'God Was There': 10 Percent of Republican Congressmen Could Have Been Dead

GOP congressmen practicing for their annual charity baseball game against Democrats didn't just dodge a bullet, they dodged dozens. Had the gunman achieved his objective, we could have seen one of the greatest massacres of it's kind in American history. According to at least one congressman, divine intervention played a role.

Glenn shared a message he'd received from Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) during his radio program Wednesday.

"Barry Loudermilk said in a text a few minutes ago that he was there and he was shot at several times. And he said God was there," Glenn said.

He went on to spell out the aftermath that was avoided thanks to the heroic actions of the two Capitol police officers who took down the gunman.

"I just want you to recognize the divine protection we had today," Glenn said. "You had 30 Republicans on the field. Thirty. You would have lost 10 percent of those in the Senate and Congress that were Republican. Ten percent of the Republicans could have been dead today. That would have changed our country as much perhaps as September 11th did. God only knows what would have happened to our country, had this guy been successful. He wasn't. God was there."

Earlier in the segment, Glenn played audio of President Donald Trump's response to the shooting.

Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:

GLENN: Here's the president. He's stepping to the microphone now.

PAT: Good.

VOICE: -- prayers for those who have been wounded. A --

GLENN: We have -- we have him walking to the microphone now.

TRUMP: As you all know, shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning, a gunman opened fire on members of Congress and their staffs as they were practicing for tomorrow's annual charity baseball game. Authorities are continuing to investigate the crime. And the assailant has now died from his injuries.

STU: Oh, wow.


TRUMP: The FBI is leading the investigation and will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.

Congressman Steve Scalise, a member of House leadership, was shot and badly wounded and is now in stable condition at the hospital, along with two very courageous Capitol police officers. At least two others were also wounded.

Many lives would have been lost, if not for the heroic actions of the two Capitol police officers who took down the gunman, despite sustaining gunshot wounds, during a very, very brutal assault.

Melania and I are grateful for their heroism and praying for the swift recovery of all victims. Congressman Scalise is a friend and a very good friend. He's a patriot. And he's a fighter. He will recover from this assault. And, Steve, I want you to know that you have the prayers, not only of the entire city behind you, but of an entire nation and, frankly, the entire world. America is praying for you. And America is praying for all of the victims of this terrible shooting.

I spoke with Steve's wife, Jennifer, and I pledged to her our full and absolute support, anything she needs. We're with her and with the entire Scalise family.

I have also spoken with Chief Matthew Verderosa -- he's doing a fantastic job -- of the Capitol Police, to express our sympathies for his wounded officers and to express my admiration for their courage. Our brave Capitol police performed a challenging job with incredible skill, and their sacrifice makes democracy possible.

We also commend the brave first responders from Alexandra Police Fire and Rescue, who rushed to the scene. Everyone on that field is a public servant. Our courageous police, our congressional aides, who work so tirelessly behind the scenes with enormous devotion, and our dedicated members of Congress who represent our people, we may have our differences, but we do well in times like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's Capitol is here because, above all, they love our country.

We can all agree that we are blessed to be Americans, that our children deserve to be to grow up in a nation of safety and peace, and that we are strongest when we are unified and when we work together for the common good.

Please take a moment today to cherish those you love, and always remember those who serve and keep us safe. God bless them all. God bless you. And God bless America. Thank you.

GLENN: So he stuck almost entirely to the script. And --

STU: Did what he had to do.

GLENN: Did what he had to do.

JEFFY: Did great.

GLENN: Didn't take on the media. Didn't do anything.

STU: No. Not time for that. And he recognized that.

GLENN: Right. And I hope we stay this course. I would -- I would love to see somebody from the left on CNN have some sort of recognition of what they said about Tea Party people and how these things historically almost always come from lunatics or the radical left, in America. The shootings that we have had have always been lunatics, Palestinian, or radical left. Those are the history of our assassination attempts in America and the unfortunate assassinations that have gone through.

That doesn't mean, like with Martin Luther King, that a -- a white racist doesn't pop in either. That happens as well.

But generally, those people are all unstable.

JEFFY: They're all lunatics. That's exactly right.

GLENN: They're all unstable. They're all unstable. I mean, it's not rational to go in and -- and shoot someone. But if you have a collective mindset, sometimes that happens. And it seems more logical, because the individual is not as important as the collective.

We're a republic. And the Democrats I know do not want this kind of stuff to go on. And the Republicans that I know do not want this stuff to go on. We are all Americans. We're all decent, good, many God-fearing people. And today would be a good day to reflect on a couple of things.

