Glenn interviews Senator Orrin Hatch

US Senator Orrin Hatch

GLENN: One of the guys who has been helping behind the scenes is Senator Orrin Hatch. The senator and I, we have differing opinions on things, and I have both praised the man and taken him to task, but I find him an honorable man. And really that is the one thing that is lacking in Washington is honor. He is one of the guys who has been helping behind the scenes. Several people have been helping on this particular event, but I wanted to get him on because I want to talk to him a little bit first of all to say thank you for this. And also the financial bill. Welcome, Senator Orrin Hatch to the program. How are you, sir?

HATCH: I'm doing fine, Glenn. Nice to talk to you. I don't think we differ on too many things.

GLENN: I think — you know my biggest thing I think we differ on is a conversation that we had, I don't know, a couple of years ago — or a year ago or so on Cass Sunstein.

HATCH: Oh, yeah.

GLENN: You said to me, you know, I just don't think that he's going to do all that, you know, much damage. And where we differ, Senator, I think is you're more of an optimist and you have more hope in people in Washington than I do.

HATCH: Well, he wrote the book on cost benefit analysis and that's — look, I differ with him on almost everything he teaches.

GLENN: Right.

HATCH: Just like you do. But when it comes to cost benefit analysis, this administration needs that. And hopefully he will do a job there.

GLENN: Oh, he's doing a job.

HATCH: He wrote the book on it and hopefully he can prove to be good there. And I generally take the position that the president should have the team that he wants unless there's some really important reason for not allowing it, and in that particular case I felt like since he's the authority on that, you know, that's not a bad appointment. And he promised me he would keep himself restrained to cost benefit analysis of their programs.

GLENN: This is —

HATCH: You don't believe him ?

GLENN: Not for a second. I think this guy is the most dangerous man in America, but this is where we disagree.

HATCH: Yeah.

GLENN: But let's move on. Can you help me with the financial reform bill? You are standing against it today, are you not?

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HATCH: Oh, yeah. I think that's going to be a disaster to this country.

GLENN: I mean, we have Roubini saying that the economy is about — the global economy is about to fold in on itself and we have a financial bill that rips the heart out of this engine.

HATCH: You know, the interesting thing is that I don't think it's going to be very hard on Wall Street. It's going to be hard on Main Street.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

HATCH: Main Street didn't cause these problems.

GLENN: Oh, yeah.

HATCH: It was Wall Street and the large banks. And I tell you it's just amazing how that's come about. And they do absolutely nothing about Fannie and Freddie where it all began. We're facing a trillion dollars of taxpayer losses because of Fannie and Freddie.

GLENN: Tell me some of the things that are in this bill that people just don't know and need to know.

HATCH: Well, there are a lot of things in there. I think the most important thing is number — what's not in there and that is they are doing nothing about Fannie and Freddie and that's going to continue on at a huge cost to taxpayers and we're going to find in the future we're going to have to bail out Fannie and Freddie because of the mess that they are making. But it has the consumer protection aspect that adds to four different consumer aspects, you know, that we already have in place who didn't do the job. So we're going to get some more bureaucrats who won't do the job? This administration's great at creating government jobs. They are not very good at creating private sector jobs, and you can just go on and on. The impositions that they are going to put on banks, and I might add the too big to fail, they say it's not going to augment too big to fail. Of course it is. There's funds in there to do that. There are questions about — well, we're going to allow a lot of bureaucrats to determine systemic risk.

GLENN: Are you —

HATCH: And that's not the way to go, you know? I could just go on and on.

GLENN: Are you — is there any chance of stopping this at all?

HATCH: Well, I don't think so because we've lost three of ours. You know, I make the point over and over. You know, I'm vice chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Everybody knows me and if I can get them on the phone, they will give money to help us try and fight these things, but I've got to tell you, last year at this time when we only had 40 senators, some of the people who always gave, just a few of them would say, well, I'm sick of you Republicans, too, because look at what you did. You had six years where you controlled both houses and the presidency and look what you did, and I always answered it this way: Yeah, we should have done better and the president should have given us veto power in the first seven years. But you need to know something. At that time I was in the Senate 33 years and I said, I've been in the Senate 33 years and there's not been one day where we had a fiscal conservative majority in the Senate. We've always had three to six liberal Republicans from blue states. You know, in a way you can't blame them, but who would go with the all liberal Democrats. And the only reason we've won a lot of things is I'm sure good presidential leadership, Reagan, Bush 1, Bush 2 and even Clinton on occasion but, you know, most of the time we just didn't have the votes from a fiscal conservative standpoint. I just live for the day when we have 60 votes in the Senate who are fiscal conservatives.

GLENN: Are you concerned at all after the election that this lame duck congress is going to rubber stamp every radical idea and jam it through?

