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GLENN: We have Jason Chaffetz on, Congressman from Utah. Jason is one of the good guys in Congress and I say that I think I can count many of them on I think I might count all of them on one hand, but maybe it will take two, but he's one of the fingers, if I'm counting the good guys in Congress. Jason, welcome to the program.

CHAFFETZ: Hey, thanks, Glenn. I appreciate it.

GLENN: I want to know a couple of things. Has anybody looked into the union organizing and the union power behind the Colbert speech and how this whole thing came together?

CHAFFETZ: Oh, yeah. I mean, I think it's pretty clear that the farm workers union was behind it. They encouraged the chairman to come out and clearly that was their push. I don't think there's any secrets about it.

GLENN: How come nobody's covering that, Jason? I mean, everybody covered that, you know, he came out and he was doing an independent you know, he was just filming something that he really felt passionately about it. He took a challenge. The challenge is from the United Farm works. So, it's a labor union and the labor union orchestrates this whole thing and nobody seems to care about that. Why is that, Jason?

CHAFFETZ: I mean, every day we could go through how many things are disappointing that are happening on Capitol Hill and the lack of reporting that happens behind it. You know, they threw his face there and I love Stephen Colbert. I've been on the show. I've leg wrestled with the guy, but this event, I mean, it was awful.

GLENN: Okay. Hold on just a second, Jason. You leg wrestled him? Is this anything like the

CHAFFETZ: He won four times in a row. He's freakishly strong. I mean, the guy is a freakishly strong guy.

GLENN: Uh huh. Do you remember the interview that ended in confession of a ticklefest from another Congressman? I mean, are we headed down this

CHAFFETZ: I remember that. I'm just throwing out myself. I went on his show. Actually I had a good time. He's the best fake newscaster on television, but to have a fake hearing on Capitol Hill, that's too much. I'm on that subcommittee but I didn't go to it. It was a waste of money, a waste of time.

GLENN: How much did it cost us?

CHAFFETZ: It cost tens of thousands of dollars. I mean, some report I saw said over $100,000 for that kind of production, but, at the very minimum, tens of thousands of taxpayers money.

GLENN: Here's what I think is going to happen here, Jason, is the people in Congress, they really don't get it and I mean the Republicans and the Democrats. You know, I hear these political pundits from the right that are just talking about, oh, well, the Republicans, Republicans, Republicans. I talk to people. I talked to somebody just last night who is a big traditional donor for the Republicans. He said, I'm done. He said, for what? For what reason? He said, I you know, I go these phone calls and I just hang up on them. I'm not interested. I'm not interested in the Democrats and I'm not interested in the Republicans. He said, I don't see it, and what they don't understand is the political system has been broken so horribly by both parties that it is it's just everything is going to pass everyone by, I think. You know? This is what Obama is doing. He is he's building structure that nobody sees because he's just bypassing system because it's broken and he can and I think the American people are building a structure themselves but it is self reliant, it is one that doesn't involve Washington at all. Does that make sense to you, Jason, at all?

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CHAFFETZ: It totally makes sense. I mean, every week we go back there and believe me, I'm just a freshman there. I didn't create this mess but I am trying to help clean it up and it is so disheartening when we have such big issues like the tax cuts and Afghanistan and all of these issues. This week, Glenn, we have House Resolution 1546 that Representative Inslee is putting up. It is to recognize the Washington Stealth for winning the national lacrosse men's league championship and the Speaker Pelosi, who controls the capital, she's the one who makes all of these calls, is going to give 40 minutes of debate on the floor of the House, here with just two days ago to go in Congress before the election, we're going to spend 40 minutes this week debating whether or not the Washington Stealth should be recognized for winning the men's lacrosse league championships and every week it's like this, every week.

GLENN: Jason, what do you think is going to happen?

CHAFFETZ: Here's the scary thing that I see coming up next year, regardless of who wins. When that debt ceiling question comes up, I think that's going to be one of the most telling votes out there because I tell you what, there are a whole lot of us that aren't going to raise the debt ceiling and there's no way on the current trajectory that this country is going to be able to get away without raising the debit ceiling and you're probably going to have 50 plus new members of the House who also got elected with a mandate. That's when this country is going to have a moment to say, Okay, what are we going to do? Because it's going to probably take some sort of crisis like that to actually solve the out of control spending and issues that are coming before our country.

