Rep. Louie Gohmert updates Glenn on the plan to treat the Iran nuclear deal as a treaty

Rep. Louie Gohmert joined Glenn on radio today to share the latest on Mitch McConnell and the Iran deal.

Glenn told listeners to tune in closely because it's "critically important that we get people to put a little pressure on Mitch McConnell and those in the Senate."

Listen to the full exchange or read the transcript below.

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

GLENN: Louie Gohmert is a good friend of ours. A good friend of the nation. He's about to get on a plane so we'll keep this kind of short. But I wanted to talk to him a little bit about a letter he sent to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell yesterday. This is really critically important that we get people to put a little pressure on Mitch McConnell and those in the Senate. Because we're about to do a very, very bad deal. And there is a way out of this that saves face for even Mitch McConnell. And Louie is here to explain this. Hi, Louie, how are you?

LOUIE: Well, as far as I know, okay, Glenn. But you're right. This is so critical. It's probably the most important vote that anybody in the Senate will ever cast if they'll go ahead and cast that. But that means that we got to do -- well, the Senate has to do the following things. And there are just four. And McConnell's got to lead the way, and people need to let him know.

GLENN: Okay. So let's look at number one: They need to announce that the Iran agreement is a treaty and, therefore, the Corker-Cardin Bill does not apply to it.

LOUIE: That's right.

GLENN: Now, this is really important because the president and John Kerry came out and said, "This isn't a treaty." And so they made this backroom deal. But it was very clear, the Republicans said, "Okay, but you have to release all of the details and then we'll look at it not as a treaty." And they have already violated that. And it's not even our White House that has violated this. It is Iran that has violated this.

LOUIE: Yeah, Iran has made it very clear that this is not going to be binding on them. But if you look at what Obama and Kerry said right after the Security Council voted, they said, "Gee, if we don't do what's in the deal, then we're going to be in breach already." Well, that sounds like they're expecting this to be a binding treaty. And there are a number of provisions in the Iran deal that amend or change the treaty, the non-proliferation treaty. You cannot change provisions of a treaty unless you do so in another treaty. This is clearly a treaty, Glenn.

GLENN: Okay. So the second thing is that they have to do is declare that through Senate rule -- the Senate rules make require a different procedure. The Constitution does not prevent the Senate from bringing up a treaty for a ratification vote. What does this mean?

LOUIE: Well, it means that normally the president sends over an agreement to the Senate and says, "This is a treaty. So I need a ratification vote because the Constitution requires it." Now, that's what the -- that's not what the Constitution says. The Constitution just says, the Senate has to concur with two-thirds of those present voting in favor. So it doesn't have to be sent over by the president. The Senate can simply declare it's a treaty. We're going to have a ratification vote on it. And as Professor Neu from Berkeley used to say, "You can -- that would indicate if there's not votes to ratify when the vote is taken that it's not enforceable against the United States."

GLENN: Okay. So then the third point is some Senate nonsense about voting for cloture. Blah, blah.

LOUIE: Exactly.

GLENN: And then number four is actually voting on the ratification of the Iranian treaty.

LOUIE: That's right. But it is important for the senators to understand, "Look, you cannot let a small group of Democrats prevent you from voting on the most important issue that you'll ever have to face in the Senate." And it's not enough to say, "Well, gee, we tried." No. Fifty-one votes will change the cloture requirement so it only takes 51 votes to set aside cloture so they can go ahead and vote for ratification.

GLENN: So you said this yesterday to Mitch McConnell. Do you actually believe Mitch McConnell is going to do anything on it or care?

LOUIE: I don't -- he's got to care because it is going to cost him and it's going to cost the Republicans. But more important than anything, it is going to cost this country. Because if they just slide, the let the president slide into this deal and say, "Well, the Senate didn't vote it down under Corker and, therefore, it's binding and, therefore, gee, we had this agreement with Iran." So if Israel defends themselves as they surely will have to, then this puts us on the side of defending Iran and defending this agreement against Israel. And that would be the unthinkable.

GLENN: All right. So I understand that. What I meant by that is: Do you think he's going to care -- what do you need people to do to get him --

LOUIE: You bet you. They need to contact their senators. Both of their senators. It doesn't matter party. And let them know that all hell is going to break loose unless they make sure that the Senate sets aside cloture. Declares this a treaty and votes on ratification.