I mean, you know, Barry Loudermilk said in a text a few minutes ago that he was there and he was shot at several times. And he said God was there.

I just want you to recognize the divine protection we had today. You had 30 Republicans on the field. Thirty. You would have lost 10 percent of those in the Senate and Congress that were Republican. Ten percent of the Republicans could have been dead today.

That would have changed our country as much perhaps as September 11th did. God only knows what would have happened to our country, had this guy been successful. He wasn't. God was there.

And for those who were on the field, I know they have to be thinking, "What am I doing? What am I doing? Is this really worth dying for?" Yeah, I think it is. But are you doing it with integrity? Are you really -- what you're doing...

POLL: Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

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Just one day after Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel, which left over 1,400 people Israelis dead, 34 different student groups from Harvard University wrote a joint statement pinning the blame of Hamas' terrorist attack on Israel. In the following days after publishing this callous statement, these students staged a walkout and rallied in support of the Palestinians. As Glenn has discussed, this is not an isolated event, and campuses across the country have hosted similar rallies where antisemitic jargon like "we don't want no Jew state" and "globalize the intifada" is freely spewed.

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests?

While the Universities have not officially backed any of these rallies or student groups that organized them, they haven't stopped them either, which raises the question: should they? On one hand, these are American students in American Universities, who are protected by the First Amendment. On the other hand, history tells us how dangerous antisemitism is if left unchecked; and what of the rights of Jewish students to be safe on the campuses they pay to attend? Let us know what you think in the poll below:

Should Universities allow pro-Hamas protests? 

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POLL: What do YOU think Israel should do about Gaza?

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Should Israel take over Gaza after defeating Hamas? This contentious historical question has resurfaced amid Israel's retaliatory airstrikes in Gaza following Hamas' terror attacks, which resulted in the greatest death of Jews since the Holocaust. Biden and the global elites have warned Israel against occupation of the Palestinian territory. When asked on 60 Minutes if he would support the Israeli occupation of Gaza, Biden said, “I think it would be a big mistake.” Today Glenn responded to Biden’s answer: “I don't think it's a mistake to occupy."

This has been a long-standing, polarizing issue that is now more relevant than ever, and we want to hear YOUR thoughts. Let us know in the poll below:

Would you support an Israeli occupation of Gaza?

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On September 12th, the House announced an official impeachment inquiry into Joe Biden with allegations of abuse of power, obstruction, and corruption. Naturally, the media quickly jumped to the President’s aid claiming that “there is no evidence to support these claims” and that the whole affair is a witch hunt.

If you’ve been listening to Glenn, you know that this is simply not the case. Biden has been committing impeachment-worthy deeds before he even stepped foot into the Oval Office—there’s no shortage of evidence to justify this inquiry. Here are 5 scathing reasons why Biden should be impeached:

He was responsible for the Afghanistan withdrawal disaster.

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The Biden administration began with the US's disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan. Under his watch, Biden left thousands of US citizens and allies stranded in the Taliban's hostile regime. Countless Afghan allies have been murdered by the Taliban due to the Biden administration's negligence.

He was involved with Hunter Biden's illicit foreign business dealings.

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There is clear evidence that Joe Biden was more than aware of his son Hunter's foreign business dealings. From suspicious money laundering through the Biden family's accounts to Joe's involvement with important business meetings within Hunter's company, there is mounting evidence to warrant an impeachment inquiry.

He lied about his involvement with Hunter's business dealings.

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Not only did Biden involve himself with his son's less-than-legal foreign business ventures, but he lied to the American people about it too, claiming he had NO KNOWLEDGE of what was going on.

He failed to protect the Southern border, and actively made it worse.

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Biden singlehandedly turned the Southern border into the worst illegal immigration crisis in US history. He reversed many policies set in place by the Trump administration, resulting in 2.3 million illegal immigrants flooding into the US under his watch, a historic high.


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Biden reversed the Trump-era policy that halted all funds going into Iran. The Wall Street Journal revealed the smoking-gun evidence proving that Iran trained AND funded Hamas before its gruesome terror attacks against Israel. Moreover, shortly before the attacks, the Biden administration unfroze $6 BILLION dollars of Iran's assets as a part of a prisoner swap. On top of this, Biden resumed $200 million worth of "humanitarian aid" to Gaza that Trump had ended—because the money was being used to buy weapons for Hamas.

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From groceries to house prices, everything seems to get more expensive, and you can thank Biden for that. Glenn recently exposed the truth about 'Bidenomics' and the havoc it has wrought on the American economy. Here are five economic milestones during the Biden administration that expose the glaring track record of "Bidenomics:"

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