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Saxby Chambliss


US Senator for Georgia

GLENN: Senator Saxby Chambliss. Senator, you have the greatest name given to any man alive.

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Well, I think so, too, Glenn, but Glenn's a pretty good name.

GLENN: Has anybody ever said Senator sexy Saxby Chambliss?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Listen, I've been called lots of names including that.

GLENN: Really? Listen, we wanted to get you on the phone because your race, you may be the stopgap of the 60 votes in the Senate or you may be the seat that causes that to happen for the Democrats. Do you have any comment on the place in history that you find yourself in today?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Well, Glenn, we're thinking about it in terms obviously of just being focused on our race and focused on reelection. We came within 8,000 votes out of 4 million of making it happen on November 4 and now we've got to make sure that all of our voters come back out. Obviously we do understand that the number 60 is a very critical number on the Democratic side and we know because of that they are working hard and spending a ton of money down here, Glenn, against us.

GLENN: I can't even imagine what they are spending. Explain the situation just a little bit. In Georgia you have to have at least 50%, otherwise you have to go into a runoff. You had 50% and then, of course, at the very last minute we're finding votes and now it's at, what is it, 49.8% that you have?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: That's right, 49.8. We were about 8,000 votes shy out of 4 million and the libertarian got about 3 1/2% and that's what threw it into a runoff. We actually beat my Democratic opponent by about 120,000 votes head to head but we didn't quite have enough folks to turn out frankly on election day. We had a 40-day early voting period and the Obama campaign, to their credit, did a good job of turning out Democrats and we didn't quite have enough Republicans to vote early or come on election day.

GLENN: Okay. So I saw a disturbing poll from the American people yesterday that said they don't have a problem with concentrated power in one party. They don't seem to have a problem. Do the voters in Georgia understand how important your race is?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Well, we're doing our best to educate them. Obviously that's part of our campaign to make sure that we do maintain the ability to stop bad legislation or shape bad legislation and if you give the Democrats a blank check, which certainly 60 votes would do, then they are going to enact legislation that a majority of Georgians are not in favor of and that certainly is part of our campaign.

GLENN: Give me some of the ideas that you think that they are going to do.

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Well, there's no question but one of the first things they are going to do is try to reinstate the moratorium on offshore drilling and the only way we can combat that is with legislation, and it's imperative, obviously if we move toward energy independence, we've got to have that. The card check is going to be a major piece of early legislation and taking away the secret ballot, which is a fundamental right. Raising taxes, you know, as I've been around the state, Glenn, which we did obviously on a regular basis leading up to the general election, I heard small business person after small business person say, Saxby, I'm not going to expand my business, I'm going to sit tight if Obama gets elected because we can't afford to grow our business in the face of knowing we're going to have our taxes raised.

GLENN: Oh, I -- 

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: So I think those are some fundamental issues that people understand.

GLENN: Senator -- well, let me get it from you. Where do you think that we stand in our country's history right now? How critical is this time period in our country's history?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: You know, we're kind of at a crossroads, Glenn, like we've never been at before. I mean, we're not only facing a serious financial crisis like we haven't seen since the early Thirties but at the same time that we're trying to address that, we're also in an energy crisis and major decisions have to be made there, and we're also, we're still in a war and I don't know of any time in the history of our great country where we have had three major issues like that that an incoming administration, particularly a liberal administration like this is going to have to deal with and it's kind of scary when you think that they may have the opportunity to address those three issues with a filibuster-proof Senate.


GLENN: I had Orrin Hatch on the day of the election and he believes that the Constitution, we are at a place, the Constitution is hanging by a thread. I had Joe Lieberman on just a few minutes after that and he agreed with that sentiment. Would you agree with that?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: I think you are right. I mean, the framers of the Constitution intended for there to be a balance of power and that balance of power may blow in the winds if we're not careful. And one thing I'm sure Orrin probably talked to you about that I also have a concern about is judicial appointments. If they have the 60 votes, you can imagine the judges that's going to be going to the bench.