GLENN: So if I'm calling my senator and I say, "I want you to declare the Iranian deal a treaty and treat it as such." That's the message I need --

LOUIE: And set aside cloture. That's not going to be good enough to hide behind.

GLENN: I don't really -- I hate that part of --

LOUIE: I do too.

GLENN: I hate that.

PAT: Yeah, that's inside baseball.

GLENN: Yeah, it is.

LOUIE: Well, Harry Reid set it aside repeatedly on the confirmation process. And this is the most important vote, much more important than any of those. So set aside, do the right thing.

GLENN: Okay. Thank you very much, Louie. I appreciate it and have a safe trip.

LOUIE: Thanks so much.

GLENN: Thank you.

Soros is trying to elect MORE TEXAS RINOs. Here's how YOU can stop him.

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Texas is under threat of a George Soros-backed takeover.

Soros-funded RINO judges have been elected in some of the highest courts in Texas. These judges implemented restrictions that have blocked nearly a thousand cases of voter fraud from being investigated or prosecuted from across the state. These new restrictions are similar to ones in place in states like George, Arizona, and Wisconsin, leaving Texas more susceptible to election corruption than ever. If Texas falls to corruption, America will lose its largest bastion of conservative electoral power in the nation. Without Texas, Republicans WILL NOT be able to win national elections and liberal corruption will go unchecked across the country.

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this: YOU.

If you live in Texas you have a chance to stand up against corruption and to fight back! Starting Tuesday, February 20th, early voting for the primaries begins, where three of these judges are up for election. Go out and vote. If the right people are voted in, there's a good chance the restrictions will be lifted and election fraud can once again be prosecuted.

But remember, you can't just go in and vote for anyone who has an "R" next to their name. Sorors knows that a registered Democrat would never stand a chance in Texas, so his lackeys register as Republicans and ride the little "R" right into office. So who do you vote for?

Fortunately, Glenn had Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on his show today and Ken gave us his list of judges that he vouches for. His list is as follows:

  • Gina Parker
  • Lee Finley
  • David Schenck
The Primary Election runs from February 20th to March 5th. This is your chance to get out there and make a difference. It might be the most important election you ever participate in. If you need to know where your nearest polling location is, or any other information regarding the election, you can go to votetexas.gov to find out more.
It's time to stand up.

Hypocrisy EXPOSED: The 'Amazon Files' and what WE are doing about it

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Who is really banning books?

For years now, Conservatives have been taking flak from the left for supposed "book bans." The left likes to compare these "bans" to Nazi book burnings, accusing the right of sweeping authoritarian decrees designed to suppress information. In reality, this is a movement largely motivated by parents, who want to remove inappropriate books from children's libraries.

But if you want to discuss authoritarian book bans, look no further than the White House. As Glenn recently covered, the Biden administration has been pressuring the world's largest bookseller, Amazon, into suppressing books they disagree with.

On February 5th, 2024, Ohio Representative Jim Jordan released a slew of subpoenaed documents that exposed pressure placed on Amazon by the Biden Administration. The documents, which Jordan dubbed "The Amazon Files" after Elon Musk's "The Twitter Files," revealed an email conversation between Andrew Slavitt, a former White House senior adviser, and Amazon employees. In these emails, Slavitt complained that the top search results for books on "vaccines" were "concerning" and then requested that Amazon intervene. Amazon initially refused, not out of some altruistic concern for the free exchange of information. They thought any action taken would be "too visible" and would further exasperate the “Harry/Sally narrative,” referring to the outrage that followed Amazon's removal of Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally.

Despite this initial refusal, Amazon agreed to meet with the White House a few days later. The number one item on their agenda was removing books from the website. An Amazon employee even admitted that the reason they even took this meeting was due to the pressure being placed on them by the Biden Administration.

What was the result of this meeting? Amazon caved. They began to implement ways of limiting the outreach of books that challenged the mainstream vaccine narrative and other books the White House might not like.

