Michelle Malkin explodes myths about cheap foreign labor and American layoffs in new book

Joining Glenn on his radio program Monday, author and commentator Michelle Malkin tore into what she termed the "crapweasels" who are "screwing America's best and brightest workers."

Malkin shared with Glenn how her newest book exposes the lies perpetrated by high-tech billionaires and others who pretend to champion the middle class while aiding and abetting massive layoffs of highly skilled American workers in favor of cheap foreign labor.

"Here you have Google and Facebook and Microsoft and Bill Gates marching up on Capitol Hill and having his ring kissed - not just by Democrats, but by the likes of Orrin Hatch - pleading that they need more of these cheap foreign workers because there's an American worker shortage," Malkin said. "It's about exploiting our immigration and entrance policies for their own personal and private gain."

The name of the book is SOLD OUT: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway Crapweasels Are Screwing America’s Best and Brightest Workers.

At one point in the interview, Glenn turned the conversation to politics.

"So you're saying Trump is your guy?" he asked.

Watch the highlight for Malkin's response.

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GLENN: Michelle Malkin is amazing. She's one of the more intelligent people on our side. I'm glad she is on our side. And she is just a machine. And I'm just looking at her book. And she's got about 100 pages of -- of footnotes in this book. About crap weasels. Which I think is a -- it's my new favorite word. And Michelle Malkin is here. The book is called Sold Out. Hi, Michelle, how are you?

MICHELLE: Good. How are you, Glenn?

GLENN: I'm very good.

I want you to talk to you a little about your book, but I want you to tie it into politics as well. Because what you're talking about here is being talked about all the time when it comes to immigration. And you're talking about how these high-tech billionaires and the politicians are selling the American worker out.

MICHELLE: Well, they are. And for the longest time, people were not talking about it, largely because there's collusion between open borders journalists who are essentially water carriers and propagandists for people who don't believe in putting America first. Collusion along with the water carriers on Capitol Hill who pocket a lot of money from high-tech billionaires and other special interests. We've talked about the national US chamber of commerce many times, Glenn. They're a huge part of this as well. But I think that high-skilled workers, these are our best and brightest in fields like science, technology, engineering, mathematics, information technology, have got the short end of the stick in so much of these presidential election cycles. And it really only is recently because there are so many cases and so many stories now breaking out into the headlines, which we document right off the bat in the introduction. Tens and tens of thousands of high-skilled American workers who are being laid off and forced to essentially dig their own graves, forced by American companies who are really American companies in name only, to agree to train these low-wage mediocre tech workers largely from India who come here, soak up all the knowledge that our American workers are forced to give them, and then go back and offshore those jobs right outside of our country.

Who does that benefit? Well, it benefits a lot of these Silicon Valley CEOs and many of the special interests, which we document quite heavily, as you mentioned in the book

GLENN: Give me an example. Because I know right at the very beginning, I mean, you want to talk about one that is right current with the headlines. Right at the very beginning, you talk about Disney.

MICHELLE: Yes. And this is a story that was broken by a very, very good reporter at Computer World, Patrick Thibodeau, and then belatedly picked up by the New York Times, finally piercing the conscience of most of the mainstream media which has looked the other way. And at Disney, there were many, many workers who were called in. They felt that they were going to be rewarded after performing very exceptionally on IT projects. These are information technology workers and then were informed that they were being sacked and that they were going to have to train their replacements who were coming from an offshore outsourcing firm from India. And we name a lot of the names of these companies that are not widely known by the public. Firms like Cognizant, Infosys, and Tata, which have been doing this for decades now.

And these are the companies that soak up a lot of these so-called H-1B visas that people like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg march on Capitol Hill and demand more and more from. And why is that? It's because they can replace high-skilled American workers with these cheaper inferior replacements. And they have an insatiable pipeline to a foreign cheap worker supply that goes really unmonitored and unenforced when it comes to the basic American worker protections, which were originally built into the law in 1990.

And my coauthor, John Miano, has seen does this firsthand on the ground. He's an incredible guy. He was a software engineer who was affected by these H-1B racket policies who then decided he wasn't just going to sit on the sidelines. He went back to school. Went to law school. And now represents American high-skilled workers who have been harmed by these programs.