GLENN: We're entering a place where the judges -- and we've been flirting with this, but we're entering a place where these activist judges are -- I mean, no matter what the people say, they can vote and vote and vote and vote and it doesn't matter because the judges will say, "Well, sorry, not going to do it."

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Yeah. I mean, anytime you have judges who want to legislate from the bench, there are ways that they can do it, and we've been blessed with this current administration of the two appointments to the Supreme Court which I think are two of the finest jurists that we've ever had on the extreme court but just as importantly if not more importantly at the circuit court level and the district court level we've had an awful lot of good judges appointed and unfortunately the Democrats have not lived up to their commitment to have all of the circuit judges confirmed that were confirmed in the Clinton administration and now the Obama administration's going to have the opportunity to fill that large number of vacancies that's out there.

GLENN: Senator Chambliss from Georgia. You know, the problem with the Republican party right now as I see it and I feel from the American people is they don't stand for conservative values anymore. I mean, they just, I don't -- they are old style Democrats, quite honestly in many ways when it comes to spending. Where do you stand on the financial situation and the out-of-control bailout situation?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Well, what we found out is that it's much tougher to govern in the majority and maintain all of those principles, Glenn, but you are right. The American people are demanding that we move back toward the basics that Ronald Reagan set out there for us, and as a party we've simply got to do that. You know, we've got this financial crisis with a plan in place that Lord knows whether it's going to work or not. We all hope it does, but we need to give it a chance to work before we even think about coming back with, first of all, another stimulus. The first one didn't work. And now it doesn't make much sense to throw another $100 billion out there.

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: It won't be $100 billion. You know that and I know it. It will be $300 billion.

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: You are probably right. And secondly, with respect to what's being talked about with the automobile industry, there are so many fundamental deep seated problems in the automobile industry that there's got to be a total restructuring of that industry to fix it. Throwing money at it today's not going to work.

GLENN: Senator, hold on just a second. Network break. Back in a flash.

GLENN: When all is said and done, the Democrats may indeed have a 60-seat majority in the Senate. The only two times that that has happened, we got the New Deal and the Great Society. It's only happened twice. Most Americans say that's not a problem to have one -- I don't know what's happened to America but they say that it's not a problem to have one party control everything. This isn't your grandfather's Democratic party anymore. This is full-fledged leftists and Marxists that have control and have the Democratic party by the throat. What does that mean and who's going to stand in the way? There is one race yet to be won. It is a runoff in Georgia between Senator Saxby Chambliss and his opponent in Georgia. The Democrats are funneling money from all over the country into this race. This is probably going to be the most expensive Senate race of all time because things could hinge, the actual course of America may hinge on this one seat. Senator Saxby Chambliss is with us.

Senator, we were talking -- and thank you so much for holding, sir, across the break. We were talking a second ago about General Motors and the big three automakers. Are you for a bailout of the automakers?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: I'm not, Glenn. Listen, I've always bought American-made automobiles from one of the Big Three. I think it's important that we have domestic automobile makers but, you know, they have created so many internal problems themselves that unless you have a major restructuring of the American automobile industry, then throwing money at it's not going to fix it.

GLENN: They would argue that it's not them, it's the unions supported by congress and it's congress themselves that have said you need to have higher fuel emission standards and they said at the time we can't afford to retool our plants. Congress made them retool it. Isn't it -- this is their argument: Isn't it partially congress' fault for doing this to us?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Well, if you are talking about loan guarantees to allow them to retool, I'm much more sympathetic to that because we need more flex engines. We need more battery powered vehicles. But if you are talking about throwing money as they are asking for now, Glenn, just to give them cash flow between now and the end of the year, if they can't get that from their banks, then that's not the function of the federal government to step in and provide that because it will be more money, more money, more money the further it goes.

GLENN: Well, let me ask you this, tough question on -- the Big Three automakers, if they go down, that's about three million jobs. How do you sell that to the American people?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: I don't think it's going to be a matter of them going down. I think if worse came to worse, the free market operates, they could take some sort of course of action that would permit restructuring either voluntary or involuntary and that's simply what's got to happen. You look at the legacy costs that have been created with these companies versus the costs of their competitors out there.