The White House was caught red-handed pressuring the world's largest bookseller to restrict the sale of books they consider in opposition to their narrative, and they have the gall to accuse conservatives of information suppression. This is just ONE of many actions committed by the Biden Administration that are more characteristic of a dictator than a president.

What can you do about it? Fortunately, you are not dependent on Amazon and its corrupted algorithm to help you find books. Every week right here on GlennBeck.com, we highlight books that Glenn is reading or talking about in our "Glenn's Bookshelf" series. Here you can find a wide selection of books free from Amazon's filters. Be sure to sign up for Glenn's newsletter to find out about new additions to "Glenn's Bookshelf" every week.

10 times Biden has acted like a DICTATOR

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The left-wing media's most recent tirade is accusing Trump of being a dictator. But, as Glenn said, "Everything they're accusing us of, they're doing."

Since day one, the Biden administration has overstepped the bounds placed on the executive branch set by the Constitution. In Glenn's most recent TV Special, he examined ten times Biden acted like a dictator, NOT a president. Here are 10 of Biden's Dictator Moves, and click HERE to get ALL of the research that went into this week's Glenn TV special:

5 ways to protect your First Amendment rights. Number 4 will surprise you.

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Every day it seems Glenn covers another story revealing how people across the world at all levels of power DESPISE the fact that YOU have rights, and they are actively trying to curtail them. Recently, there has been a string of attacks against the rights outlined in the First Amendment: the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, the freedom of press, the freedom of assembly, and the freedom to petition.

As a refresher, the First Amendment reads as follows:

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

This is powerful stuff, there is a good reason the Founding Fathers made it the FIRST Amendment. It's also the reason why power-hungry elites are attacking it. These attacks are designed to control the way you think, speak, and believe, vote, what you read, and who holds your representatives responsible. The First Amendment is our strongest weapon against tyrants, and they know it.

So what can you do about it? Hope that some wig in Washinton will eventually do something? We know how well that works. The best thing to do is to stay active, engage in the issues you care about, and exercise your rights.

So where to start? Here are a few things YOU can do to protect your First Amendment rights:

Religion

The best way to flex your Freedom of Religion is to—you guessed it—practice your faith. Become an active member in your place of worship, go to scripture studies, invite your friends to that late afternoon event, and walk the life. This can impact the way you spend money as well. Shop the businesses and brands that share your values, and don't shop at the ones that scorn them. Keeping the community alive and healthy is the best way to ensure that generations to come will be able to experience the freedom you enjoy.

Speech

Much like religion, the best way to protect your freedom of speech is... to speak. Engage your friends and family in polite, civil conversation. Stand up for what you believe in, and make your case to your peers. Just remember to keep it friendly. No one ever won an argument by shouting down their opponent. The civil exchange of ideas is the cornerstone of our republic, and a dialogue where the participants are well-informed, considerate, compassionate, and open-minded can have permanent impacts on all involved.

Press

Freedom of the Press seems a little tricky at first. Unless you work for the media, what are you supposed to do? Quit your job and go work for the local newspaper? The good news is that exercising this right is not nearly that difficult. In fact, you are currently doing it. The best thing you can do is to read from outlets that produce informative content. Want to know what Glenn consumes to stay informed every day? Sign up for Glenn's Morning Brief newsletter to get all the stories Glenn gets sent to his desk every day sent straight to your inbox.

Assembly

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Freedom of assembly is one of the more impactful yet underutilized freedoms in the First Amendment. Peaceably assembling and protesting with like-minded individuals can hugely influence politicians and policies while simultaneously creating community and fellowship between attendees. It's understandable why more people don't turn out. We're all busy people with busy schedules, and flying out to D.C. for the weekend seems like a daunting task to many. Thankfully, you don't have to go out all the way to D.C. to make a difference. Gather some like-minded people in your town and bring awareness to issues that impact your community. Big change starts locally, and exercising your freedom to assemble can be the catalyst to lasting impact.

Petition

If you've been a long-time listener of Glenn, then you will have heard a few of his calls to action where he asks his audience to contact their representatives about a particular piece of policy. There is a good reason Glenn keeps on doing those: they work. Whether it's your local mayor or your senator, a call and an email go a long way. If you really want to make a change, convince your friends and family to reach out as well.