Glenn Beck: Pelosi's #1 target

Congressman Michele Bachmann

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GLENN: Michele Bachmann is with us, one of the good guys in congress. Hello, congressman. How are you?

BACHMANN: Hey, it is great to talk with you, Glenn. I'm right here looking at our nation's capitol right now.

GLENN: I am sorry for that. Michele, first of all, let me ask you, how is the race going? It kills me. Harry Reid is still in the race and how far is he down. But you are up by nine points, and I actually saw a headline yesterday, Michele Bachmann, only up by nine points in Minnesota. In Minnesota, for the love of Pete!

BACHMANN: Al Franken country.

GLENN: Jeez.

BACHMANN: Let me tell you.

GLENN: Have you done a prison outreach at all yet?

BACHMANN: That's right, a prison outreach. Because we had 341 felons that had voted for Al Franken, that's right.

GLENN: No.

BACHMANN: Well, Speaker Pelosi has made me her number one target for defeat, and she raised almost a million dollars for my opponent just this last quarter. The pro abortion group Emily's List made me their number one target to defeat. So did the radical environmental group League of Conservation Voters. So I mean, they are very serious about making me their number one piñata to take down and they are doing everything they can.

GLENN: Hang on. How's your fundraising going?

BACHMANN: Well, we're keeping up. I mean, we're keeping up, we're keeping pace but we've got to keep on.

GLENN: Give me your web address.

BACHMANN: Oh, sure. It's MicheleBachmann.com. One L in Michele, two Ns, MicheleBachmann.com.

GLENN: How many Bs?

BACHMANN: One. I can't help it I married a guy with a German last name.

GLENN: Michele, MicheleBachmann.com. Michele, this financial regulation is coming through probably tomorrow.



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BACHMANN: Yeah.

GLENN: How much trouble are we in?

BACHMANN: We're in big trouble, Glenn, because it will mean continuous bailouts and only gets worse because now under this bill, the president bypasses congress. They don't have to go through that messy process of getting congress to vote on any more bailouts going forward. The president on his own can give bailouts. And what's worse, the president now has the authority to completely go into a viable private business and take it over. So the government can take over a private business if they, quote, deem it too big to fail. And, of course, these are all vague terms, but it would empower the president for the first time in our history to be able to just walk in and take over a private business.

GLENN: Let me ask you. How much of a stretch is it to think that a company that could be a threat to the economy, because that's how really to deemed to fail is kind of secondarily expressed in this bill, a threat to the economy, would be NewsCorp. I mean, why couldn't the president just go in and say, you know what? What you guys are doing, what you guys are saying is hurting the economy, it is bringing things down, you are being, you know, too negative. You could make a million excuses and go in and take over Fox, couldn't you?

BACHMANN: Well, under this law, that would be possible now. Before when you look at the White House walking in and taking over GM, Chrysler, Freddie, Fannie, AIG, the largest insurance company in America, the largest banks in America, CitiBank, Bank of America, they took over the student loan industry. Over 51% of our private economy has already come under either direct ownership or control of the federal government. That's happened, Glenn, in the last 18 to 20 months. It started under President Bush with the $700 billion bailout, but it's rocked up into mach speed under President Obama. It's a very frightening scenario and quite frankly if we can elect constitutional conservatives, a majority of constitutional conservatives this November, what we need to do is have the United States repeal all of that and get out of the federal government owning or controlling private industry. That's the real hidden story of the last 18 to 20 months is the federal government takeover of one private industry after another.

GLENN: Okay. Let me ask you two questions because you say, you know, we've got to have new Republicans, constitutional Republicans, free market thinkers.

BACHMANN: Constitutional conservatives.

GLENN: Yeah.

BACHMANN: To me it doesn't matter. We need constitutional conservatives.

GLENN: Got it.

BACHMANN: That's the majority we need.

GLENN: Constitutional — you know what? You can have constitutional — I'd rather have Penn Jillette in there than most of these other people. Just people who know the Constitution and understand freedom.

BACHMANN: That's right.

GLENN: So help me out with — help me out with this. Tell me, if we have these Democrats being thrown out of office and we have crummy Republicans being thrown out of office, there's a lame duck session.

BACHMANN: Yeah, that's right.

GLENN: You tell me what stops, you tell me what stops these people. Because this is my real fear. They are ramping up civil unrest.

BACHMANN: Yeah.