GLENN: Do you believe that -- I mean you look at Toyota. They are paying their workers $48 an hour. General Motors and Ford are paying almost $78 an hour and that's because of the unions. Do you believe with this liberal congress and this President that, this coming President, there's any way they don't pay that debt to the unions and save those jobs, if you will, at that kind of a rate?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: I think you are already hearing Obama say that's a priority of his and if they have the filibuster-proof Senate, then I think we're probably headed in that direction and that would truly be unfortunate.

GLENN: Let me -- may I just go down a few issues because you may be the most important race in America. Well, you certainly are today but I mean, you are in a very unique situation, and Americans, it is their responsibility to seek out those people that will help further and protect the Constitution. So let me go through a couple of things. Will you stand against a steeper climb on the progressive tax system? Will you stand against higher taxes?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Glenn, I've never voted for a tax increase and I never will. That's not going to help this economy to raise taxes.

GLENN: Obama and the Democrats want to abolish Guantanamo and bring those cases into civil court. I have had attorneys tell me that if you bring 200 of these cases into federal court, it will shut our system down. Are you for dismantling Guantanamo and bringing these into federal court?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Glenn, I've been to Guantanamo three times myself. I've seen the type of prisoner that's down there. Having practiced law for 26 years before I got into politics myself, whoever made that statement about shutting down the American system is absolutely right and I'm not in favor of that. I'm in favor of making sure that prisoners have certain rights but to give these guys who want to kill and harm us the rights that every other prisoner has and even greater rights now in some instances, if you look at the court decisions I think is just, it's wrong and I would not be in support of moving those folks out of Guantanamo.

GLENN: I fear that there is going to be a back door deal between the unions and all these, for instance, the automakers who are desperate for cash and everything else that I fear that there is a -- there is going to be a slippery slope right into, let us remove your burden of healthcare. Will you stand against universal government-controlled healthcare?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Absolutely. I campaign hard on the fact that I never want to take the right of an individual, take away the right of an individual to choose their own doctor and with the new administration coming in, that's exactly the direction we're headed in.

GLENN: Did you stand against the prescription drug bill that Bush pushed?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: I wound up voting for that bill.

GLENN: Why is that?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Well, I thought that there were a number of seniors out there that, number one we could save money on instead of them going into a nursing home or having more emergency room expenses if they had drugs available to them. And secondly that there was competition injected into there. I think having access, hasn't cost us as much money as what we thought it might.

GLENN: We had two presidential candidates that both said bring on cap and trade, a carbon tax that will totally transform the economy in America. Are you for cap and trade?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: I have been opposed to the proposal that's been laid out there by actually a bipartisan proposal and the reason I am is there's simply got to be a balance here between destroying the rest of the manufacturing industry in this country and making sure that we leave this country cleaner than what we inherited. All of us want clean air. All of us want clean water for our children and grandchildren, and we can do it but we've got to strike that right balance of making sure that jobs don't leave America as a result of this. You know, we are the leader of the free world but if we don't have the Indias and the Chinas on board with us, they are going to take every single manufacturing job we have if we're not careful.

GLENN: I have only about 10 seconds. So I need a yes or no answer on this one. Is there any scenario in which you see yourself supporting the Fairness Doctrine?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: No.

GLENN: Senator Chambliss, where can people donate if they like what your views are?

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: www.saxby.org.

GLENN: Got it. Best of luck, senator, we'll talk again.

SENATOR CHAMBLISS: Thanks, Glenn.

GLENN: You bet. Bye-bye.

The Supreme Court slapped down New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings Wednesday, arguing that strict limitations on the number of people in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship — while liquor stores, bike shops, and many other non-religious places face few or no restrictions at all — are in violation of the First Amendment.

On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere applauded Justice Amy Coney Barrett, who reportedly cast the deciding vote in the 5-4 ruling, as well as Justice Neil Gorsuch who took specific aim at Gov. Cuomo for limiting religious gatherings to as few as 10 people in some areas, while imposing "no capacity restrictions on certain businesses he considers 'essential'."

