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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.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 486,702 (up from 434,595 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 22,022 (up from 19,603 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 117,448 (up from 111,853 Yesterday)
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) Steady from 4% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 12% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 65,581 Confirmed cases and 1,036 Deaths, up from 54,941 cases and 784 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 428 total officially recovered, against 1,036 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

Brother, Can You Spare $2 Trillion? https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/25/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-updates-whats-in-the-2-trillion-relief-plan.html
  • US Senate Passes the largest economic stimulus bill in world history.
  • The Senate passes a roughly $2 trillion economic relief plan in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • It includes direct payments to Americans, strengthened unemployment insurance, loans to businesses small and large and increased health care resources for hospitals, states and municipalities.
  • Loans to small businesses are technically 'grants' covering payroll and rent payments. Grants do not have to be repaid.
  • It is unclear when the House will pass the legislation, though it aims to do so Friday.
Every American Will Get $1,200 in 2-3 Weeks, $2,400 plus up to 4 months Unemployment Benefits https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8152139/Every-American-four-months-unemployment-checks-earning-95-000.htm
  • Workers will get four months of unemployment pay plus additional $600 each.
  • Direct checks to Americans include 1,200 per adult making up to $75,000 a year before phasing out and ending altogether for those earning more than $99,000
  • That would result in $2,400 to a married couple making up to $150,000, with an additional $500 per child for each household.
  • 'Our expectation is within three weeks we will have direct payments out,' Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.
Cuomo Confirms What Introverts Have Long Known: Social Distancing Works https://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/3077011/coronavirus-new-york-governor-andrew-cuomo-says-early-signs-show-social
  • Stringent density control measures may be working to contain the coronavirus in New York state, the epicenter of COVID-19 outbreak in the US, as the rate of hospitalization shows early signs of abating, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday.
  • New York, which has 19 million residents and nearly 31,000 infections, now accounts for 56 per cent of the confirmed cases in the country and more than 7 percent of the world's total.
  • Cuomo had ordered all but essential businesses to shutter by Sunday evening and residents to limit their outdoor activities and practice social distancing, effectively putting the state on pause.
  • On Tuesday, the number of hospitalized patients had doubled every 4.7 days, slowing from the rate of every 3.4 days on Monday and every two days on Sunday, Cuomo said at his daily coronavirus briefing.
  • "This is a very positive sign," he said. "The arrows are heading into the right direction."
Were the Beads Worth It? Mardi Gras Gets Blame for Big Easy Outbreak https://news.trust.org/item/20200325200808-oc1ie
  • "Mardi Gras was the perfect storm, it provided the perfect conditions for the spread of this virus," said Dr. Rebekah Gee, who heads up Louisiana State University's health care services division.
  • She noted that Fat Tuesday fell on Feb. 25, when the virus was already in the United States but before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and national leaders had raised the alarm with the American public.
  • "New Orleans had its normal level of celebration, which involved people congregating in large crowds and some 1.4 million tourists," Gee said. "We shared drink cups. We shared each other's space in the crowds. People were in close contact with catching beads. It is now clear that people also caught coronavirus."
