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‘I Thought … That Was Sacred’: Don’t Miss John Kelly’s Response to Gold Star Controversy

What happened?

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly became emotional during his response to a congresswoman’s characterization of remarks between President Donald Trump and an Army widow.

Kelly defended Trump against Rep. Frederica Wilson, who reportedly listened in on a confidential phone call between the president and the widow of an American soldier killed in Niger and then talked about it to the press.

What did he say?

Kelly slammed Wilson as an example of our society’s scorn for the things that truly matter.

“I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or a woman to die on the battlefield … that might be sacred,” Kelly said.

Glenn’s take:

Glenn praised Kelly’s “emotional and genuine” response on today’s show: “If anyone has something to say of substance here, it’s Kelly. He has lived this nightmare when his son was killed.”

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: Is nothing sacred in this country anymore? Anything?

Representative Frederica Wilson's politicizing of a phone call between President Trump and a Gold Star mom is disgusting.

But if you heard General Kelly yesterday respond, you heard him ask much deeper questions than I've heard from anyone else.

VOICE: And I thought at least that was sacred. You know, as a kid growing up, a lot of things were sacred in our country. Women were sacred. Looked upon with great honor. That's obviously not the case anymore, as we've seen from recent cases. Life. The dignity of life is sacred. That's gone. Religion, that seems to be gone as well. Gold star families, I think that left in the convention over the summer.

I just thought the selfless devotion that brings a man or woman to die on the battlefield, I just thought that that might be sacred.

GLENN: I listened to the whole thing. We're going to play his whole speech here later on in the broadcast. I don't think I've seen anything this emotional and just this genuine from anyone in, I don't know how long.

If anyone has something to say of substance here, it's Kelly. He has lived this nightmare, when his son was killed. Every American should listen to Kelly's, you know, talking when what happens when our soldiers fall in combat. How he walked after this -- this debate started. How he took an hour and a half and just walked Arlington cemetery. And how he looked for the names that he had ordered, to do something, that put them in the ground.

What made this so devastating was knowing that as he was describing in detail how a slain soldier is packed in ice and then laid in his coffin, he was visualizing his own memories, his own son, his own pain.

He told the president that because of the pain involved, there's really no good way to talk about say soldier dying in combat to the family. But to Trump's credit, he tried anyway.

Now, what does that say for the state of our country, that someone was waiting to turn this into a political advantage? What is happening to us?

Shame on Wilson. And anyone else that's trying to score a win from this. To prompt a man that has lost a son in combat, to explain how this works, is insult on injury.

And all of it because of politics. You can -- I can guarantee you, that as he was walking through articulating cemetery, he was thinking, why am I serving? What am I serving? Who am I serving anymore?

What country -- what does it even stand for? One side may have started it, but we're both engaged in it now. And we have to stop it.

Kelly deserves better than this. Gold star families deserve better than this. Our country deserves better than this. You deserve better than this.

Truly, is nothing sacred in this country anymore?

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Unmasking the OTHER Deadly Pandemic: What's Killing Our Kids

There is an all-out assault on the social fabric of our country. The kids are NOT all right. In the name of "progress," we're destroying their minds with Marxist lies. In the name of "safety," we're destroying their souls by keeping them locked down.

On his Glenn TV special this week, Glenn Beck takes on the national suicide that the Left is committing by destroying our culture and way of life and how it's also leading to actual suicide of our kids. Experts on the front lines expose how the lies of critical race theory are crippling our children's future and provide tools for parents to fight back.

Finally, Glenn hears from a parent who tragically lost his teen son, who took his own life due to COVID isolation. He has a powerful message for parents, teachers, and politicians who he says are failing our kids.

Watch the special in full below:

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Edwin has spent enough time in the media to see all of its warts (there are a lot). And he's speaking out about it and its role in ignoring history at our nation's peril.

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The New Red Scare & Our 'Reality Czars'

The American Red Scare of the 1950s may be one of the most important — and most terrifying — events in our nation's history. It was a witch hunt — an all-out assault — on any American citizen deemed to be a threat simply because of their thoughts.
Led by Senator McCarthy, the House of Un-American Activities Committee destroyed lives. Mere accusations sometimes meant you were stripped of your job and your dignity. Sound familiar?

On Glenn TV tonight, Glenn Beck outlines how we've gone from pursuing alleged communists to pursuing "right-wing extremists." But how are our new "reality czars" defining that? Is it Trump supporters, red-state Republicans, conspiracy-theorist "nut jobs"? Our new Red Scare is here, America. Are you on the list? Later, Donald Trump Jr. joins Glenn to call out this modern McCarthyism and explains the real reason for President Trump's second impeachment trial.

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Only BlazeTV subscribers can watch the full, unedited interview with Donald Trump Jr., free from "reality czars." Glenn asks Don Jr. how President Trump is handling the impeachment, what happens to the conservative movement going forward, and whether it will be led by a Trump. Subscribe now, and save $30 off a one-year subscription with code GLENN at checkout.


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