GLENN: These communists, the Black Panthers and everything else, they are going to ramp this stuff up all the way in October, into November. They are going to be in the polling areas, they are going to have — there's going to be cries of voter fraud from both sides of the aisle. We're not going to trust anything. Then Americans believe in fair play. If indeed these Republicans come in and they are the ones that have said we're going to repeal all of this stuff, the lame duck congress is then going to say, you cheated, you did this, you did that, and they are going to just jam through card check and absolutely everything else. They will also, I think, entangle us in foreign treaties. They will just rubber stamp foreign treaties. The people who believe in America and fair trade — fair play, we have sat through this, we have argued, we have played with the system the right way. If they do that in a lame duck session, it will set the country on fire. Now, you tell me. I think that works to his advantage, but you tell me, Michele, the odds that they won't do a lame duck session like that.

BACHMANN: I think the odds are very high that they will do that session. There's a reason why they are inkling right now, to set the stage and let everybody know what's coming. And I think you will see the biggest ticket items possible, amnesty for illegal aliens, I think you'll see the national energy tax, cap and trade, I think you'll see the card check to pass for the unions, the SEIU people. I think you'll see all of that and more, and huge egregious spending. I heard yesterday on natural resources committee they put $900 million into a bill, 90 times more than what they previously put in to purchase lands in the Western part of the United States, the federal government purchase of more Western land. They are setting themselves up to do all of this, but what can stop them in my opinion, before the election, would be shame, shaming them so that when they have town hall meetings, whether they're senators or members of congress, if your people who are armed with the knowledge go to these town hall meetings or confront them and say to them, will you say publicly that you will not vote for any of these measures in a lame duck session, then they will be put on the record now.

GLENN: Doesn't matter. President Obama was on the record that we wouldn't fund abortions. He signed an executive order. We're funding abortions now!

BACHMANN: Right. And it is a — for the first time in the history of the country. We have never had federal taxpayer funding of abortion before and this is the first time. And you are right, he looked in the camera. But that's one man. Not all of the senators and congressmen are Barack Obama, and shame may work on some of them. And I just think that there's something so beautiful about the honesty and integrity of the American people engaged in our wonderful system that we have here in our constitutional republic and so I just encourage people. That is some leverage that we have right now that when we have personal engagement with our members of congress, get them on record before November that they will not vote for any clandestine deal like a lame duck session. It's the best we've got right now. And then put your chips on November. Work actively to elect constitutional conservatives. With a majority like that, we can at least close the purse strings on President Obama. And you are right about the treaty. This START treaty is a disastrous treaty that would hurt our national security and that's something again President Obama's trying to give away the store and so we've got to make sure that that doesn't happen in the Senate.

GLENN: Michele Bachmann is with us. Michele, I want to switch gears here and stop talking about politics and talk a little bit about 8/28 and an event that I would love to have you at or speak at, but I can't

BACHMANN: Consider it done. I'm there.

GLENN: No, you can be there but I can't have you, I can't have you speak because I don't want this to be viewed as a political partisan kind of thing.

BACHMANN: Well, sure, sure.

GLENN: And you are a politician. I say that with respect for you. I don't mean to smear you with

BACHMANN: I'm a mother. That's what I really am.

GLENN: Smear you with the name politician. But you have donated a tour of the U.S. capitol with David Barton.

BACHMANN: Yes.

GLENN: Do you know when this is? Or is this whenever people want to do that?

BACHMANN: This is at the convenience of the person who's purchasing it.

GLENN: Okay. So you two can go on a tour, and he's an amazing guy.

BACHMANN: He really is.

GLENN: That can tell you stories about the capitol that you just, be mind blowing. But you are also going to take people where in the capitol?

BACHMANN: Well, we will go all through the capitol. I've gone on a David Barton tour of the capitol. There is nothing like it. You can walk through the beautiful marble halls of the capitol, but it won't come to the life, to life with the stories of our founders until you are with David Barton who shares the stories, and he pulls out literally original source documents and reads from those original documents the beautiful words of our founders, of their sacrifice, and their forward looking vision for all of us. And so we'll be going all through the capitol to give a spectacular tour. Both David Barton and myself will be giving this tour, and I'll give my insights and background that I have and my experiences here in the capitol, what we do, where we meet, what goes on. And David, of course, will be giving, like no one else can do other than David Barton, his lifetime of work understanding America's rich heritage of freedom, and he will be sharing that on the tour. It will be — it will be magnificent. I have gone on these tours and I will tell you, it is easy to be prone to despair sometimes working here in Washington D.C., but when I go on a David Barton tour, my heart sings and I'm inspired to continue and go on and continue with my work. So I want your listeners to know this will be one of the most inspiring —

GLENN: It will be.

BACHMANN: — tours of their life.

GLENN: It will be.

BACHMANN: — that they take. It will be a privilege to be on that tour.

