Glenn Beck: How Congress 'works'

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GLENN: Hang on just a second. This is breaking news. We should have started it the right way.

DAN: This is breaking urgent news on the Glenn Beck program.

STU: That's right. Thank you for that wonderful introduction. Right now I'm in Washington and we're watching the congress at work. They realize we are in an energy crisis and they realize that people are paying a lot of money for gas. It's really weighing on people's personal budgets and their pocket books, if they carry them. And right now, Glenn, they are doing that by, of course, the one step that congress is allowed to take under the Constitution which is interviewing Scott McClellan about his new book.

VOICE: Do you know what steps were taken by the White House to conduct an investigation into the internal leak?

GLENN: Are we talking about an oil leak here? What kind of leak? One of the refineries that is leaking right now that is causing this oil?

STU: Well, Scott McClellan wrote in his book about that Valerie Plame thing. So... thus the hearings. Hold on. Listen.

VOICE: -- sentence. Now, this would seem -- well, do you regard this as in any way in violation of the President's pledge to find out all the information he could and making public about --

STU: That means a million barrels of oil have been found.

GLENN: Well, how is this finding oil?

VOICE: It does undermine our system of justice in my view.

STU: Yes, yes. Do you hear that?

GLENN: I don't know what you're --

STU: That means ANWR is open.

GLENN: No, I think this is -- I think this is really just about the Scooter Libby thing.

STU: No, he's got a new book out. Listen to this.

VOICE: He did say anything that was involved in this -- I said on his behalf no one would be on this --

STU: You know what that means, Glenn.

GLENN: No, I --

STU: We can now drill off the coast of Florida. In fact, all of that gas is already to the pumps. You are probably down to, like, $2.50 a gallon right now if you check outside.

GLENN: But Stu, I really do believe this doesn't have anything to do with oil.

STU: No, no. Listen, listen, listen.

VOICE: I do not know that. I do not make that claim and I do not have the information to know whether or not that was the thinking. I had already left the White House by the time he commuted Scooter Libby.

STU: Oil on the continental shelf is now available to be drilled. See, he's switching to oil technology.

VOICE: Let me, on behalf of some members of the committee apologize to the aspersions of your motives instead of questioning --

STU: (Inaudible). He's nonconcerned about the evidence of Scott McClellan.

GLENN: Yeah, now that he's got a book out. This is amazing. This is absolutely amazing. What is up with us! This is absolutely incredible. I can't take it anymore. We'll go back to Stu in Washington maybe a little later on in the program. Stu, are you back in the studio yet?

STU: Yeah, Glenn, I'm here. Thank God that oil shale has opened up.

GLENN: Amtrak is really fast.

The conditions in Afghanistan under the Taliban rule — for Americans, allies, Christians, women and more — continue to deteriorate, and the people there continue to plead that we will not forget them. On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck gave an emotional update on current evacuation efforts, including the tragic story of one girl — an American passport holder — who was not rescued in time.

"I have a pit in my stomach like I haven't had in a while. What is happening in Afghanistan is both miraculous and horrendous," Glenn began. "What's going on right now one of the most amazing things I've ever personally witnessed — the evacuation of Americans, those [Afghans] who helped us, Christians that are dying, women that are under incredible conditions. I see things that I can't show you. I see the pleadings from people who are in safe houses, 'Please, don't forget us.' I see what they're being sent by the Taliban.

"If I die today, my entire life will have been worth it for what you have helped get done, in just the last three weeks. You have saved well over 5,000 people," he continued.

Fighting back tears, Glenn added, "I ask that you pray for those in the Middle East, that are in the midst of doing work, that a Moses-style miracle will happen. ... There are several people that are in dire need of medical care. Friday, we told you — along with the congressman from Oklahoma [Rep. Markwayne Mullin] who had just returned — [about] a father and two daughters that were blue passport Americans, and a mother who had a permanent residence, a Green Card. The daughter was very ill. And they thought, that if we couldn't get her out of there, that she would lose her legs. I got a call on Saturday morning, that we were too late, that she didn't lose her legs. She lost her life, waiting. There are now two Americans, instead of three."

Glenn showered his audience with gratitude, repeating that "well over 5000" lives have already been saved because of their incredible generosity, but lamented that there are still thousands more people yet to be saved.

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Megyn Kelly pulled her sons out of the private elementary school they attended after she learned that the boys were asked "weekly" if they were still sure they were boys. But that's not all that this "experimental transgender education program" taught.

Megyn joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to tell the story, which she thought had ended when the school apologized, and to talk about what's next for America as our leaders refuse to promote actual psychological support for our kids and instead "parade" transgenderism as the solution to their problems.

"When [my son] was in third grade, I found out they unleashed a three-week experimental transgender education program on these boys, with really inappropriate videos. The kids were confused. These are 8- and 9-year-olds, Glenn. They have no idea what the school is even talking about with the trans thing. They got really in-depth, with really in-your-face videos — and then parents complained. And the school did something it hasn't done in its 400-year history, which was they apologized. Even they realized they had done wrong," Megyn explained.

"But, then I said to my son a year later, so did they ever round back to the trans thing? Like, whatever happened with it? And he said ... they bring it up every week. ... [They ask] how many people here still feel confident that they're a boy? Do you still feel sure you're a boy?" she continued. "This is not support. This is not nonbullying. This is indoctrination. And it's deeply confusing to the children, and wrong."

Megyn went on to give examples of how she's seen trans ideology turn "support, nonbullying, kindness, friendship, allyship, on its head."

"The absolute surrender of the medical community to this insanity is a scourge on this nation. It's disgusting what is happening with our doctors," she added. "There are people who are legitimately transgender, or who have gender dysphoria. And for those people, we should be supportive and they should get the care that they need. But what we've done instead, is taken everyone who expresses any kind of gender confusion and said, you're trans. You're trans. And we have our psychiatrists doing this."

"It's crazy," Megyn asserted. "The fact that we're doing this so willy-nilly in the name of allyship and support, it's abusive. It's criminal."

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"Never forget" is not only a tribute to those we've lost, it's a warning that it could happen AGAIN. On "Glenn TV" Wednesday, Glenn Beck looks back 20 years ago to the modern generation's Pearl Harbor moment. A day of infamy we're STILL feeling repercussions from.

But in remembering 9/11, we need to look toward the future because the Biden administration is setting us up for the NEXT 9/11. They bungled the Afghanistan withdrawal, and now we have video of top al Qaeda commanders — who served with Osama bin Laden — returning to the country. But could America survive another terror attack?

Glenn asks former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the leader who brought America back from the brink. He tells Glenn about the moment he learned the Twin Towers were struck, the actions he took to prevent more terrorism, and if he thinks NYC could survive another attack under Mayor de Blasio's leadership.

Glenn is also joined by Rev. Johnnie Moore, author of "The Next Jihad." He warns that Biden's policies in the Middle East are Obama 2.0, and "if you thought ISIS was bad, you haven't seen anything yet. We must keep our eyes on Iran."

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