And, in fact, he has two lawsuits right now that are going through the courts. He's had a measure of success in trying to hold accountable, not just liberal Democrats and the Obama administration, but previous to that, the George W. Bush administration which was also responsible for taking basically the concept of administrative amnesty and expanding by executive fiat these visa programs without any public input and without any congressional deliberation. It's an outrage. And people need to know about it.

GLENN: You talk about George Soros, you talk about Michael Bloomberg, but you also talk about one of my favorite people, Grover Norquist.

MICHELLE: Oh, yes. Of course, he's quite in the middle of all of the dirty double dealing and sabotage and betrayal of American workers. His name has long been attached to efforts to pass massive illegal alien amnesties. But what a lot of people don't know is that he's been in the middle of trying to expand a lot of the guest worker racket programs as well.

And so in a chapter that we called Legion of Doom, we traced the entire money trail, and as you mentioned -- I think this is very interesting and people need to know about it because it's very germane to the presidential campaign cycle and the G.O.P. candidates -- George Soros funded something called the National Immigration Forum, which has long pressed for opposing tracking and deporting visa overstayers, opposing employer sanctions, and vastly expanding these guest worker programs.

Well, there were a lot of left-wing immigration lawyers that were behind this. And they hooked up with people like Grover Norquist, the US Chamber of Commerce, the Cato Institute, Spencer Abraham, who was essentially Marco Rubio version 1.0 back in the 1990s, whose legislative director was Cesar Conda, who ended up working for Marco Rubio as well.

There's the Abramoff connections here as well. And it's sickening when you read all the details about the dirty backroom deals that sabotage true immigration enforcement measures that would have protected not only the American economy and the American workers, but American national security as well.

GLENN: So, Michelle, let's switch to the politics here a little bit. And tell us -- I mean, you just brought up Marco Rubio. Is there anybody in the field that you trust with this stuff?

MICHELLE: (sighing). Well, you know, my issues with Donald Trump have been well-known. He called me some nasty names a couple of years ago because I disagreed vehemently with his cheerleading of eminent domain. Anyone who is a limited government conservative was disgusted by the kind of property rights violations that were brought up in the Kelo case and the expansive use of government to confiscate people's private property so that public subsidies are used to do everything from fund private mall garages to casinos.

And obviously I -- I have a lot of reservations. But despite all that, the one thing that that man is doing right is listening to Jeff Sessions. Jeff Sessions is a leader out there on Capitol Hill. One of the few who actually speaks to the anxieties and concerns of American workers. Why is it that in all of these G.O.P. debates about jobs and economy, you never hear these establishment donorist class candidates -- Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush -- actually address the impact that these open borders policies are having on American high-skilled workers.

There are roughly 11.4 million out of 15 million Americans who have so-called STEM degrees who are not working in those fields because of this H-1B rackets. And here you have Google and Facebook and Microsoft and Bill Gates marching up on Capitol Hill and having his ring kissed, not just by Democrats, but by the likes of Orrin Hatch, pleading that they need more of these cheap foreign workers because there's an American worker shortage, a tech worker crisis, at the time that Google brags that there are 1,000 applications for every one of its openings. They're lying to you. It's about their special interests. It's about lining their pockets. It's about exploiting our immigration and entrance policies for their own personal and private gain.

GLENN: So you're saying Trump is your guy?

(chuckles)

MICHELLE: What I would like to see is every G.O.P. candidate do what Donald Trump has done and listen to Jeff Sessions. I don't understand why someone who I have an enormous amount of respect for and have said many positive things about over the campaign because I believe he's a man of principle, Ted Cruz, turned around and advocated for the quintupling of H-1B visas. It makes absolutely no sense.

GLENN: Have you talked to him about it?

MICHELLE: I have not. And I'm going to make sure that each and every one of these candidates has a copy of our book. In fact, what I would like to see every one of the 535 public representatives on Capitol Hill have a copy of the book. In large part, I think that this is a huge educational and almost evangelical mission on the part of my author, John Miano, and I to make sure that people know what the heck they're talking about.

There are a lot of misconceptions and myths that we clear up, starting with this myth of the so-called American tech worker shortage, which is one of the -- one of the mainstays, the cornerstones of open borders propaganda, which is absolutely false. Every independent researcher and academic out there will tell you that there is no American worker tech worker shortage. And yet this is being used -- and even -- you know, even far-flung aspects of this debate. And it's another aspect of which we've talked about a lot, which is the connection to -- to even things like Common Core. Why is it that Bill Gates has spent hundreds of millions of dollars shilling for Common Core? Why? Because he needs it to perpetuate the myth that there aren't enough high-skilled, smart American workers to do these jobs. He just doesn't want to pay them what they need to be paid.