HATCH: You are darn right I'm concerned. What they do is they come up with a huge continuing resolution and they throw everything in there but the kitchen sink and even that sometimes. And frankly we just have to stop it. Fortunately we do have 41 Republicans, and some of the Democrats are starting to get a little jittery, too. So we'll just have to see. But they are going to try and put all kinds of stuff in there like card check and so forth.

GLENN: Senator, I thank you very much for your time.

HATCH: Great to be with you. I'm looking forward to seeing you out in my hometown of Salt Lake.

[NOTE: Transcript may have been edited to enhance readability - audio archive includes full segment as it was originally aired]

Bill O'Reilly joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Friday to discuss a recent House Homeland Security Committee briefing on the impact of the 9/11 terror attacks, during which "national security experts" claimed "right-wing" groups pose a greater threat to the United States than groups like the Taliban or Al-Qaeda.

Glenn played two video clips from the briefing that showed Senior Fellow Brookings Institute Center for Middle East Policy, Daniel Byman, and former National Intelligence Council Chair during the Obama administration, Christopher Kojm, in apparent agreement that "right-wing extremists" are a bigger threat to Americans today than "jihadists."

"I'm someone who has written extensively on both jihadist groups, but also right-wing, white supremacist groups," Byman says in the first video clip. "And in my mind, there's no question that today in the United States, the right-wing and white supremacist violence is a much greater risk."

"I agree with your assessment and those of my colleagues who have spoken already, there's little doubt that the domestic terrorist threat from white nationalists and right-wing extremist groups is greater than the jihadist threat today," Kojm states in the second clip.

"Who are those idiots?" O'Reilly exclaimed. "It's just unbelievable ... they're not even in the same universe. Yeah, there are bad neo-Nazi Americans running around, yeah, but there are very few of them. I mean, the jihadists are causing death and destruction, death and destruction all over the world. Not just in the United States. These people are so blatantly irresponsible and ignorant, it's just staggering."

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The Biden administration was recently caught lying about the White House dog, Major, and his history of biting Secret Service agents, according to newly released emails.

On "The Glenn Beck Radio Program," Glenn argued that, if the current administration is willing to lie about something so meaningless to the American people, what else are they willing to lie about? For instance, the State Department claims that there are only about 200 American citizens left in Afghanistan who want to be evacuated. But Glenn has heard very different reports from people on the ground. Is it safe to assume they're currently lying to us about all kinds of things — from the "new and improved" Taliban, to the number of Americans left behind in Afghanistan?

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Tonight on "Glenn TV," Glenn Beck outlines everything that led up to the chaos in Kabul in a blow-by-blow takedown that SHOULD lead to massive resignations within the Biden administration and top military brass. Americans died. Americans are – TO THIS DAY – still stranded, and it is ALL on President Joe Biden.

Glenn interviews The Nazarene Fund's Rudy Atallah who gives an update on the total rescue numbers and details the obstacles he's had to overcome with the State Department. He explains why he believes they are thwarting private sector rescue efforts and says the numbers of Americans begging to be rescued are in the thousands — not hundreds — and "will exceed any number that has come out of Jen Psaki's mouth." While The Nazarene Fund rescue efforts continue in a more perilous Afghanistan, Rudy reveals another terrifying obstacle: Chinese and Russians resources deployed to assist the Taliban in rounding up church leaders, women, journalists, and lawyers who put terrorists away.

Glenn also interviews Tim Kennedy, an Afghanistan war veteran and president of Sheepdog Response who partnered with to sneak past the Taliban and bring thousands to safety. He details the moment the bomb went off when he was on the ground at the Kabul airport and addresses the Taliban kill list. "They will kill babies, execute women, and cut your tongue out. That's just the G-rated stuff."

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck, Stu Burguiere, and Pat Gray ripped into President Joe Biden's latest speech in which our commander in chief touted the Afghanistan withdrawal as an "extraordinary success" that was "designed to save American lives" — despite the loss of 13 of America's finest, our military equipment in the hands of our enemies, and scores of Americans and allies still trapped in Afghanistan.

"This was not a success by any stretch of the imagination and people need to be held accountable," Glenn asserted. "Because if this is allowed to stand, and these people are just allowed to continue on with no ramifications, you don't not want to see what our military will turn into. I am telling you now, we will become the darkest force ever, ever to walk the earth. With our technology, and our resources, with our fighting machines that soon can be run robotically, we will make the Nazis look like rookies ... this must not continue!"

Glenn then played a video clip from the speech in which President Biden claimed that the "Taliban has made public commitments, broadcast on television and radio across Afghanistan, on safe passage for anyone wanting to leave, including those who worked alongside Americans."

"Anyone who says, 'Oh, they're going to let them through their checkpoint,' doesn't know their ass from their elbow!" Glenn responded. "They have no idea what is going on, or they are lying. So, Mr. President, which one is it? Do you not really know what's going on? If so, the 25th Amendment should be invoked. If you do know what's going on, then you should be impeached for lying to the American people on such a grand scale, it's staggering!"

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