Glenn interviews McCain

GLENN: Senator John McCain is with me. Hello, senator, how are you, sir?

SENATOR McCAIN: Hello, Glenn, you rascal, how are you?

GLENN: I'm very good. Listen, I want to start with just a tough question for you. You know that I and I have our differences but I appreciate the fact that you are always a straight talker. So if you don't mind, I want to ask you the toughest question first and that is

SENATOR McCAIN: Okay.

GLENN: Have you checked your tire pressure today?

SENATOR McCAIN: You know, I was just going to go out early and check and, you know, we're on the bus today and I've got to do that and

GLENN: Do you know we could

SENATOR McCAIN: I have a my tire, my pressure gauge says Obama's energy plan.

GLENN: Right. Do you know that if you just, on that big huge bus, if you did that and checked your windshield wiper fluid, we could kiss Saudi Arabia goodbye by Tuesday?

SENATOR McCAIN: All our problems would be over, my friend. I don't know why I didn't think of that.

GLENN: I know. You're not doing your part.

SENATOR McCAIN: Do you think that the tire gauge thing is naive, it's a lie, or just one of the dumbest things you've ever heard come out of somebody's mouth?

SENATOR McCAIN: I just think it's a lack of understanding of the energy crisis in America, the fact that Americans are still paying $4 a gallon for gas and that, of course, ask AAA or anybody else will tell you obviously we should inflate our tires. But that's not an energy policy. That's a public service announcement. That's what it is.

GLENN: Barack Obama said that we have to break our oil addiction and it will take nothing less this is a quote nothing less than a complete transformation of our economy.

SENATOR McCAIN: Oh, my.

GLENN: I mean, you know, I don't know if that's necessarily a good idea.

SENATOR McCAIN: It's going to require, as I've seen you talk about, an "All of the above" approach. Wind, solar, nuclear, offshore drilling, all of the clean coal technology. I'm in Ohio. We're sitting on the world's America sits on the world's largest resources of coal, clean coal technology. Alternate energy. Automobiles that are electric powered. Hybrid. All of the, all of the flex fuel. All of the things we need to do, and nuclear power has got to be, Glenn, a big part of it.

GLENN: How come

SENATOR McCAIN: And he says he doesn't want to store it and he doesn't want to reprocess it. You've got to do that, the spent nuclear fuel. You've got to do it.

GLENN: You know, how come the American people or do you think I I think they are actually starting to wake up to this. For instance, Nancy Pelosi by the way, do you have a copy of her new book?

SENATOR McCAIN: No, I haven't, but I know you read it cover to cover.

GLENN: Yeah oh, no, no, it's fantastic. I bought all 2,000 copies that were sold. Nancy Pelosi is saying, you know, we're not going to drill but she's telling the Democrats if you are in trouble in your own district, you go ahead and say, well, I want to drill, I'm for that. These guys, these guys are lying to the American people about what their real intentions are. Do you believe that or not?

SENATOR McCAIN: 9%, 9% approval rating of congress. The cynicism is justified. Look, the thing that Americans are mad about and my Republican friends led by John Bainer and the house are saying, look, allow a vote, allow a vote. Americans, overwhelming majority of Americans want to drill offshore. So allow a vote on it. Let's let the Democratic instead they shut down and they go on a five week vacation, a five week vacation while Americans are paying $4 a gallon for gas. I mean, you can't make it up. You can't make it up. My session, I'm going to call them back into session and say stay there until you get something done for a change.

GLENN: Look over the horizon for me. Tell me if America doesn't change its energy policies now and at least engage in transitional drilling for a very long time. Look over the horizon. What does America look like, what does Russia look like, what role does everybody play if we follow a plan of not drilling and not going for any kind of oil or our own energy and nuke power?

SENATOR McCAIN: First let me comment, what do you think Saddam Hussein would be doing if oil were $125 or $130 or $140 a barrel, by the way? I think America looks more and more dependent, I think Russia becomes more and more aggressive in the, quote, near abroad. Georgia, Ukraine, the Baltic countries and others. Notice that they cut the oil flow to the Republic, Czech Republic after they made an agreement with us on missile defense. There's no doubt that these countries are not only emboldened but they are able to engage in more aggressive activity. And finally, to state the obvious, $700 billion a year to countries that don't like us very much. And it's a fact that some of that money goes into the hands of terrorist organizations. I mean, that's published, published facts. So it's an economic, it's climate, environmental and it is a national security issue. Americans are ready to go on this, Glenn. Thanks for all you've been talking about. Americans are ready to drill offshore, they're ready for nuclear power. Why should it take the French five years to build a nuclear power plant and us ten, fifteen, twenty? There's no excuse for that.

