Is Rand Paul done?

On radio Monday, Glenn spent a few minutes contemplating out loud whether or not Senator Rand Paul has a chance of lasting much longer in the presidential race. While maintaining he likes Senator Paul and supports his run, Glenn told radio listeners he thinks the candidate has made two critical errors.

"I think he first got into bed with Mitch McConnell," Glenn said. "I think that's his biggest problem. I don't think anybody has really recovered from that."

The second thing, Glenn said, is how he came across to many people as "too angry" during the debates.

"I didn't think he came off as angry. A lot of people did," Glenn said. "But I am thinking that now, the way he's attacking Ted Cruz. What are you doing, man? Stop it. Stop it."

Listen to the segment or read the transcript below.

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

GLENN: I think Rand Paul is done.

PAT: I think so too. He is for me.

GLENN: I think he's done -- I don't know what happened --

PAT: I vacillated so wildly on him.

STU: Yes, you have.

PAT: But he attacked Cruz again.

GLENN: I know. This is really bothering me. I don't know what's happened to him. I don't know what's happened to him. But he's like -- what are you doing? Why are you shooting -- why are you shooting a guy who is part of the Freedom people? Why are you doing that? There's no other targets?

PAT: You know why he's doing it? I mean, it's pretty obvious. He considers Ted Cruz his biggest threat because Ted Cruz almost beat him at the Libertarian thing they just had over the weekend.

GLENN: I don't understand. Do I have this right? Because I saw that Rand Paul got 57 percent.

PAT: Yeah, and he got 51. I didn't understand that.

GLENN: Okay. That's doesn't work. Yeah, the math doesn't really work out. Like the third guy has 19 percent.

PAT: Your first or second choice, is that what it is?

STU: Maybe, yeah.

PAT: It might have been your first and second choices. So, anyway, Rand Paul got 57. Ted Cruz was second at 51 percent.

GLENN: That's enormous. This was a Libertarian poll.

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: That happened over the weekend. This was the big Libertarian conference that happened. And for Ted Cruz to come within six --

PAT: Anywhere near him.

GLENN: Within six points of Rand Paul is phenomenal.

PAT: Huge. So I think that's troubling to him, and that's probably why he's lashing out at Ted Cruz.

GLENN: I think this is trouble. And I like Rand and I support Rand and I support his run. But I think he's made two critical errors. I think he first got into bed with Mitch McConnell.

PAT: That was huge too.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: I think the story would have been entirely different had he not gotten into bed with Mitch McConnell.

STU: Yeah, I agree.

GLENN: So I think that's his biggest problem. I don't think anybody has really recovered from that. Because you're just like, I don't know who he is. And the second is, people thought he was too angry during the debates. I didn't think he came off as angry. A lot of people did. But I am thinking that now, the way he's attacking Ted Cruz. What are you doing, man? Stop it. Stop it.

STU: Because I want to believe in both Ted Cruz and Rand Paul and Bobby Jindal and all these guys, that if -- they don't see it as them. They see it as a bigger thing.

GLENN: Correct.

STU: I want Rand Paul to think, "If I can't win, I want Ted Cruz."

GLENN: Yes. But I don't think he does.

STU: And I want Ted Cruz to think the same.

GLENN: I don't think he does. And that's exactly what I want. I want the guys who I like, I want them all not to turn on each other. They can talk about the facts, but don't turn on each other. And then just say, "Look, if it's not me, that guy. I'll serve in the cabinet of that guy. I'll serve that guy. I don't care who it is." We all have to be on the same page. Because the enemies here in our own party are the big government progressives.

STU: Yeah, I want someone who is big enough of a person to, like, if they completely screw up More-On Trivia and criticize the commissioner and then are proven completely wrong when the football game is played, I want that person to step up and say what a disaster --

JEFFY: Thank you. Thank you.

GLENN: Pat, you should do that.

PAT: What happened with that, by the way? Was it right?

GLENN: It was right. We were right. We were sitting here saying to you, you know what I mean? Right, Stu?

PAT: No, I don't know what you mean.

JEFFY: What happened was --

GLENN: Let me tell you something, Jeffy said he wanted an apology from me this morning because I called him a fat bastard. And I want you to know, Jeffy, and I mean this in all sincerity, you being a fat bastard has nothing to do with you being commissioner of More-On Trivia. You will always be a fat bastard to me.

PAT: That's beautiful.

STU: That's nice.

Featured Image: U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks to voters at the Heritage Action Presidential Candidate Forum September 18, 2015 in Greenville, South Carolina. Eleven republican candidates each had twenty five minutes to talk to voters Friday at the Bons Secours Wellness arena in the upstate of South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

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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