GLENN: I will tell you that I have been trying to get down to Washington with David forever to do this tour and to have him show some things to me. He is the most amazing guy.

BACHMANN: He is.

GLENN: And to be able to walk around there with you and David Barton, and I have to let you know whoever wins this bid, I may be riding your coattails if I can free up my schedule that day, whatever day is selected, I want to go on the tour as well because it really is phenomenal.

BACHMANN: It is. It's like nothing you've ever seen before.

GLENN: Okay, Michele, thank you so much. And God bless you and thank you for all the hard work. And thank you for being somebody who is willing to stick their neck out and say the things that have to be said. You are a rare, rare gem in American politics right now, and I support you and God bless you. God bless you. Thanks, Michele.

BACHMANN: Thanks, Glenn. Thanks so much. And I look forward to having you come on that tour if you can make it.

GLENN: Michele Bachmann. By the way, you can bid on that and many of the other auction items. Many of them close on Monday.

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For the first time in the history of "The Glenn Beck Program," former President Donald Trump joined Glenn to give his take on America's direction under President Joe Biden compared to his own administration. He explained why Biden's horrific Afghanistan withdrawal was "not even a little bit" like his plan, and why he thinks it was "the most embarrassing event in the history of our country."

Plus, the former president gave his opinion on China's potential takeover of Bagram Air Base, the Pakistani Prime Minister, and Gen. Mark A. Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Glenn asked President Trump how similar the Biden administration's withdrawal from Afghanistan was to his administration's plan.

"Not even a little bit," Trump answered. "We had a great plan, but it was a very tenuous plan. It was based on many conditions. For instance, you can't kill American soldiers. ... You have to understand, I did want to get out. But I wanted to get out with dignity, and I wanted to take our equipment out. And I didn't want soldiers killed. ... What [Biden] did was just indefensible. He took the military out first and he left all the people. And then we became beggars to get the people out. I had a plan to get them out very quickly. But first, the Americans would go out."

Trump told Glenn that his plan included maintaining Bagram Air Base and explained why he would not have left "a single nail" behind in Afghanistan for the Taliban to seize.

"We were going to keep Bagram open," he explained. "We were never going to close that because, frankly, Bagram is more about China than it is about Afghanistan. It was practically on the other border of China. And now we've lost that. And you know who is taking it over? China is taking it over. We spend $10 billion to build that base. It's got the longest, most powerful runways in the world. And China has now got its representatives there and it looks like they'll take it over. Glenn, it's not believable what's happened. You know, they have Apache helicopters. These are really expensive weapons, and they have 28 of them. And they're brand-new. The latest model."

Glenn mentioned recent reports that Gen. Milley, America's top military officer, made "secret phone calls" to his counterpart in China while President Trump was in office.

"I learned early on that he was a dope," Trump said of Gen. Milley. "He made a statement to me — and I guarantee that's what happened to Biden — because I said, 'We're getting out of Afghanistan. We have to do it.' And I said, 'I want every nail. I want every screw. I want every bolt. I want every plane. I want every tank. I want it all out, down to the nails, screws, bolts ... I want every single thing. And he said, 'Sir, it's cheaper to leave it than it is to bring it.'

"The airplane might have cost $40 million, $50 million ... millions and millions of dollars. So, you think it's cheaper to leave it than to have 200 pilots fly over and fly all the equipment out? ... I said, you've got to be nuts. I mean, give me a tank of gas and a pilot and I just picked up a $40 million-dollar airplane. It was amazing. So, I learned early that this guy is a dope. But what he did, is he hurt our country ... and he shouldn't have been allowed to do it. And bad things should happen to him."

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In a shocking but underreported conversation ahead of the G7 Speakers' meeting in London last week, Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi admitted that the administration knows China is committing "genocide" against the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang region, but thinks working with the regime on climate change is more important.

On the radio program, an outraged Glenn Beck dissected Pelosi's speech and broke down how — along with the Biden administration's abandonment of Americans in Afghanistan, and the Democrat decision to follow measures of medical "equity" — the far left is revealing how little they really care about human life.

Glenn played a video clip of Pelosi making the following statement:

We've always felt connected to China, but with their military aggression in the South China Sea, with their continuation of genocide with the Uyghurs in Xinjiang province there, with their violation of the cultural, linguistic, religious priority of Tibet, with their suppression of democracy in Hong Kong and other parts of China, as well – they're just getting worse in terms of suppression, and freedom of speech. So, human rights, security, economically [sic].

Having said all of that ... we have to work together on climate. Climate is an overriding issue and China is the leading emitter in the world, the U.S. too and developed world too, but we must work together.

