of our most basic constitutional rights, but some Americans are fighting back — and risking jail time or losing their businesses.

On Wednesday night's GBTV special, Glenn Beck argued that we're witnessing the birth of a new civil rights movement — and it's time to build a coalition of common sense to keep America as we know it free.

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On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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