President Biden’s nominee to be America’s national archivist, Colleen Shogan, has promised to be non-partisan if granted the role. But when she faced the Senate Homeland Security and Governmenting Affairs Committee earlier this week, Senator Josh Hawley proved the opposite may be true. In fact, Senator Hawley, used Shogan's tweets, PROVED before the committee that she was lying to them all — UNDER OATH! The take down was ‘SO SATISFYING,’ Glenn says, but it will likely amount to NOTHING. In this clip, Glenn explains why…
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GLENN: Oh, my goodness. Hello, and welcome to the Glenn Beck Program. We've got a lot to do today. I'm going to show you some things from this week, from a couple of hearings, that I just -- I mean, I cheer.
We are actually starting to find a spine in this country.
And that is so great! So great!
However, we have to do more than cheer and yell at people. And when I say yell at people, I'm going to play some things, where it was insane. Well, let me start here. Let me just start with this.
Because you'll understand how good it feels.
Let's go to cut eight, with Senator Hawley, talking to the person that is going to be the -- our national archivist. Now, remember, the national archives, should just be somebody collecting all of the stuff, and preserving it.
I don't want a political ideologue. I don't even -- I don't -- shh. I want somebody that nobody even cares to meet. Okay?
This is like, you know, you'll have to meet the archivist, just to get that paper. Oh, they're so boring.
But just tolerate it, because the stuff in the vault is really cool. Okay?
That's who I want. But that's not who we're getting. Remember, the national archives are now saying, this document here is very triggering.
Yes, if you're King George III, it shouldn't be triggering to you now. But I don't know, the national archives, it's kind of dicey. So who do we have? We have somebody who is a lefty.
And on the second hearing, in the Senate, she was kind of caught in a little trap. Because on her first one, they had some tweets from her, that were like, you know who I just hate? All Republicans.
I mean, just crazy stuff, that she just tweeted out.
And so she made her Twitter feed, private, the day before she went to the hearing.
And they only had a couple of her tweets. And they were going to use them, but they only had a couple of them, that they had printed off. Because she left it all open. Then the night before, she closes it down, so they don't have everything. So Hawley asks her. Can you tell me -- what's on your tweets. I mean, you closed them down.
We have two of them here. What's on your tweets?
She was under oath. Well, she was back. And I would just like to say, Senator Hawley, I -- I mean, whatever you need. Whatever you need. I mean, if you need my wife to make you some lasagna, bring it over, I'll personally put it on the fork and feed it to you. If that's what makes you happy.
This exchange made me very happy.
VOICE: Dr. Shogan, when you were here last year, a number of senators asked you, including me, a series of questions about an article you had written, public statements that you had made on social media, that were pretty grossly partisan, and I thought offensive.
And you and I went back and forth about it. After that, a number of us asked you questions, relating to these statements.
I want to follow up on one of them. I, in particular, asked you to give a full accounting of the public posts that you had made on Twitter. You had locked your Twitter account, before you came before this committee. It previously had been public.
I asked you to provide the public posts, that previously had been made on Twitter. Because the ones we had were pretty disturbing. You responded, as follows. Quote, my personal Twitter account is comprised of posts about my history novels, events at the White House Historical Association, Pittsburgh sports teams, travels, and my dog.
Let's talk a little bit about your Twitter posts then, that I was asking you about. On February 18th, 2022, you posted on Twitter, bemoaning the dropping of mask requirements for children, including those under the age of five. Do you remember that post?
VOICE: No, Senator. Those tweets were in my personal capacity.
VOICE: No, no, no. No.
I asked you, would you give all public posts, that you had made on Twitter. You said no, effectively.
And you said, that your Twitter posts consisted of mystery novels, events at the White House Historical Association, Pittsburgh sports teams, and my dog.
You just told me now under oath, that you stood by that. Now, let's talk about your Twitter post.
On February 18th, 2022, you posted bemoaning the fact that mask requirements for children, under the age of five, one of whom I happen to have by the way, has been dropped. Is that a post about your dog or sports teams?
VOICE: My social media is my personal capacity, sir?
VOICE: Answer my question, please. Because you've testified under oath, that you only posted about your dog, sports teams, and novels. And you also said you wouldn't give this committee, any of your public posts. So is your posts on February 18th, 2022, bemoaning the lifting of mask requirements, for children under the age of five. Who I might just ask, all the data has said, is extremely harmful to children, these mask requirements. We'll leave that aside for now.
Is that a post about your dog or sports teams? Yes or no?
VOICE: My social media is in my personal capacity, Senator.
VOICE: Yes or no, Ms. Shogan.
You are under oath before this committee, and I have to say, you have placed this issue squarely in record by repeatedly refusing to answer. Yes or no?
GLENN: I love you.
VOICE: My personal -- my social media is in my personal capacity, Senator.
VOICE: So you're not answering my question.
Let's talk about another post.
Twenty-sixth of May, 2022, you talk about an assaults weapon ban. Retweet a post, ban assault weapons now. You say you agree this idea, you have to be a certain age to buy assault weapons in America. Is that a post about sports teams and your dog or mystery novels?