"It turns out the businesses the Governor considers essential include hardware stores, acupuncturists, and liquor stores," Gorsuch said. "Bicycle repair shops, certain signage companies, accountants, lawyers, and insurance agents are all essential too."

"Government is not free to disregard the 1st Amendment in times of crisis," Gorsuch wrote in a separate opinion.

Gov. Cuomo has since called the Supreme Court ruling "moot" and "irrelevant" because he had recently lifted restrictions in most of the affected areas.

"This is a trick they play all the time. They've done this with Second Amendment cases as well," Stu noted. "They'll put a ridiculous restriction in that's obviously not constitutional, keep it in place for a year while it goes through the courts, and right before it gets to the Supreme Court they withdraw the rule. So then the case gets thrown out because it's moot."

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Hey Joe, THIS is how you handle terrorists

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If you haven't seen the new Apple TV+ drama Tehran, it's definitely worth your time. It tells the story of an Israeli spy who sneaks into Iran to set up an attack on Iran's nuclear program. Now that the new Bond movie is delayed, this show has a little bit of everything to hold you over: international spies, hackers, double agents.

But I digress...

No matter how Hollywood tries to invent these stories — and this one is definitely good — they always fall short of what happens in real life. What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

What happened in Iran this past Friday is a movie waiting to happen.

Iran's top nuclear scientist, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, was assassinated as he was traveling to his private villa just a few miles east of Tehran. The operation involved a team of over 60 people. Around 50 logistical support agents backed up a dozen gunmen. They knew everything. His schedule, his private address, his classified movements, the route...

Fakhrizadeh was traveling in the middle of three armored vehicles. When they approached the ambush site, the hit team cut off all the electricity in the surrounding area. A car bomb was then remotely detonated, taking out the rear vehicle in the convoy. 12 gunmen proceeded to open fire on the other two cars. Iran's top nuclear scientist was dead, and NONE of the hit squad were wounded or arrested.

Now you can already guess where the blame is being directed this morning. Almost immediately, the fingers began to point at both Israel and the United States. The mainstream media is trying to paint this as an effort by Trump to sabotage a Biden effort to restart the Iran Nuclear Deal. Remember that "masterful" stroke of Middle East foreign policy? You know, the deal that included $150 BILLION — in cash — that Obama and Biden knew would be used to kill Americans and destabilize the entire region. Remember that?

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it.

They claimed their way was the only path to peace. What did they get from it? Iran spread out all the way to the literal doorstep of Israel. The elite Iraqi troops of the Republican Guard were staging in Syria, plotting that ultimate attack to take back Jerusalem. The entire region was set to explode... but then Trump scuttled the deal. What did it lead to? Historic peace agreements between the Arab world and Israel.

They said it was impossible... but Trump did it. He reimposed sanctions and launched a campaign to kill terrorists rather than give them money.

John Brennan took to Twitter this weekend to call the assassination a criminal act.

It echoes what they said when the top terrorist in the world — Qassem Soleimani — was assassinated in Iraq. Coincidentally, the Iranian government published artwork over the weekend depicting Soleimani and the, now dead, nuclear scientist standing side by side.

You see, now matter how people like Brennan and Biden might try and say otherwise, this is exactly the type of person Iran's "Robert Openheimer" was: a terrorist in the same category as Soleimani (but obviously with a lot more dangerous capability).

Iran has been protecting this man for two decades. They called him merely "an academic," but denied the UN IAEA inspectors to ever question him.

The rhetoric Iran fed the global community was that their nuclear program didn't have anything to do with weapons, and that this nuclear scientist was involved in research to improve their energy programs. But in 2007, the CIA said this was a cover story. In 2008, the United States froze his assets, and the IAEA made it public that this scientist was leading Iran's nuclear weapons project.

Iran called it "Projects 110 and 111." Fakhrizadeh was tasked with finding out how to miniaturize a nuclear warhead and make it durable enough so that it could survive re-entry into the atmosphere on top of an ICBM.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists.

