Behind-the-Scenes Photos of the 'Contentious' Meeting with Sean Hannity, Ben Sasse and Glenn Beck

UPDATED 3/4/16:

Sean Hannity tweeted two clarifications he'd like to make:

 

ORIGINAL POST 3/3/16:

As I was getting ready for the debate, I saw that Twitter is blowing up with rumors and half truths about an impromptu meeting at CPAC between me, Sean Hannity and Senator Ben Sasse.

Let me set the record straight.

I had just finished my radio show and was taking pictures with those in the crowd that had been there watching.

Senator Ben Sasse had been on my show along with the wife of Clarence Thomas, Ginni, who is a dear friend.

Ginni told me that just about a month ago she was a Trump supporter. She began to do her homework and had realized that he was not the man she thought he was and, in fact, felt that he would be a dangerous choice.

I asked her if she could vote for him in the general. She had said she didn't want to answer that yet.

I, later, stated that I could not. I feel strongly that he is a massive New York Progressive with authoritarian tendencies.

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A few minutes later Ben Sasse was on and explained his very brave choice of not voting for Trump in the primary. All he did was tell it like he sees it, while refusing to put parties and the establishment ahead of his principles.

Well, the internet went wild, saying that we were stumping for Hillary, who we both believe will be a knock out punch for the Republic, corrupt and someone for whom we could never cast a vote...

The problem is, we feel the same about Donald, making the only difference between the GOP and the Democrats is that one is in the Whitehouse and the other is not.

Ben and I both believe that this is 1860, and the GOP is about to go the way of the Whig Party.

I have been warning and predicting this very time for over four years and it has nothing to do with Donald Trump and everything to do with the lies from the Washington elite.

After the show Sean came by, took some pictures with our mutual fans and then asked if we could have a few minutes together. I, of course, said sure.

We sat behind the staging away from the crowd. He began to talk about Trump and my feelings about him. It is no secret that he supports and believes in Trump (he also likes Rubio and Cruz). He also knows that I have endorsed Cruz and feel Trump is liberal, progressive, dishonest, and in it for himself.

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As we began a friendly but frank conversation, Ben Sasse came around the corner. He said to Sean in no uncertain terms that what Sean was "doing was Bullcrap."

This came as a surprise to both of us as we didn't see Ben approach. It took Sean off guard and he asked who the man was. He didn't recognize the senator. Ben introduced himself and it was awkward for a couple of minutes. Ben explained that many from his state were telling him that Sean had said that he was voting for Hillary.

Sean responded by saying he never said that, but he did confirm that he said it was half a vote for Hillary. Both Ben and I strongly disagreed and said that we could not vote for another candidate that would cut deals with the establishment.

Sean felt that we were wrong. We felt he was wrong.

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Our differences on voting stems from our belief that the party is beyond repair unless Cruz and Rubio come together. If Trump gets the nomination we believe it will be the end of the GOP as it will officially not stand for any constitutional and conservative principles. Sean, I believe, thinks this is 1992 not 1860.

We spoke for about twenty minutes. It was rather intense at times but respectful. I told them both that I was the comic relief in my alcoholic family and "I don't like it when mommy and daddy fight." We all laughed and spoke about our mutual respect.

Where do we go from here? I don't know but none of us changed our minds. Sean spoke to me for a few more minutes trying to convince me that Trump was the guy. We agreed to disagree.

We saw each other again later in the day after his radio show and before my TV show. All good.

Featured Image: Sen. Ben Sasse, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck at CPAC.

After imprisoning a pastor for refusing to follow COVID-19 restrictions, Canadian officials barricaded his church. And when some church members retaliated by tearing down part of the fence, Canadian Mounties arrived in riot gear.

Rebel News Founder Ezra Levant joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to give his insight on the crazy situation. He described the new, armed police presence surrounding GraceLife Church in Edmonton, Alberta, and how it not only encouraged hundreds of protesters to stand with the church in support but forced congregation members underground to worship as well.

What's happening is eerily similar to what occurs everyday in China, Levant says, and it must stop. Who would have thought this type of tyranny would be so close to home?

Watch the video below to hear Ezra describe the religious persecution taking place in Canada.


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Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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One of the most dangerous existential threats to the United States is Critical Race Theory, or CRT. As Glenn Beck has exposed over the past year, CRT is gaining momentum and has been preached in our universities for a while now.

Then last August, leaked documents revealed that Marxism, activist ideology of Black Lives Matter, is making its way into grade school classrooms across the country. And since then, things have only gotten more intense.

On next week's Wednesday night special, Glenn will expose the new ways progressives are systematically indoctrinating our kids and culture with this dangerous ideology. But first, it's crucial that you know what your kids may already be learning.

"What I'm about to show you is just the beginning," Glenn said, introducing the leaked documents.

"I found it shocking that Black Lives Matter supporters have developed lesson plans that start from preschool all the way up to the 12th grade," he continued. "Do you know the money it would take to tailor things ... and get it out to the schools and the unions for each age, to be able to brainwash the kids on Marxism and how to destroy capitalism by using race, sexual orientation, and gender?

"Our children don't stand a chance," Glenn added later. "They're not being taught anything except how to be radical activists. What the hell has happened?"

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