GLENN: So is that what it is? This is more of money than ideology?

MICHELLE: Well, I think it's both. And, clearly, from the Legion of Doom chapter where we talk about many of these DC front groups, you've got this bizarro alliance between far left progressives like Soros and people who are supposed to be -- supposed to be limited government advocates who believe in American sovereignty, many groups that will shock you, and many so-called mainstream Republicans who are on board with this agenda. Clearly there's some ideological deal going on there where the far left and the big business right meet.

But, you know, ultimately, I think obviously it is about the bottom line and dollars.

And I'll tell you, one of the things that really chafes my hide, Glenn, is when these people tell me that I do not believe in a free market, when it's the likes of Google and Apple and their acolytes on Capitol Hill who are conspiring to rig the market. That's what these H-1B programs and a number of other guest worker programs are all about. It's about fixing the game for their special interests.

GLENN: Michelle Malkin is going to be joining me on television tonight. You don't want to miss it at 5 o'clock. She's the author of a new book Sold Out: How High-Tech Billionaires and Bipartisan Beltway Crap Weasels Are Screwing America's Best and Brightest Workers.

Michelle, it's always good to have you on.

When I talk to you tonight at 5:00, I'd like to spend a few minutes with you that how is it that you, me, Jonah Goldberg have become the ones who have sold out the conservatives and people like Ann Coulter are carrying the torch. I'd like you to help me understand that a little bit.

MICHELLE: All right. Sounds good, Glenn.

GLENN: 5 o'clock. Thank you.

10 lessons on prepping from around the world

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Prepping is a human condition practiced across the globe for thousands of years. Customs are influenced by geography, culture, politics, and threat. Here are ten applicable observations on preparedness from around the world.

1. Argentina: Get hard.

Fernando “Ferfal” Aguirre’s The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse is required reading for preppers, and it’s chock-full of real-life lessons from his experiences during Argentina's 2001 economic crisis. But the very first thing he starts with is preparing your body and your mind so you’re not a soft target. Stop being soft. Do difficult things to develop your body and your mind. Go camping. Hit the gym. Get in shape! It’ll do wonders for your health, survivability, and confidence.

Take home point: here’sa simple weightlifting plan that most able-bodied adults can perform. Learn to stand up straight and act confident. Get your dental and health problems fixed while you can—don’t put it off for after stuff hits the fan.

2. Netherlands: Involve the kids!

The motto of the Boy Scouts of America is “Be Prepared” and the organization has taught boys wilderness and practical skills for over 100 years. The Dutch have their own version of inculcating confidence in their children via a cultural tradition known as Dutch Dropping. Kids, starting around the age of 11-12, are dropped off in the forest alone or in small groups at night with minimal gear and instructed to find their way home or to the campsite with ZERO adult assistance. Some nights are tough and miserable, but overall, the practice instills independence, decision-making skills, and is widely practiced.

Take home point: instill grit and self-confidence in your children early.

3. Israel: Always be prepared.

Entire books could be dedicated to the 10/7 attack, but the key takeaway is this: no one saw it coming. The folks attending the Supernova music festival expected a fun party, and what they got instead was hell. Israel is a bit of a special case, but the reality is you never know when a mass shooter or other disaster will strike. Never get too intoxicated, never let your guard down too much, because you never know when your life will change forever.

Take home point: you don’t have to live on hyper-alert (that is grossly unhealthy) but keep your wits about you and have a plan if things go south.

4.Taiwan: Grassroots communities are the best.

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Post-COVID and especially after the start of the Russia-Ukraine War, prepping has exploded in Taiwan. Fearing an imminent blockade and invasion, the Taiwanese have recognized their precarious position. Prepper groups have sprung up across the island and vary in their focus from all-hazards to gear geeks to weaponized resistance forces training with airsoft guns. Skills taught are varied; examples include building an emergency kit, learning first aid, and basic survival proficiencies.

However, some groups go much further and provide instruction on military simulations. Participants run the political gamut and are highly varied in their professions, reflecting a massive cross-section of the island. One common theme that appears across these groups is the adage that disaster can happen at any moment and can consist of assorted hazards. The April 2024 severe earthquake is proof positive of this understanding.