"We have Nancy Pelosi admitting the United States of America knows that they're not only committing [genocide], they're continuing to commit it. Which means, we've known for a while," Glenn noted. "And what does she say? She goes on to say, yes, they're committing genocide against the Uyghurs, but having said that, I'm quoting, 'the overriding issue,' is working together on climate change.

"Would we have worked with Hitler on climate change? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the bomb? Would we have worked with Hitler on developing the Autobahn? Would we have worked with Hitler on his socialized medicine? Would we have worked with Hitler on any of his national, socialist ideas?" he asked.

"The answer is no. No. When you're committing genocide, no! She said 'we have to work together on climate,' because climate is the 'overriding issue.' The overriding issue? There is no way to describe this mindset. That, yes, they are killing an entire group of people because of their ethnicity or religion. They are systematically rounding them up, using them for slave labor, and killing them, using their organs and selling them on the open market. They are nothing more than cattle. For us to recognize it and do nothing about it is bad enough. But to say, 'we recognize it, but we have bigger things to talk to them about,' is a horror show."

Glenn went on to urge Americans to "stand up together in love, peace, and harmony," or risk watching our nation become the worst plague on human life yet.

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The fall of Lehman Brothers in 2008 marked the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and economic collapse was felt throughout the world. But now China's own version of Lehman Brothers, Evergrande, is teetering closer and closer to that edge, too. On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck gave the latest update and predicted how it will affect Asian markets and what it could mean for America's economy.

Glenn explained why he believes a major collapse that is happening now in China will have a cascading effect into a "controlled collapse," a managed decline that will dramatically change America's economy and the way we all live.

"You will not recognize your lifestyle. Hear me," Glenn warned. "And that's not a right-left thing. That's a right-wrong thing. We're on the wrong track. I'm telling you now, there's new information and you are not going to recognize the American lifestyle. ... It could happen tomorrow. It could happen in five years from now, but it will happen. We are headed for a very different country. One where you don't have the rights that you have. And you certainly don't have the economic privileges that Americans are used to."

"The same thing that happened in 2008 is now happening in China," Glenn continued. "This time, it's going to take everything down. When it collapses, it will take everything down."

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Justin Haskins, editorial director of the Heartland Institute, joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to expose a shocking conversation between two Great Reset proponents — Klaus Schwab, chairman of the World Economic Forum, and Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank (Europe's equivalent to the Fed).

The way Schwab and Lagarde discuss the role central banks should play in establishing societal norms, determining your way of life, and defending against potential crisis is proof that the Great Reset is upon us, Justin explained. And the scariest part is that they're not even trying to hide it. The entire, unbelievable conversation has been published on the WEF website, which you can read here.

Glenn read an excerpt from the conversation:

Christine Lagarde: At the ECB, we have now wrapped up and concluded our strategy review, which was the first one in 17 years. And I was blessed to have an entire Governing Council unanimously agree that the fight against climate change should be one of the considerations that we take when we determine monetary policy. So at least the European Central Bank is of the view that climate change is an important component in order to decide on monetary policy. ...

Can we arrive at that trade-off between fighting climate change, preserving biodiversity and yet securing enough growth to respond to legitimate demands of the population? And my first answer, Klaus, to be firm, is that to have a way of life, we need life. And in the medium term, we do have major threats on the horizon that could cause the death of hundreds of thousands of people. So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. ...

So we have to think life, first. We have to think way of life, second. How can we come together to make sure that we secure the first priority, which is life, and also protect the way of life that people have? And make sure that the cost of it is not so high for some people, that they just cannot tolerate it. I think that the trade-off that we reach will probably require some redistribution, because it is clear that the most exposed people, the less privileged people are those that are going to need some help.

"Do you understand, America, what that means?" Glenn exclaimed. "You have elites, that you never elected, that are having these meetings ... deciding what is a legitimate need for you. And telling you that your needs are going to go away in your lifetime. You may not see a time where you get wants again. Just your needs are going to be addressed. Am I reading this wrong?"

"This is absolutely what is being said here," Justin agreed. "She's very clear that we need to make sure that way of life is second to life. We have to save all these people, hundreds of thousands of people are going to die from this supposedly existential threat of climate change. And their wants, and their desires, and their quality of living, all of that has to come second."

"This is a central bank saying this. This is not an elected official, who is accountable directly to the people. This is a central bank saying, we're going to print money. We're going to use monetary policy, to impose these ideas, to rework society in order to accomplish our goals," Justin added, addressing Lagarde's call for "some redistribution."

Will Great Reset elites — not elected by the U.S. — soon be dictating to the rest of the world? Watch the video clip below to hear Glenn and Justin break it down:

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