Marco Rubio Earns 'Honor Points' With Glenn

When Glenn was an alcoholic, the thing he missed the most was his integrity.

"As I got to the end of my former life where I realized I was a mess, I realized I had to admit my mistakes, ask for forgiveness, and start all over," Glenn said on radio Tuesday.

He went on to share an example of integrity working well for one presidential candidate in particular---Marco Rubio.

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

GLENN: Let me give you a great example of integrity working well. Marco Rubio. I like him. I like him a lot. I really disagree with him on policies, especially when it comes to the NSA. Really, strongly disagree with him. I don't necessarily trust him on the border. But I like him. I think he's a decent, honorable man. I just don't agree with his policies.

But I think they're genuine to the bone. I think he believes what he says. Would you agree with that, Pat? You and Stu you guys didn't really know until you sat down and watched him up close, you couldn't really relate to that, that he's a genuine, decent man.

STU: I've seen him be genuine in a couple of interviews where he didn't have to be. Abortion was one of the topics where he took a position he didn't have to take to impress a conservative crowd and took it anyway. So, yes, I generally like him.

GLENN: Would you say that too, Pat?

PAT: Yes. Generally.

Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program.

GLENN: He's an honorable man. Let me give you an example. Commercial just comes out, he uses me in the back of my car. We just had left a rally. I'm not endorsing Marco Rubio by any stretch of the imagination. Marco's team would like it to look like I'm endorsing him because anytime you can shave a point off of anybody -- you know, a fraction of a point, if it could mean ten voters in Iowa, that's a big deal.

And so they're -- they used it, I think, to make it look like, you know, I was endorsing Marco Rubio. And it was just not right. And they didn't call and ask for permission. And if they would have asked for permission, I probably would have done it. I probably would have said, "Yeah, sure." Because I said it and I stand by it. So we asked them to take it down. And not only did they take it down. They just issued a statement -- and I want to show you. This is integrity.

Shoot. Now, where is it?

(chuckling)

Crap. Now I don't have it. Yeah, here it is. Here it is.

So here's what he wrote. They wrote: Earlier, a video was posted using Facebook videos that were posted by Glenn Beck on his Facebook page and Tomi Lauren from TheBlaze. Senator Rubio was honored by the kind words from these parties.

We have reached out to Glenn and TheBlaze team to apologize for utilizing their intellectual property without prior approval. Fortunately, Mr. Beck and his respective team know that we share much in common in how we view the world, and they have graciously accepted our apologies.

Mr. Beck did ask us to reiterate that what he said in those videos were a true and accurate reflection of his and Ms. Lauren's positions. Mr. Beck does, in fact, believe that if Senator Rubio was the presidential nominee, he does believe the senator would prevail against Mrs. Clinton.

The statement, however, was not meant to be an endorsement of the senator, but rather, after spending time with the senator, both in studio and at a really, his perspective on what would happen in a theoretical matchup.

STU: Yeah.

GLENN: That is honorable.

Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) participates in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

A new Pew Research Center report shows the death toll in the United States from COVID-19 is "heavily concentrated" in Democratic congressional districts.

According to the analysis, more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. occurred in just 44 (approximately 10 percent of) congressional districts, and 41 of those 44 hardest-hit districts are represented by Democrats, while only three are represented by Republicans.

"A new Pew Research Center analysis of data on official reports of COVID-19 deaths, collected by the John Hopkins University Center for Systems Science and Engineering, finds that, as of last week, nearly a quarter of all the deaths in the United States attributed to the coronavirus have been in just 12 congressional districts – all located in New York City and represented by Democrats in Congress. Of the more than 92,000 Americans who had died of COVID-19 as of May 20 (the date that the data in this analysis was collected), nearly 75,000 were in Democratic congressional districts," Pew reported.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere argued that, while the coronavirus should never have been made into a partisan issue, the study certainly makes a strong statement in favor of GOP leadership.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) once predicted the coronavirus death rate would be between 4 and 5 percent, but they've just come out with a new report and those predictions have been adjusted significantly.

According to the CDC's latest data, the fatality rate among Americans showing COVID-19 symptoms is 0.4 percent. And an estimated 35 percent who are infected by the virus will never have any symptoms. Therefore, the CDC is now estimating COVID-19 kills less than 0.3 percent of people infected.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere recalled when the mainstream media went into overdrive, hammering President Donald Trump for predicting the final COVID-19 death rate would be "under one percent."

Looks like the president was right all along.

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Michigan barber Karl Manke isn't a troublemaker. He's a law-abiding citizen who did everything possible to financially survive during the COVID-19 lockdown. pandemic. Eventually, he had no other option: he had to reopen his business in defiance of Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's stay-at-home orders.

In an interview on the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Manke, 77, told Glenn, "I'm not backing down" despite Whitmer's seemingly vindictive attempts to shut down his business.

Shortly after reopening, Manke was ticketed for violating Whitmer's stay-at-home order and charged with a misdemeanor. When he still refused to close his doors, the governor's office went a step further and suspended his barber license.

"It's kind of a vindictive thing," said Manke. "I've become a worm in her brain ... and she is going full force, illegally, when legislatures told her that she was out of place and this was not her assignment, she decided to take it anyway."

On Thursday, the Shiawassee County Circuit Judge refused to issue a preliminary injunction against Manke. Read more on this update here.

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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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