Glenn unleashes on Paul Ryan backer

For those who tuned in to Glenn's radio program on Thursday, it shouldn't have been hard to tell he was upset. Glenn didn't attempt to hide his feelings of betrayal when the Freedom Caucus expressed support for Paul Ryan as Speaker of the House after previously emphasizing the importance of getting someone else in there who could change the process.

Glenn's staff tried calling the Freedom Caucus founders so they could defend their position to Glenn's listeners, but got crickets in response.

"Gee, they're not taking phone calls," Glenn said.

One person who supported Paul Ryan actually agreed to come on the program - Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk.

"I have told Mr. Loudermilk's staff he's walking into a buzz saw, but he's more than welcome," Glenn said. "Maybe he has a good explanation, and we will treat him with respect as he is the only one so far that has had the guts to come on the program and face his constituents."

Watch the heated exchange below.

Glenn's staff called every member of the Freedom Caucus on Thursday after Glenn's radio show ended. Here are the results.

- Chairman Jim Jordan of Ohio, Chair - Phone line was busy.

- Justin Amash of Michigan – Nobody answered and mailbox was full.

- Brian Babin of Texas – Staff member wasn't sure.

- Rod Blum of Iowa – Nobody answered and mailbox was full.

- Dave Brat of Virginia – Had a previous engagement so wasn't at Wednesday night's Freedom Caucus meeting. Staff member was unable to commit to a specific candidate for speaker.

- Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma – SUPPORTING DANIEL WEBSTER NOW AND AT NEXT WEEK'S VOTES.

- Mo Brooks of Alabama – Staff member hadn't spoken to him, so not sure.

- Ken Buck of Colorado – Staff member wasn't sure.

- Curt Clawson of Florida – Opposed Paul Ryan Wednesday night. Has supported Daniel Webster in the past. Staff member assumed he will next week as well.

- Ron DeSantis of Florida – Staff member hadn't spoken to him, so not sure.

- Scott Desjarlais of Tennessee – Staff member said Rep. Desjarlais seemed to be ok with supporting Paul Ryan, but that could change.

- Jeff Duncan of South Carolina – Supported Paul Ryan at the Wednesday night gathering.

- John Fleming of Louisiana – Staff member wasn't sure.

- Trent Franks of Arizona – Still up in the air.

- Scott Garrett of New Jersey – Staff member wouldn't share either way.

- Paul Gosar of Arizona – Staff member hadn't seen him, so not sure.

- Morgan Griffith of Virginia – Staff member hadn't spoken to him, so not sure.

- Andy Harris of Maryland – Staff member said nothing has been shared publically.

- Jody Hice of Georgia – Staff said Rep. Hice hadn't discussed this with them, so couldn't speak to this now.

- Tim Huelskamp of Kansas – SOLIDLY FOR DANIEL WEBSTER.

- Raúl Labrador of Idaho – Supporting Paul Ryan but "not his demands."

- Barry Loudermilk of Georgia – Supporting Paul Ryan.

- Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming – Still considering the candidates.

- Mark Meadows of North Carolina – Staff said he's having an open conversation but hasn't formerly decided.

- Alex Mooney of West Virginia – Undecided.

- Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina – Referred to Facebook page where he states that he is standing with the founders of the Freedom Caucus - so must be for Paul Ryan.

- Gary Palmer of Alabama – Undecided.

- Steve Pearce of New Mexico – PUBLICLY SUPPORTING DANIEL WEBSTER.

- Scott Perry of Pennsylvania – Supporting Paul Ryan.

- Ted Poe of Texas – Has met with Paul Ryan several times, but is still reviewing his options.

- Bill Posey of Florida – SUPPORTING DANIEL WEBSTER.

- Keith Rothfus of Pennsylvania – Considering options until the vote next week.

- Matt Salmon of Arizona – Still undecided.

- Mark Sanford of South Carolina – Standing with the majority of the Freedom Caucus - so must be for Paul Ryan.

- David Schweikert of Arizona - Standing with the Freedom Caucus - so must be for Paul Ryan.

- Marlin Stutzman of Indiana - Standing with the Freedom Caucus - so must be for Paul Ryan.

- Randy Weber of Texas – Staff said he's still undecided and that lots of calls are coming in telling him not to vote for Paul Ryan - so, they are listening!

- Ted Yoho of Florida – DANIEL WEBSTER. Period.

In summary, out of the 38 members of the Freedom Caucus:

- 14% are publicly for Daniel Webster

- 45% are supporting Paul Ryan

- 42% are undecided (half of which most likely support Paul Ryan in order to support the Freedom Caucus claim that they have a super majority on their side)

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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