Obama and Biden's nuclear deal didn't stop ANY of this. Israel revealed in 2018 that Projects 110 and 111 continued. Fakhrizadeh was specifically called out as still being the main man in charge.

Biden thinks his policy of accommodation will somehow bring us the peace that Neville Chamberlain once thought was possible with Hitler. When has this borne fruit with any maniacal tyrant or terrorist... ever?!

And that's exactly what Iran and their thugs are. They're terrorists! They're not a legitimate regime. Long before ISIS, the terrorists in Iran stole a country, planning to spread their caliphate all over the world. Members of Al Qaeda, despite being Sunni, enjoy free sanctuary under their protection. They want to burn Israel to the ground. They chant "death to America"... It's actually a holiday there.

There can be no accommodation with terrorists. Biden wants peace with Iran, and he'll probably roll out a red carpet and offer them a few hundred billion more dollars. We know this doesn't work. To quote Reagan, "there's one way to have peace and you can have it in this second... surrender."

That's how you deal with terrorists, and — whether we were involved or not — another one was just taken out.

How does a sports writer know how to fix America, and America's racial dilemma?

In a special edition of the "Glenn Beck Radio Program," Outkick sports columnist Jason Whitlock filled in Tuesday for Glenn to explain how we can bring America back together, lean into racial harmony, and restore the values of our Founding Fathers. Because if not us, then who will?

Jason started out by explaining how, during a recent appearance on the program, he felt a spiritual connection with Glenn, regardless of physical differences, as both share a common passion for God and country.

"Glenn and I share a kindred spirit. A kindred passion," Jason said. "We have two things that we love and are passionate about: God and country. I am not a minister. I'm a flawed sinner just like Glenn and just like you. But I am a believer. Believers share an energy that connects them, that cuts through our physical differences and makes those differences irrelevant relevant. That's what I felt when I met Glenn, an energy and a spirit that connects us. We are broadcasters, media personalities, operating in separate spaces, trying to talk to Americans, who share our passion."

Jason went on to say that he believes there are forces operating, both outside of and inside America, that are working to separate America from God, and that much of what we've witnessed in 2020 — from the racial division stirred by the mainstream and social media, to the rioting and looting by Antifa and Black Lives Matter, to the "remaking of the sports world into a shrine that celebrates resisting criminal suspects and denigrates this great country at every turn" — are symptoms and consequences of America's enemies separating God and country.

"We are one nation under God. We are nothing without Him," Jason continued. "The flawed sinners who founded this nation baked God into this country with their Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. That they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. That among those, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The foreign and domestic enemies of this nation are baking a new American cake. God isn't an essential ingredient in this new cake. He isn't an ingredient at all. The removal of faith is sewing the disharmony that is terrorizing and destroying the United States of America.

"Why am I here today? I'm here to tell you how we take our country back, how we restore the freedoms and the liberties our enemies seek to remove in their remaking of a godless America."

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One of the most shocking things British journalist, political commentator, and author of "The Madness of Crowds," Douglas Murray witnessed during his recent stay in America, was how many Americans are acting as if they live in 1930s Germany or behind the Iron Curtain, afraid to stand up and speak out because they're afraid of the consequences.

Murray joined the "Glenn Beck Podcast" this week to explain why he believes the state of America is actually worse than we realize, and how the Left's obsession with rewriting history has ushered in guilt, fear, and a "silent majority."

Murray said he's particularly "fed up" with those on the Right who are afraid to voice their opinion because they don't want to become the target of leftist mobs on social media.

"Do you think anyone in history who told the truth had an easy time? You've got the easiest time that any opposition movement ever did in history," Murray said.

"You cannot have these people in America living in a free society — which is for the time being free — pretending that they live under the circumstances of Jews in 1930s Germany," he added. "Speak up. Speak out. Don't be a silent majority; be a very damn noisy majority. And don't put up with the oppression of people who are totally insincere ... they want to make money. They want to win. Nothing more. Call them out ... and get back to what you should be doing as a nation."

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