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.

There is no transparency when it comes to the Biden administration, and Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz's recent exchange with the FBI’s Jill Sanborn is just another example. When questioned about alleged involvement the FBI had on January 6, 2021, Sanborn refused to answer almost every single time.

Do our government officials still work for us? Take a look at the latest headlines: The DOJ and U.S. Army are preparing for possible conflicts with "domestic terrorists," Biden's education secretary allegedly requested the NSBA letter that suggested treating upset parents like domestic terrorists, and President Biden said if you're not with him on the Democrats' voting bills, then you're with the Confederacy. Meanwhile, the FBI won't tell Congress whether it was involved in the the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the corporate media insists that there's nothing to see here, especially concerning Ray Epps.

The American people are concerned, and it’s "extraordinarily disturbing" how far the federal government goes to avoid answering our questions, Glenn Beck said on the radio program. There's a very odd growing trend here: Our leaders, including the unelected ones, no longer answer to the people. This must stop now.

"The question that I have is, where is the transparency? And is anyone going to be held accountable? They are not afraid of our senators. They are not afraid of Congress," he stated. "This has got to stop. They have got to answer to the law. This is an oversight committee. Who is in charge, the FBI or the people? Once the people are not in charge and are not allowed to see the secret documents, we are toast. Toast!"

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Have you ever wondered why so many insane things are happening simultaneously RIGHT NOW? Big corporations are going woke. The stock market got red-hot during a FORCED recession. Stores like Walmart and Target were allowed to stay open during the lockdown, but mom-and-pop stores on Main Street had to close, some of them forever.

On Wednesday's "GlennTV" special, Glenn Beck explains it all in this sneak-peek episode — a primer to his new book and the upcoming explosive, in-depth special: “The Great Reset: Joe Biden & the Rise of 21st-Century Fascism.” Co-author Justin Haskins joins along with Glenn’s head writer and researcher, Jason Buttrill, to answer audience questions about a topic that the media has tried to censor and “fact-check.” You will be equipped with everything you need to know about what the global elites of the world have planned for the transformation of society and YOUR life.

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After new information came out that suggests Dr. Anthony Fauci intimidated and bribed scientists into dismissing the COVID-19 lab-leak theory, Sen. Rand Paul and Fauci got into a heated debate in a Senate hearing. But instead of providing answers, Fauci accused Sen. Paul of endangering him.

Sen. Paul joined "The Glenn Beck Program" Wednesday with his response and explained why he believes "people live in fear of what [Fauci] will do to them."

"It's all about money. If you cross Tony Fauci, you don't get your money. He controls the purse strings for the entire country, the entire university system. And he's been doing it for forty years," Sen. Paul began.

"It's consistent with his arrogance, this level of arrogance that he's developed. He said several weeks ago, that he is science and any attack on him is an attack on science. Yesterday, he said anybody who opposes him is encouraging death threats," he added.

"Look, I've been on the receiving end of semi-automatic gunfire. I was 20 yards away from Steve Scalise when he almost died. I was 10 feet away from a staffer that was shot. And, you know what? The guy doing the shooting was a Bernie Sanders supporter. But not one of us, not one of the Republicans on the ball field, said, 'Oh, it was Bernie Sanders' fault.' But that's the juvenile level of personal attack that Fauci is now stooping to. He is saying that the personal threats he gets are actually the fault of his critics."

Sen. Paul continued, "But the thing is, [Fauci] needs to answer the question. Everything he did in the committee yesterday was misdirection so he didn't have to answer the question. The question was, why did he smear three scientists from Stanford, Oxford, and Harvard? Why did he smear them as fringe epidemiologists? And why did he conspire against Francis Collins to take them down in a very public way? He wouldn't answer the question."

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Over the past year, an increasing number of voices on the left have pushed for radical changes to our way of life, from reforming capitalism to enacting strict vaccine mandates. But are the American people behind these changes? A recent poll from the Heartland Institute and Rasmussen sought to find out, and the results are startling. The three-part poll asked likely voters for their thoughts on the Great Reset (half said they don't know what that is), COVID-19 authoritarianism, and whether they prefer former President Donald Trump or President Joe Biden.

The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to break down the results of this exclusive poll, including the disturbing revelation that roughly half of Democrats polled supported shockingly authoritarian COVID-19 policies. For example, nearly half of Democrats polled said they think federal or state governments should require unvaccinated people to live in "designated areas or facilitates," or essentially camps. Nearly half of Democrats supported a proposal "to fine or imprison individuals" just for questioning the efficacy of the existing COVID-19 vaccines on social media, television, radio, or in online or digital publications. And, when asked if people who refuse to get vaccinated should lose custody of their children, 20% of Democrats answered "yes."

But the poll showed some good news, too. Watch the video clip below for more details:


Glenn and Justin’s new book, ‘The Great Reset: Joe Biden And The Rise Of 21st Century Fascism’ is available to order now.

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