GLENN: Jason, you're the one who brought to my attention these this sounds like a comic book thing, he's x ray vans that have been that have been purchased, 400 of them, some of them we believe are in the field of the theater of war, if you will, but some are being used domestically and I want you to explain what these are and my fear is that they have, through Cass Sunstein and through all the things that you're seeing now where they're controlling everything, every aspect of your life they have control on now, is these people will just shut this country down. They'll just lock it uptight as a drum.

CHAFFETZ: Well, think of superman. Remember how funny it was when superman had x ray vision and he could look at people through their clothes and he could see in buildings and he could see into your car. That technology is here. It's right out here today. It's produced by a company called American's Finest in Engineering. They're publicly traded. You can go look at their website, their videos and you can see their press releases. There was one, for instance, that said in May of 2010 that they sold $13.9 million worth of these vans that can see into your home, they can see into your car, and they can look at you naked and tell exactly what you're doing. Now, they've sold it's now approaching 500 of these vans, but as a lawmaker on the oversight government reform committee, I've been trying to get the administration and trying to get the company to tell me who's buying these vans. What are you doing with these vans? And there are some legitimate uses.

GLENN: Sure.

CHAFFETZ: If you've got cargo coming out of a port, I buy that. I get that.

GLENN: But why wouldn't we say why wouldn't we let at least a congressman know? I mean, it's not like you're going to take it and splash it on the front page of the paper. If we're doing something for national security because we have threats of something at the ports, which, you know, hello, or if we're using them overseas in the field of battle, well, then you're not going to say anything about it. But if we're using these domestically for any other reasons, I mean, that's that's not good. That's not good. Why won't they release that? At the same time they're going for we want to be able to have warrantless wire taps on anything that you're doing on the Internet, we can track you with GPS. They're setting the case that the Tea Party and everything else, they're domestic terrorists. I mean, that's not a good trend here, Jason

CHAFFETZ: No, no. I want to be as safe and secure as possible, but I'm not willing to give up every bit of liberty that I have and fundamentally at my core just don't trust the Federal Government. They have been illusive and I'm being generous illusive in their answers to my questions. What's imperative here is that we hold their feet to the fire because they will not confirm that they're using them not just at the ports or just overseas. You watch their promotional video and they will talk about the fact that we're going to set up these vans and then you can just roll down the street and I am not kidding you, I tell you, they can peer through the walls of your home and that scares the living daylights out of me.

GLENN: We're going to show this video on tomorrow's program, I believe. Jason, would you do one thing for me? We're also talking tonight on the TV about this this assassination order that the President has executed with, I think, it's 25 Americans and they won't say who those Americans are. The we called the White House. The White House said you have to call the who is it? national security, I think, or Homeland Security. Homeland Security said you had to call the CIA. CIA said you have to call the White House. There's been a Freedom of Information Act filed. It is sorry we can't access that information with our computers at this time was their response from the CIA and now the ACLU and their conservative counterpart filed suit against the White House and the White House is stonewalling. I mean, can you look into that at all? Can you find out anything on that?

CHAFFETZ: I will give it my best try. I really will.

GLENN: Thank you very much. Jason

CHAFFETZ: Thanks, Glenn.

GLENN: You bet. Jason Chaffetz, a Congressman from Utah and a guy who first came to my attention because he is poor and so he, you know, went to, I think it was, a Wal Mart and bought a cot when he first was sworn in and he sleeps in his office on a cot because, you know, he's not going to get comfortable and set up shop in Washington and he doesn't have a lot of money. So, that's what he's going to do.

We've heard a lot about critical race theory lately, and for good reason: It's a racist ideology designed to corrupt our children and undermine our American values. But most of what we see are the results of a process that has been underway for decades. And that's not something the mainstream media, the Democrat Party, and even teachers unions want you to know. They're doing everything in their power to try and convince you that it's no big deal. They want to sweep everything under the rug and keep you in the dark. To fight it, we need to understand what fuels it.

On his Wednesday night special this week, Glenn Beck exposes the deep-seated Marxist origins of CRT and debunks the claims that it's just a harmless term for a school of legal scholarship. Newsweek opinion editor Josh Hammer joins to argue why we must ban critical race theory from our schools if we want to save a very divided nation.

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On the radio program Monday, Glenn Beck blasted the Democrats — and anyone else on the left — who have been so eager to open our southern U.S. border for the past several months, but also willing to turn a blind eye to the Cuban people in need of help today.

"While we are welcoming people from any country, all over the world, without any kind of information, and setting them into our country, putting them on American planes paid for by American taxpayers," Glenn began. "And our Coast Guard Cutters are turning these [Cuban] people away. Shame on you! Shame on you!"