Take home point: community resilience is vital!

5. Bosnia: Get your ham radio license.

During the Bosnian War of the early 1990s, ham radio operators like Himzo Devedzija helped separated families stay in touch via radio. These days, the ubiquity of the internet and smartphones has made ham radio seem obsolete, but radio has a key advantage over more modern and user-friendly tech: it requires practically no infrastructure. Hook a radio up to a battery connected to a solar panel, throw a wire over a tree, and you’re in business. Master digital modes like Winlink and you can even send email over the air. The downside is the equipment is expensive, and you need to take tests with the FCC to obtain the necessary licenses. Your best bet is to contact yournearest ham radio club, who can help prepare you for the tests and recommend the best equipment for your area. But you can do a lot of interesting things even without a license, like listen to worldwide HF transmissions and learn how to track down radio transmitters through foxhunting.

Take home point: pick up a hobby, even if it’s not ham and make it FUN!

6. Russia: Plant a garden.

While the leadership of Russia is commonly maligned, the Russian people are damn tough. They’ve survived Genghis Khan, famines, a communist revolution, and total government collapse. One secret to Russian resiliency? Dacha gardens, which the Russian people have maintained for over 1,000 years. These small backyard gardens account for 3% of Russia’s land but provide over 50% of the country’s food, including 92% of potatoes, 77% of vegetables, 87% of fruit, 59% of meat, and 49% of milk. You don’t have to grow everything overnight, but simply starting with a single raised bed of lettuce and maybe a handful of chickens will give you invaluable real-world experience you can scale when the chips are down.

Take home point: build your resilience in bite-sized (pun intended) chunks.

7. Cyprus: Diversification saves.

During the 2013 financial crisis in Cyprus, Germany agreed to bail out the island, but with some characteristic German austerity: a tax of 6.75 percent from insured deposits up to €100,000 and a 9.9 percent from uninsured amounts over €100,000. People panicked, and Cyprus had to shut down banks for two weeks to avoid a run. Ultimately, depositors lost nearlyhalf of their savings. The crisis in Cyprussparked Bitcoin’s meteoric rise from obscure nerd money to a financial titan as the savvy rich realized that they couldn’t trust the banks. Of course, there are alternative places to store wealth other than a bank, but as for your liquid capital, it pays to diversify. Keep some in cash, Bitcoin, and precious metals.

Take home point: your mother was right, don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

8.Japan: Government CAN be helpful.

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Japan overall, and Tokyo specifically, take disaster preparedness quite seriously. The 2024 New Years Day earthquake hammered that point home, yet again. At the national level, the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force is habitually prepared to respond to calamity; everything from earthquakes to typhoons to tsunamis.

As a country, September 1st is nationally designated as Disaster Prevention Day, commemorating the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake which claimed 140,000 lives. School children, businesses, theme parks, and members of the national government participate annually. At the municipal level, Tokyo publishes a very thorough and thoughtful pamphlet on preparedness for its residents (English link here:https://www.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/english/guide/bosai/index.html). Tokyo also boasts the massive Rinkai Disaster Prevention Park, near downtown, that is used both as a tourist attraction and an actual disaster response site.

Take home point: remembrance, codified in national action and tribute, contributes to a culture of preparedness.

9. Finland, Switzerland, Israel: Bunkers aren't mainstream, but the concept is widespread.

You would really have to be a tinfoil hat wearing loon to invest in a bunker, right? Wrong. Switzerland mandates either a personal bunker or a tax for a space in a public bunker. In 2023, Finland ascertained it had over 50,000 bunkers, enough to shelter nearly 90% of its population. For these countries, the shelters are due to nuclear fears. Israeli law stipulates residential homes should possess a Merkhav Mugan (translation: protected space) to protect from conventional rocket and mortar attacks. Some countries and some areas are at higher risk for conventional or nuclear attack. It is folly to ignore this.

Take home point: the need for a nuclear bunker at home should not be a top prepping priority, but many areas of the US could greatly benefit from a reinforced room (e.g. panic room, tornado, or hurricane shelter) to mitigate threats.