  • New Orleans is on track to become the next coronavirus epicenter in the United States, dimming hopes that less densely populated and warmer-climate cities would escape the worst of the pandemic, and that summer month could see it wane.
  • Authorities have warned the number of cases in New Orleans could overwhelm its hospitals by April 4.
  • New Orleans is the biggest city in Louisiana, the state with the third-highest caseload of coronavirus in the United States on a per capita basis.
  • The growth rate in Louisiana tops all others, according to a University of Louisiana at Lafayette analysis of global data, with the number of cases rising by 30% in the 24 hours before noon on Wednesday.
  • On Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump issued a major federal disaster declaration for the state, freeing federal funds and resources.
US Military Officially On No-Travel Lockdown https://news.trust.org/item/20200325203242-zgoc4
  • Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a "stop all movement" order to the U.S. military halting travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks.
  • The measure is by far the Defense Department's most sweeping to date and will affect forces around the world.
  • Esper said in an interview that the order applied to all U.S. troops, civilian personnel and families, but noted that there would be some exceptions.
  • "The purpose is to make sure that we're not bringing the virus back home, infecting others, that we're not spreading it around the military," Esper said.
  • The order does include personnel who were to have been scheduled to be formally discharged from the Military in April or May.
  • Esper said one exception to the order would be the drawdown underway in Afghanistan, which will continue.
For The Best Darn Facemask In The Whole Wide World... https://www.foxnews.com/us/mypillow-other-us-companies-making-face-masks-to-meet-coronavirus-shortages
  • In Minnesota, the MyPillow company is refocusing 75 percent of its production to face masks for health care workers.
  • "We have the capacity to make a lot of things at big rates and we're going to be going hopefully from 10,000 units a day to 50,000 units a day in a very short period of time," CEO Mike Lindell told FOX 9 of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
  • The masks will go to hospitals in Minnesota as well as other states, he said. "Whatever it takes."
  • MyPillow worked with the Trump administration to get the proper design, Lindell told local Fox News 9.
  • Lindell joins literally hundreds of other companies in the US who have heeded the call of the Trump Administration to covert production to respirators, masks, ventilators, gowns and other needed medical equipment.
Further Evidence that COVID-19 Is Seasonal and May Spread Less in Summer Months https://news.yahoo.com/coronavirus-could-become-seasonal-top-us-scientist-001146451.html
  • There is a strong chance the new coronavirus could return in seasonal cycles, a senior US scientist said Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need to find a vaccine and effective treatments.
  • Anthony Fauci, who leads research into infectious diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told a briefing the virus was beginning to take root in the southern hemisphere, where winter is on its way.
  • "What we're starting to see now... in southern Africa and in the southern hemisphere countries, is that we're having cases that are appearing as they go into their winter season," he said.
  • "And if, in fact, they have a substantial outbreak, it will be inevitable that we need to be prepared that we'll get a cycle around the second time," Fauci said, referring to a 2nd cycle in the US late next fall in November or December.
  • "It totally emphasizes the need to do what we're doing in developing a vaccine, testing it quickly and trying to get it ready so that we'll have a vaccine available for that next cycle."
  • Fauci's comments suggesting the virus does better in colder weather than it does in hot and humid conditions follows a recent Chinese research paper -- still preliminary and awaiting peer-review -- that reached the same conclusion.

