Ted Cruz: I Feel an Obligation to Go to Cleveland

Former presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) joined The Glenn Beck Program on Friday to discuss the troubling issues facing America --- from the violence in Dallas to the FBI failing to indict Hillary Clinton to why he's agreed to speak at the upcoming GOP convention in Cleveland.

Senator Cruz first offered words of encouragement in the wake of the horrific events in Dallas, which ended the lives of five police officers and wounded six others.

"Like Americans all across our country, I'm grieving. Last night was a horrifying display," Cruz said. "And my prayers today are with the families of the five brave officers who lost their lives. Our prayers are with all eleven officers who were shot, and our prayers are very much with the community of Dallas that is mourning this horrific crime that played out."

A sense of helplessness and frustration has permeated American society in all walks of life. People feel powerless and believe justice is not being done.

"I could say that I felt that yesterday with Hillary Clinton. Where is justice? Where is the rule of law? How can somebody who is in power get away with this? And, you know, when you see things like Minneapolis --- and I'm not asking you to comment on this, and I'm not going to comment on it because I'm going to wait for due process --- but it looked bad," Glenn said.

Senator Cruz agreed that the frustration, in many cases, is justified. Particularly when Americans see one set of laws applied to them and another to the politically connected.

"This performance by Comey was deeply disturbing, and I think Congress needs to get to the bottom of what exactly went into the FBI's refusal to proceed," Cruz said.

Switching gears, Glenn commented on Megyn Kelly's characterization of Cruz's decision to speak at the Republican National Convention later this month.

"She spent a good 10 minutes mocking you, ridiculing you, saying you're a hypocrite," Glenn said. "Do you want to answer to what she said last night?"

While Cruz missed Kelly's comments, he wasn't necessarily surprised by the narrative portrayed by the media. More importantly, he focused on his true reasons for attending the convention.

"I said for a long time that I'm going to be in Cleveland because we've got nearly 600 delegates. We won roughly eight million votes nationwide, 12 states. We had 326,000 volunteers, and I feel an obligation to go to Cleveland and thank the delegates, thank the grassroots who worked so incredibly hard," Cruz said. "I'm going to be there to say thank you and to do my very best to lay out a vision for what we as Americans, what we as conservatives believe, and where we go forward from here."

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Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) greets people during a campaign stop at the Bravo Cafe on May 2, 2016 in Osceola, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

There’s an economic axis of evil taking shape right now, and the people in charge of our government are too stupid to acknowledge and deal with what’s happening. The U.S. dollar and the entire financial system are at stake, and, as Glenn Beck reveals on "Glenn TV" Wednesday, our enemies’ PUBLISHED plans to take the entire thing down.

While all of this is happening, our own leaders are making everything worse. We’ve got Nancy Pelosi risking an international incident, accelerating China’s plans to collapse us. And when Biden SHOULD be focusing on the security of our country, he’s instead preoccupied with controlling the weather with his Inflation "Reduction" Act.

Glenn exposes the TRUE numbers on what that bill will do to your family’s budget. Add to that, they’re more than doubling the IRS to make sure you feel the pain. And if you think they won’t come for you, look at what they just did to the former president of the United States. The DOJ and FBI just went after the political opponent of their boss, Joe Biden.

This is what they are focused on, and the threat to the dollar — and the entire financial system — isn’t even on their radar. Pain is coming for us, and they don’t care one bit.

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Speaking before signing the “PACT Act of 2022” on Wednesday morning, President Joe Biden claimed that his wonderful economic plan "is working" and that somehow July’s annual inflation rate of 8.5% was actually “zero.”

“I just want to say a number: zero. Today we received news that our economy had 0% inflation in the month of July,” Biden said during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dutifully echoed the president's not-at-all misleading claim:

The truth of the matter is that last month's inflation rate of 8.5% was a (small) step in the right direction, but only because it was lower than June's 41-year high of 9.1% — and the thing is, anyone who's graduated kindergarten knows it.

So, who do White House personnel think they're fooling? On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck and producer Stu Burguiere broke down how the Biden administration came to this latest disingenuous conclusion about the economy, what the latest consumer price index actually shows, and why the inevitable Biden brag-fest will be unbearable.

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Glenn Beck: This is the ONLY endgame that makes sense for the FBI’s raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home

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If you're celebrating this FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago, you have no idea how much this changes things. We don't do this in America. At least, we didn't. But the left cannot have Donald Trump be president again. His "America First" platform goes against everything they've been working for. So, what's their endgame here? On the radio program, Glenn Beck said there's really only one endgame that makes sense — and it should scare us all.

"If you are not for the destruction of America, you better pay attention quickly. This is a massive move," Glenn said of the Mar-a-Lago raid.

"And who has credibility on this? ... The right will believe Donald Trump, but nobody on the left, so you're not going to change any minds there. Do you think the right will believe the New York Times? MSNBC? NBC? CBS? Do you think we're going to believe the New York Times — the people who have been carrying water for the Biden crimes? The Clinton crimes? And ... I'm talking about her server and having her own State Department people go into a skiff, which is the top secret room, completely sealed off, going in and getting documents, cutting off 'top secret,' and then emailing them to her on her private server. And nothing? And now you're going to try to convince me [that] this has nothing to do with January 6?" he added.

"Remember the [allegations about] bank servers, [Trump] was pinging a bank? Untrue. Carter Page is a Russian spy? Untrue. Donald Trump is a Russian spy? ... Untrue. Collusion with Russia? Untrue. Ukraine, the perfect phone call? Not true. Not true. Wasn't a perfect phone call. Was not impeachable. The pee tape dossier? None of that was true. Here's why they can't have [Trump] as president of the United States. They can't have him as president of the United States because we are headed towards a completely new, all redesigned, non-capitalist, nonconstitutional Great Reset," Glenn argued. "They cannot have him be president because he is America first."

Glenn warned Americans that our federal government is accumulating massive power, case in point the 87,000 new IRS agents. "Coupled with the [IRS agents] they already have ... that's almost the size of our National Guard. Do you feel comfortable with that? Democrats? You don't think there's a possibility ... that someone ... might come in at some point and weaponize the IRS?"

He also warned that the FBI's raid on Donald Trump’s home has implications that stretch far beyond simple dislike for the former president. So what are they hoping to accomplish?

"What is the endgame? You make him into a martyr by throwing him into jail or killing him ... so you make him stronger? That doesn't make sense. Why would they want that?" Glenn asked. "So, what is their endgame? The only one that makes sense to me, is to stop him at any cost, then lunatics will take to the streets, and then [they] will have [their] evidence that the [right is] more dangerous than anyone could possibly imagine. Please, pray for your country."

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