GLENN: Will you consider Paris Hilton as your vice president?

SENATOR McCAIN: I think that she's got you've got a great sense of humor. I think it's hilarious. I think it's hilarious.

GLENN: John McCain, hold on just a second. Thank you for being on the program. Back in a flash.

As the Senate prepares for former President Trump's second impeachment trial, many are asking whether it's constitutional to try a president after leaving office. Alan Dershowitz, lawyer and host of the of "The Dershow," joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to talk about the legal battles Trump still faces.

Dershowitz said he believes the Senate doesn't have the authority to convict Trump, now that he's a private citizen again, and thus can't use impeachment to bar him from running for office again.

"The Constitution says the purpose of impeachment is to remove somebody. He [Trump] is out of office. There's nothing left to do.
It doesn't say you can impeach him to disqualify him for the future. It says, if you remove him you can then add disqualification, but you can't just impeach somebody to disqualify them," Dershowitz said.

"The Senate can't try ordinary citizens. So once you're an ordinary citizen, you get tried only in the courts, not in the Senate. So it's clearly unconstitutional," he added.

Dershowitz, who served on Trump's legal team during the first impeachment trial, also discussed whether he thinks Trump is legally (or even just ethically) responsible for the Capitol riot earlier this month, and whether those engaging in violence could be considered "domestic terrorists."

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A new, shocking CBS News poll shows that the majority of Americans believe they're facing a new enemy: other Americans.

More than two-thirds of poll respondents said they believe democracy in the U.S. is "threatened," and 54% said "other people in America" are the "biggest threat to the American way of life," rather than economic factors, viruses, natural disasters, or foreign actors.

Will it be possible to unite our nation with statistics like that? On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn and Stu discussed the poll numbers and what they mean for our future.

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Countless leaders on the left are now arguing that removing President Donald Trump from office won't be enough — they're now calling for the president's "cult-like" supporters to be "deprogrammed." And it's not just fringe politicians.

During an appearance on "Real Time with Bill Maher" last week, former NBC anchor Katie Couric said, "The question is, how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump."

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi questioned whether the nation needs "a 9/11-type commission" to determine whether President Trump was colluding with Russian President Vladimir Putin "the day that the insurgents invaded our Capitol." Clinton also made sure to include her favorite "deplorables" in her unsubstantiated conspiracy theory:

"But we now know that not just [Trump] but his enablers, his accomplices, his cult members, have the same disregard for democracy," Clinton said to Pelosi.

Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson and New York Times Magazine's Nikole Hannah-Jones agreed that there is a need for "millions of Americans, almost all white, almost all Republicans" to be deprogrammed and punished, during an MSNBC interview last week.

Now, a story from the Washington Post is also preaching that narrative and even added that we need more restrictions for conservatives on social media and in the broadcast industry.

"So now we have to be deprogrammed? We've heard this over and over and over and over again, for months," said Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday. He read through the shocking details of the Washington Post op-ed and discussed the extraordinary dangers of the latest anti-conservative movement in America.

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As calls for censorship and restrictions against conservative voices get louder, Glenn Beck said he feels an "awesome responsibility" to speak, not the words he'd personally like to say, but those he believes the Lord would want him to share.

"It's an awesome responsibility, and one that I am not worthy of," Glenn said. "I want to say ... what He wants me to say. And I have to listen very carefully, because I feel the same way you do. But that will get us nowhere."

Glenn said it's time for Americans who are awake — not woke — to come together, no matter which side of the political aisle you're on, and stand with the truth.

"We are the Alamo, we will stand. But we desperately, desperately need you," Glenn said. "We need the people who are awake — not woke — awake. You may disagree with us. We are your allies, not your enemies. And if you will not stand with us in our hour of need, there will be no one left to stand with you in your hour of need. We must all come together, anyone who is awake."

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