Glenn gives the latest coronavirus numbers, updating YOU on everything needed to know as Americans and officials monitor China's new COVID-19 virus:

Daily Stats as of 5:30 AM CT (from John's Hopkins)

  • Total Confirmed Cases Worldwide: 434,595 (up from 392,156 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Deaths Worldwide: 19,603 (up from 17,138 Yesterday)
  • Total Confirmed Recovered Worldwide: 111,853 (up from 102,850 Yesterday)
  • All 195 Countries On Earth have confirmed cases Antarctica (not a country) Still No Confirmed Cases. Penguins officially confirmed to NOT be carriers for COVID-19.
  • 4% of Active Cases are considered serious (requiring hospitalization) down from 5% Yesterday, and down from 19% in February
  • Note that 13% of US Confirmed Cases do currently require Hospitalization, but that number is expected to drop toward the international average as more people are diagnosed through testing.
  • US has 54,941 Confirmed cases and 784 Deaths, up from 46,168 cases and 582 Deaths yesterday
  • US has 379 total officially recovered, against 784 official deaths. Again, US numbers are expected to normalize toward international averages as more mild cases are diagnosed.

LA County Sherrif Orders Gun Stores Closed https://www.foxla.com/news/la-county-sheriff-orders-gun-stores-to-close-adds-1300-deputies-to-patrol
  • Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva declared gun stores as nonessential businesses that will be forced to close.
  • The Sherrif also confirmed that he's released 1,700 nonviolent inmates from county jails.
  • Villanueva also said he's adding 1,300 deputies to patrol.
America Loses 500,000 Millionaires to COVID-19 - Bernie Sanders Elated https://www.msn.com/en-us/finance/markets/america-e2-80-99s-millionaire-ranks-shrink-by-500000-in-record-time/ar-BB11DrqN
  • At the close of 2019, there were an unprecedented 11 million American millionaires, a reflection of the longest bull market in history thanks to ultra-low interest rates and tax cuts.
  • Fast forward just a few months and it's a starkly different picture. The number of households in the U.S. above that threshold has dropped by at least 500,000 as of Friday, according to research firm Spectrem Group.
  • The tandem financial and health crises wrought by COVID-19 have disproportionately eroded the fortunes of the wealthy, who are more likely to own equities than the overall population.
  • At the end of 2019, the top 1% of households owned 53.5% of equities and mutual fund shares, according to Federal Reserve statistics.
  • The losses affected the rich at every level, from the mass affluent to those worth more than $25 million, according to the report. The wealth destruction at the very top has been especially steep, with the top 1% of households losing over $7.9 Trillion in wealth so far in 2020.
50% of Americans Living Under Shelter In Place or Home Quarantine Orders https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/more-than-half-of-us-population-will-be-under-orders-to-stay-home-by-midweek
  • The majority of the public will be ordered to stay home in the coming days as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the nation.
  • A total of 13 states and at least 16 municipalities have enacted measures to keep residents inside their homes to prevent the spread of the virus, according to CNN.
  • That number, which amounts to 148,577,262 people, or 45% of the population, is expected to grow this week as five more states and nine more municipalities institute additional measures.
  • After the new orders go into effect, a total of 176,385,537 people, or 54% of the population, will be asked to stay home.
  • Many states and cities have not named a specific date, although some, such as LA County and the State of New York, have identified April 19th as the target 'end' of the at-home quarantine orders.
Uniformed Military Personnel Set Up Make-shift Morgue Outside NYC Hospital https://nypost.com/2020/03/24/makeshift-morgue-for-coronavirus-victims-set-up-outside-nyc-hospital/
  • In a scene reminiscent of Hollywood disaster movies (and more recently China, Italy and Spain), US Military personnel have set up a tent-based morgue outside of Bellvue Hospital in NYC.
  • Two refrigerated trailers were trucked to the site at 30th Street and the FDR Drive, along with a customized RV with a printed sign labeled: "MOBILE COMMAND CENTER — MEDICAL EXAMINER."
  • A team of men wearing camouflage fatigues and face masks set up a series of white tents that form a tunnel to a larger, white tent.
  • Other men wearing jackets that identified them as members of the NYPD and the city's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were also at the scene.
  • A source familiar with the operation said that additional refrigerated trailers would be brought to the site and that similar set-ups would be built up outside other hospitals.
  • "The plan is for them to be there and throughout the city," the source said, with as many as 6 temporary morgue locations near hospitals in New York City.
UV Rays Proven to Destroy SARS-Cov-2 Virus https://www.accuweather.com/en/health-wellness/what-infection-rates-in-iceland-and-australia-may-reveal-about-how-covid-19-could-spread-in-the-us/707057
  • The infection rate for COVID-19 is 22 times higher in Iceland as compared to Australia.
  • The research comes as scientists in Hong Kong demonstrate that SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, is easily destroyed with UV light, just like all other known Coronaviruses.
  • "Direct exposure to UV light breaks down the membrane that houses the RNA of the virus," Dr Lon Kiang, lead researcher of the study said. Without the membrane, the virus cannot attach itself to healthy cells in the human body.
  • "This was expected, but is still certainly good news," he said.
  • Researchers said the findings may indicate that the virus will have a harder time spreading during warmer summer months, when more UV light strikes surfaces, including clothing and human skin, which may contain viral particles.
  • Scientists warned against directly and intentionally exposing skin to UV lights, which can cause burns and carries other risks, such as Cancer.

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Giardinieri joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Tuesday to share his remarkable story and to weigh in on why he thinks information about this promising treatment for COVID-19 isn't being made more readily available.

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