10. United Kingdom, Canada, Australia: International preparedness is growing.

Although the tide is turning (slowly), one negative export from America on prepping, especially to the Western World, is that prepping is fringe and even anti-social, if not downright dangerous. Fortunately, things are changing for the better. The United Kingdom is, at least anecdotally, seeing an uptick in interest. The reality series Alone Australia, a spin-off of the American show where survivalists test their wits in nature, is a hit. A December 2023 survey of Canadians found 7% considered themselves preppers with British Columbia reporting the highest levels. Given wildfires, home prices, and general angst regarding a host of potential crises, it’s not hard to see why many are changing their views regarding preparedness.

Take home point: prepping has been a human staple for millennia; the world is rediscovering this and taking action.

About the authors:

Josh Centers has no masters degrees, but he does own four chickens along with some meat rabbits on his Tennessee compound. He runs unprepared.life, the best-selling Substack newsletter on preparedness, where he discusses subjects like food storage, nuclear war preparations, homeschooling, and the importance of cleaning your dryer vents. His views absolutely do not reflect the views of the Department of Defense or the Army.

Dr. Chris Ellis has four masters degrees and earned his PhD at Cornell University. He is a Colonel in the Army who specializes in a variety of disaster and homeland defense initiatives. His views are from his studies and experience and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Defense, the Army, or his current command. Sadly, Chris does not own any chickens.

5 Christian denominations that have EMBRACED LGBTQ+

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The United Methodist Church (UMC) just lost one million members overnight, and they're on their way to losing another 1.5 million in the coming weeks.

Early this May, the UMC, which has been succumbing to the pressures of the progressive mob for years, made one of its biggest concessions to date. At the UMC's general conference meeting in Charlotte, they voted to allow LGBTQ-practicing clergy and reversed their ban on same-sex marriage. For the leaders of the United Methodist Church of Ivory Coast (EMCUI), this was the straw that broke the camel's back, and they voted to withdraw from the United Methodist Church. This was a massive blow to the Church, which has been losing U.S. congregations over the last few years.

The EMCUI's decision to stand up against pressures from the progressive wing of the Church and defend its core values is being reflected in other churches within the UMC. The 1.5 million-member-strong Korean Methodist Church may soon be on its way out of the UMC before long. The controversy stemming from the general conference meeting provoked the following response from the conservative faction within the Korean Methodist Church: "Homosexuality cannot be accepted until the Lord returns. This is not an emotional issue but a matter of unchangeable truth. Homosexuality is clearly a sin."

But the UMC is not alone. There has been a continuing trend of denominations across America changing their stance on LGBTQ matters and condoning gay clergy and gay marriages.

Here are FIVE examples of Christian denominations that have embraced the pride movement:

United Methodist Church (UMC)

The chargeable offenses for clergy being found to be "self-avowed practicing homosexual" or for presiding at a same-sex marriage or union ceremony are deleted.

Rev. Burton Edwards

Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)

The [Presbyterian Church U.S.A] apologizes for the church’s previous unwelcoming stance on LGBTQ parishioners, celebrates LGBTQ church pioneers, and states the church will welcome, lift up, and fight for the human rights of all people created in the eyes of God.

Overture 11-13: "On Celebrating the Gifts of People of Diverse Sexual Orientations and Gender Identities in the Life of the Church"

The Episcopal Church

Ordination and the offices of bishop, priest, and deacon are open to all without discrimination. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

The Episcopal Church's statement on "LGBTQ+ in the Church"

United Church of Christ (UCC)

LGBTQIA+ siblings know intimately the nature of being deemed an outcast. The clarion call for LGBTQIA+ advocacy is reverberating from state capitol rotundas, family dinner tables, city streets, and church pews.

The UCC's Love is Louder Campaign

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)

We give thanks for the gifts, wisdom, leadership and faith of our LGBTQIA+ neighbors and siblings in Christ. We ask the Spirit to embolden us in advocating for social, institutional and legislative change that reflects justice, total inclusion and God’s boundless love for humanity in all its diversity.

The ELCA's prayer ventures; June 4, 2024

Trump's conviction: Press on for the sake of the republic

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Editor's note: This article was originally published on TheBlaze.com.

In today's world, everyone seems to get a trophy, which makes the trophy absolutely worthless. Unless it’s fought for, unless it’s earned and struggled for, the trophy doesn’t belong to you. The same goes for freedom. I’ve never earned the freedom we enjoy in America. I fear I spent too much of my life squandering it. And for what? Ease? Money? Just to go along to get along? A trophy that everybody gets but was never earned?

