Darryl Glenn, a promising new face on the national political scene, is putting non-stop pressure on his Democratic opponent in Colorado. The 21-year veteran of the U.S military, with an MBA and law degree, joined The Glenn Beck Program on Friday to discuss his current bid for the U.S. Senate in Colorado. Glenn has the support of current U.S. Senators like Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ted Cruz (R-TX). Visit ElectDarrylGlenn.com for more information.
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GLENN: A candidate for the US Senate in Colorado, Darryl Glenn, how are you, sir?
DARRYL: Oh, I'm doing great. Thank you for having me on again.
GLENN: You bet. Tell me what the situation is in Colorado. First of all, can you tell me anything on the ground, what your gut says about Hillary Clinton versus Donald Trump? Do you have any sense that those polls are real, are still shifting, what are your thoughts on that?
DARRYL: Well, I see a lot of momentum on the Republican side. I think that with all of the news that has been coming out with regard to everything with the investigation starting up again, it's really energized the base. I think if you're looking at our ballot return, you've definitely seen an up in Republicans turning in their ballot.
And when I'm out there personally walking precincts, you do still have a lot of people hanging on to their ballots that are personally planning on delivering them. Because there is some concerns about whether or not that their vote will be counted appropriately.
So we know that -- I think that things are going to be very surprising in Colorado. I can guarantee you, we're going to win this race.
GLENN: So, Darryl, let me ask you this, you're in Colorado, which I know places like Boulder, Colorado, are, you know, very, very lefty. And -- but there's also parts of Colorado that are very western in their -- in their approach, which leans constitutional and Libertarian. Not necessarily Republican.
When it comes to things like, you know, pot in Colorado -- and I know you're running for the US Senate. But when it comes to that, constitutionalists generally speaking, are like, "Well, I may not want it in my state, but if that's what the state of Colorado decides to do, constitutionally, they can do that."
Are you seeing that -- because as a constitutionalist, are you seeing that you can pick up any of these Libertarian kind of people that might be in Colorado?
DARRYL: Absolutely. And we are specifically targeting them. Because there are some disenfranchised Bernie Sanders voters. Young millennials. And we are specifically out there talking to them because they bring a lot of value. And they need to understand that the other side of the ticket, as far as the Democrats, are going to continue to infringe upon their freedoms and liberty. And that if you you truly want to have somebody to stand up there and fight, you need to go to ElectDarrylGlenn.com and back my candidacy. Because I do not -- I take an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States, not to a party or not to a person. It's to understand that we are separate but equal branches of government. And that's what's been lacking, and that's what people are frustrating.
GLENN: It shows that Michael Bennet is still in the lead, but you're closing the gap quickly. He's the current senator. He is a far left Democrat. Big supporter of Hillary Clinton. Thinks that Obamacare is a good thing.
What are the premiums up in Colorado?
DARRYL: Well, you're looking at people, especially in -- I'll just kind of give you a sense in our western slope, there are 14 counties that are down to one insurance provider. You're looking at premium increases that are ranging between 20 to 40 percent.
I know of one individual business owner where their premiums have gone from 60,000, and it's projected to go to 50,000. But yet Michael Bennet is still out there supporting the Affordable Care Act. And this is why we are highlighting that fact, that, that, on top of his support for the Iran nuclear deal, are reasons why he should lose his job. That's why people are flocking to ElectDarrylGlenn.com.
GLENN: They're flocking to -- what was the name of that website again?
GLENN: Okay. I didn't know if I heard you right. ElectDarrylGlenn.com.
GLENN: Michael Bennet was in a debate with you. And I find this astounding. He's made it all the way to the US Senate without knowing a couple of terms, one of them is open borders, the other is open trade. I want to play this.
VOICE: Open borders.
MICHAEL: Huh? I don't know what -- I don't know what that means in -- if you can define it for me, I would be happy to answer it --
VOICE: It was her -- quote, that her dream is in the hemisphere open borders and open trade.
MICHAEL: I don't know what that means, but as part of the Gang of Eight --
GLENN: What's going on, Darryl?
DARRYL: Well, you have to remember that Michael Bennet graduated from Yale Law School. And that just shows you that -- you know, if I was Yale, I would say, "Look, you're not representing the institution very well."
PAT: That's for sure.
DARRYL: And what he's doing is what he traditionally does, is he hides. He doesn't want to take a position. And I tell people, "We need to just talk straight." The average person knows what the definition of what open borders is. And you should be able to talk about that. But what he doesn't want to acknowledge is the fact that he supports the Barack Obama administration. And if Hillary Clinton is in office, he's going to do the exact same thing.
Now, what are the odds that people will be too stoned to get to the polls on Tuesday? Is that possible? You know, they got such a case of the munchies that they're too busy buying Doritos and Cheez-Its. Is that possible?
DARRYL: No, I don't think that's possible.
GLENN: All right.
GLENN: That was, Pat, by the way, Darryl. I just want to make sure you understand. That was Pat.
DARRYL: Yeah. I understand that.
PAT: Well, it is legal.
And what is your stand on the marijuana situation in -- in Colorado? Is that going well, or would you repeal that if you could?
DARRYL: Well, it has some unintended consequences. And what I'm saying is the current position that we're in doesn't represent either side very well. You know, you need to stand up for state's rights. But right now, the federal government can pick and choose when they want to enforce the standard.
And when you're dealing with, like with Colorado, we have a lot of military installations and you have to follow federal law there, it becomes problematic.
And I can tell you specifically as the county commissioner responsible for funding, you know, organizations like our sheriff's department, we're having some unintended consequences because what you're seeing is a rise in property crime. A rise in heroin usage. So there's still a lot of work that needs to be done. But the current position right now of doing nothing is hurting people. Go in there and investigate whether or not it should be reclassified, as it should.
Then you can then put it into the pharmacy. Then that clears some of the public safety concerns. But the bottom line is you got to stand up for state's rights. And that's what we're going to do.
GLENN: Darryl Glenn, running for Senate in Colorado. Mike Lee is a huge supporter of Darryl. Ted Cruz is also a big supporter of Darryl.
Darryl Glenn. ElectDarrylGlenn.com. Elect Darryl Glenn. That's with two N's.com. In Colorado. And he needs your help, to -- I would imagine some extra funding would be helpful or even people willing to go out and knock on doors this weekend. And help put another constitutionalist in the Senate of the United States.
Darryl, I appreciate it. Thank you so much.
PAT: Good luck.
DARRYL: Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Thank you.
GLENN: You bet.
Featured Image: Republican candidate for US Senate Darryl Glenn delivers a speech on the first day of the Republican National Convention on July 18, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Cleveland, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Republican National Convention kicks off on July 18. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)