VOICE: My social media is in my personal capacity, Senator.
VOICE: I have to say, I have been here for four years. I have never seen a witness stonewall like this before. Never. I've seen a lot. This is extraordinary.
I mean, this is unbelievable. And you want to be the archives of the United States. You lied to us, under oath.
You lied to us in your QFRs. You just lied to me a second ago under oath. And now you're sitting here stonewalling, not answering questions about public posts that you made.
Dr. Shogan, I will ask you again: Will you give to this committee your public posts on Twitter? Will you make them available?
VOICE: My social media is in my personal capacity.
VOICE: Mr. Chairman, I have to tell you, this is the most extraordinary thing I have seen in my brief time in the Senate. I have never seen a witness blatantly lie under oath, like Dr. Shogan has just done to this committee, stonewalled this committee, and just repeatedly just refused to answer my questions about her own posts that are in public. For these reasons, I will oppose your nomination. And I strongly, strongly urge this committee, to take action on this, and own up to the fact that she's misleading us, right before our eyes, Mr. Chairman.
GLENN: I mean, don't you love him?
Now, here's the thing that I want to point out.
That was a shortened version. The long version is like eight minutes. And it is so satisfying. It is so satisfying.
He's the first person that I have heard. I shouldn't say that. There's -- this has been a good week for this kind of stuff. That were actually holding people's feet to the fire!
Now, it makes no difference, if it's all just words. And let me tell you why: There is a great McIntire piece on the Blaze today. Media acceptance of the lab leak theory is the turning of the COVID ratchet.
This is the most important opinion piece, that I have read, on why the COVID leak is coming out.
And what does it all mean?
They -- he writes, if you thought this monumental collapse of credibility, this sudden implosion of certainty of the science, would give the media moments of hesitation, you were sadly mistaken.
The progressive chattering class spent their days forcing the American public to pretend that men could become women, at cultural gunpoint. Science was never the lodestone of truth. They are not undergoing some sort of dramatic crisis here.
While some would expect a little more coordination between the regime and its media arm to create a smoother narrative transition, this trailing dialectic serves its own purpose.
Our ruling elite secure power through constant invocation of the state of exception.
In theory, we live in a democracy, where the power of the government is constrained through the structure of the Constitution, and the will of the people.
In practice, however, both limiting factors can be removed in the case of an emergency. A cunning leader knows that power once granted, is rarely returned. And it is very difficult for the public to hold anyone accountable, after the fact.
When an emergency presents the opportunity to achieve power, under the state of exception, it is always best to manufacture the narrative, to secure that power as quickly as possible.
And then make the adjustments later, after the power is firmly in hand. The pandemic, allowed for the creation of an indefinite state of exception. During which, the regime could lock down its political opponents, unleash its own supporters, to those who opposed them. Churches, gyms, were shuttered, abortion clinics, Walmarts were deemed essential. Leftist corporate allies like Amazon required near -- acquired near monopoly on -- on commerce. While their local retail competition was driven into bankruptcy.
Trump supporters were forced to attend the funerals of their loved ones on Zoom. While Joe Biden voters, drank champagne in the streets, to celebrate his election.
Politics, after all, is about rewarding your friends and punishing your enemies.
He goes on to Trump and The View, et cetera, et cetera. But what we are now observing is the process by which our ruling elite consolidate the power they gained, by reconciling their narrative to something that more closely resembles reality. Bit by bit, the powers have had to admit the truth behind most of the conspiracy theories, that they so violently attacked. This slow drip of truth, is not some admission of failure or culpability. It is instead, designed to turn the political ratchet.
Conservatives and COVID spectics -- skeptics get to feel vindicated. We have a moment of, a-ha! I told you so!
Yet, nothing changes. The power isn't taken back. No one serves a punishment, for the crime.
We must understand, that what holly just did there, is so satisfying. What Ted Cruz and Holly did this week, to Merrick Garland is just -- I mean, it was almost -- I mean, you could rate that as a porn.
STU: We should go through that at some point again.
GLENN: It was so -- it was so good.
STU: Mahauck (phonetic) incident. Yeah.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah.
I mean, we'll play this. We'll play a cut, if you haven't heard it yet. But it was so good. But it means nothing without teeth. They trust -- who was it?
I want to say it was Biggs. Was it the Biggs amendment that was trying to go after Mayorkas. And all of the Republicans have all said, this is out of control. This is crazy.
Well, there are two bills to impeach him. In a Republican House.
And they are a long way from getting anybody to sign on. There's like 41 sponsors.
Wait. Excuse me?
Someone must pay the price, for what is happening in our society. Or nothing changes.
You can feel vindicated, you can feel good. You can yell at people, but it doesn't change anything.
That woman should not be in the -- as the archivist for multiple reasons.
But she should pay some price, for lying under oath.
They're all doing it.
If they don't punish those people, why would you care?
Why would you care? What meaning does your testimony even have?