We must not accept defeat. If we do, we are not worthy of the freedom that is worth fighting for.

I do not accept, nor do I want that trophy. I want one that means something, and that means standing up for something.

Defeat is not an outcome. Defeat is a choice.

We were given an opportunity on Thursday to stand for something: our republic. The weaponization of our government to snuff out Donald Trump’s campaign represents a greater attack against the foundational freedoms that forged our republic: the right to a fair and impartial trial, the right to free and fair elections, the right to defend yourselves against your accusers. Will you stand for it?

Now is the time to decide, and our decision may very well determine whether our republic is heading toward victory or defeat.

I will never say we are finished. I will never utter the words, “We have lost!” Because defeat is not an outcome. Defeat is a choice. It is the choice of the person who is pushed down and refuses to get back up. It is the choice of the person who backs down when pitted against seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The posture of defeat is the one who backs down when things get hard. Will you take that posture? Or will you stand for freedom and rise to the occasion that our republic demands?

It always sucks before you get to the summit. The question is: As you're driving your wagon train over the Rocky Mountains, do you press on? Do you actually have an unwavering belief in our republic? Do you really even know the Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, or the Constitution? Do you know why we fight? Because if you don't know, you will lose.

Will enough of us call upon that unyielding spirit that has always been inside us? Will you stand for those values that we’ve been told our whole lives are self-evident? Apparently, they are not self-evident any more, according to our ruling elites.

Our country forged the greatest mission statement the world has ever witnessed, that all people are "endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," where justice and freedom can be had by all.

That is the summit of the mountain we now face, and it is a summit worth pressing forward to reach. We are still on the side of the mountain. We have a long way to go, and last Thursday, they tried to knock us back down. We must ask ourselves today: Do we just go back down? Is this as far as we go? Or do we just say, "Press on, America."

We must press on. We must not accept defeat. If we do, we are not worthy of the freedom that is worth fighting for.

FOUR takeaways from Fauci's hearing

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Did Dr. Anthony Fauci answer for the mismanagement of the Covid pandemic?

On Monday, Fauci sat before the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability to answer lingering questions about how the pandemic was handled. Many of us, Glenn included, have serious concerns, such as:

  • Why did he lie about gain-of-function research?
  • Why did he try to cover up all the chatter among scientists that the virus DID come from a lab?
  • Did he know the U.S. government cut a deal with Moderna on vaccines before the pandemic?

While some of these questions were partially answered, Fauci's lack of credibility and Congress's lack of direct questioning left much to be desired. The American people deserve the truth, but it's being kept from us.

That’s why BlazeTV teamed up with Free the People to release The Coverup, a docuseries available NOW for BlazeTV subscribers. You can watch the series now and get $30 off your BlazeTV annual subscription by using the code FAUCILIED.

Here are the top FIVE takeaways from Fauci's hearing:

Social distancing was BUNK

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After a closed-door hearing in January where Fauci admitted that the 6-foot social distancing rule imposed on all Americans allegedly for our safety "wasn’t based on data," Fauci tried to distance himself from the controversial edict. Fauci shifted the blame to the CDC, claiming that he had little to nothing to do with the order.

Fauci is "open" to Covid origin possibilities

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For YEARS we were told COVID-19 originated from bats in China, and anyone who dared to offer any other suggestions—like the theory that COVID-19 leaked from the massive virology lab that worked on Coronaviruses and happened to be in the same city the pandemic originated in—was ridiculed as a conspiracy theorist. Now that the lab leak theory has been all but confirmed, Fauci is singing a different tune. On Monday, Fauci claimed he has always kept an "open mind" about the origin of the virus.

Deleted emails and FOIA evasions

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A series of emails released by the House Oversight Committee indicate that some NIH officials, including Fauci, were attempting to avoid public record laws by deleting emails and sending information to personal email addresses. In one such released email sent to Fauci from Dr. David Morens suggested they use personal emails so “there is no worry about FOIAs” [Freedom of Information Act].

MTG outburst

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The infamous Georgia congresswoman was arguably the star of the hearing, taking the opportunity to make her criticisms of Fauci known. Rep. Greene called for Fauci's medical license to be revoked and to throw him in jail. Throughout her time on the microphone, Greene refused to refer to Fauci as "doctor," instead calling him "Mr. Fauci."