Glenn said that he's "sick and tired" of hearing about "brave" leftist activists like Colin Kaepernick, who protest the America flag while wearing Che Guevara and Fidel Castro t-shirts. Meanwhile, the Cuban people are risking their lives by taking to the sea to escape their oppressive regime and come to America.

"Anybody who glorifies Che doesn't know their ass from their elbow. You can't call them a human rights activist. You're protesting the American flag, because you so deeply believe in the right to be free? And yet, you wear a Che T-shirt?" Glenn said.

Glenn went on to argue that, even though the left has "bastardized" the meaning of our country, he still believes America is the best nation on Earth. In fact, he'd give up his citizenship "in a heartbeat" if another country could prove to be better, more noble, and more free. But no other nation exists like ours, he said, which is why it's so imperative we fight for freedom here, in Cuba, and around the world.

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There's a new "reality" spreading, and the mere act of questioning it has become incredibly dangerous, Wall Street Journal investigative journalist Abigail Shrier told Glenn on the most recent episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast."

Shrier's book, "Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters," exposes the radical gender activism that — like critical race theory — has overtaken our children's schools and culture. But even worse, she warned, it could end your parental rights for good.

Shrier made it clear she is by no means "anti-trans," but simply speaking up against the extremes of this new "reality" has made her enemy No. 1 to many activists. Her book has been bashed so hard by the Left that Target has stopped selling it twice, Amazon once banned ads for it, and the American Booksellers Association even called sending it to others "a serious, violent incident."

In the clip below, Shrier explained why she believes "there may be no hope for the public school system."

"You have teachers behaving like activists across the country who have no interest in actually teaching. They believe their job is to remake your child," she asserted. "We're seeing so much evidence of that, I think it's fair to say that it may be too deeply rooted in the ideology being taught in public school. I'm not sure that the public school system is redeemable at this point."

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What is actually in Texas' new GOP-led voting bill? Nearly every Texas House Democrat fled the state to block its passage, calling it racist and oppressive, and President Joe Biden backed them as well.

But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Friday to set the record straight and call out the lies: All of these claims are "completely false." He also explained his promise to "arrest" the Texas House Democrats when they return to the Lone Star State.

"What is in the bill is completely different than what they're saying, what Kamala Harris is saying, what President Biden is saying. What's in the bill actually increases the number of hours that people have to vote in the state of Texas. In the state of Texas, we have at least 12 days of early voting, and we are adding hours to those days. And on top of that, we are giving people time off from work to be able to vote. Bottom line, we're making it easier to vote in the state of Texas," Gov Abbott explained.

"In comparison, Delaware — the state that President Biden votes in — has exactly zero hours of early voting," he added. "That said, there is one thing that we're doing in the state of Texas, and that is we're making sure we tighten the reins on mail-in ballots that can lead to voter fraud. And it's not me saying that. It's a federal judge, appointed by Barack Obama, in Corpus Christi, Texas, who wrote in a legal opinion that voter fraud occurs, quote, in abundance as it concerns mail-in ballots. We know. Texans know. There is fraud in mail-in ballots in the state of Texas. It must be fixed. That's one thing we're trying to do. That being said, all these claims that we're denying people the right to vote and yada, yada, yada, are completely false."

Abbott went on to discuss the much-debated voter ID laws in Texas and to explain why Democrats insist on calling basic voter ID requirements "racist."

"When Democrats do not have truth on their side, they resort to one single word and that is 'racism' ... Texas implemented voter ID almost a decade ago, and when we went through that fight, what word did they use? Racism," he said. "Guess what? After Texas imposed voter ID requirements in the state of Texas, there have been more people voting and more people of color who went to vote. Voting didn't get harder. It got easier and more abundant in the state of Texas. And so, once again, Democrats have absolutely no legal standing, other than to say, 'racism.'"

Glenn asked Gov. Abbott to explain his pledge to "arrest" the Democratic lawmakers that fled once they return to Texas.

"Let me explain how this works. So, whenever there is a break of quorum, which is what is happening now — meaning there is not a sufficient number of people who are showing up to the Texas House of Representatives for the Texas House to engage in business. Whenever there's a quorum break like that, the House issues what's called a 'call on the House.' And when that happens, the sergeant-at-arms is authorized to work with the Texas Department of Public Safety, to — you can call it arrest, apprehend, whatever you want to call it — any of the members who are not in the Texas House of Representatives and bring them to the Texas House where they will be 'cabined' with no ability to leave the Texas House chamber, without a permission slip from the speaker."

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