The media insists that President Biden is finally getting tough on the border. But is he REALLY? Biden is demanding that Congress pass a bill that would give him new emergency powers to shut down the border. But Glenn is sick and tired of giving presidents emergency powers. Instead, he wrote up the only bill that Biden needs to sign to secure the border. And just in case Biden decides to ignore that one, like he's ignoring all the current border laws, Glenn wrote up a second bill to close all the loopholes ...
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GLENN: From CNN. President Joe Biden is embracing tougher border measures, including shutting down the US-Mexico border. Marking a stark shift from his early days in office, as he tries to fend off former President Donald Trump's attacks on immigration policy.
Hours after speaker of the House, Mike Johnson warned on Friday, that the emerging border deal in the Senate was dead on arrival. Biden offered this message to House Republicans.
CNN translates. Securing the border through these negotiations is a win for America.
For everyone who is demanding tougher border control, this is the way to do it.
If you are serious about the border crisis, pass a bipartisan bill. And I will sign it.
Now, CNN goes on to explain, over the course of his administration, Biden has leaned on more restrictive measures to try to stem the flow of migration.
STU: Which administration is this?
I'm sorry. What?
GLENN: But Friday's statement revealed a tougher stance, as the president tried to control the issue that's dogged him.
STU: Is he too tough on the border?
I think he might be too tough.
GLENN: He's almost too tough. Well, I have worked all weekend long on a bipartisan bill. Okay? Now, I am going to do something that the politicians won't. I'm going to show it to America, and then we could debate and discuss it.
STU: I'm not sure about that tactic.
Seems erratic. Now, here it is. I've written it down. And I'm waiting for the president's signature.
It just says, we will enforce all -- all federal laws, at all borders. At all times. And he just puts a signature there.
GLENN: So we can debate. We can debate. Is it too much?
Is it too little. Is there any pork in there, that you see.
STU: Right. What if we just don't do it on the southern border.
GLENN: It says all borders, at all times.
STU: I'm trying to negotiate with you, Glenn. What about some of the times?
Or how about none of the times.
How about that.
GLENN: I think he should sign this one.
STU: How about we won't enforce all federal laws at all borders at all times?
GLENN: No. It says we will enforce. Right here.
STU: I'm just trying to get this through.
GLENN: Are you a member of the administration. I'm just trying --
STU: I'm a gang of eight.
I look at eight people combined.
I'm the gang of eight.
GLENN: Well, there it is.
There has been some talk in committee.
STU: Oh. The committee that lives in said your head.
GLENN: Yeah. There's lots of us in here.
And Bill was saying, well, I don't know, Mr. Beck. Because --
STU: What year is in your head?
GLENN: It like 1824.
And, I mean, am looking at this. And I see it signed by President Joe Biden.
And I said, yes, sir.
But he tends not to enforce the laws.
And I said, I know. That's why this is a pinkie promise. That says, he will enforce the laws.
STU: Right. Okay.
GLENN: I would like to make an amendment. So I had -- I have an amendment, I would like to offer.
GLENN: From one of the voices in my head.
And so he signs this one.
That says, you know, I'll enforce the law, the federal laws, at all borders. At you all times.
And then he signs this one into law. I will actually enforce the law, I just signed.
By Joe Biden.
STU: I feel like we might get into a little bit of a Russian doll situation here.
Where bill after bill after bill.
STU: I think it would improve the situation.
GLENN: You do. You do.
So I just don't think that, you know, we need any of the special emergency powers. You know, NBC made me feel better.
These are just akin to the ones that were introduced during COVID.
STU: Wait. So, first of all, they're laws like COVID. You mean the ones that the Biden administration fought so hard to overturn.
Why -- because I remember Trump did put in a bunch of restrictions.
And the entire debate of the early administration was, how fast he could get them removed.
And then how
This is just giving them the emergency power to put those or any other kind of things that they might think of, in.
STU: Now, of course, that doesn't affect people who are saying they are persecuted.
STU: Those people can still come in.
GLENN: No. And you can come in the front doors, just don't climb in the windows. So you could come in.
By the way, you know, some would think, hey, this sounds really bad.
Some, including you know who. This sound to me like a Mexican standoff.
And I was in my head going, hey. Stop that language! This is not a Mexican.
What year are you from?
STU: I will say, I want to see the animated film Inside Out, about your head and all the different personalities in there, having these arguments.
GLENN: It would be good. It would be good.
STU: That would be a great sequel.
GLENN: Anyway, we are at a place now where the federal government, you know, at any time could say, hey. We don't appreciate it, Texas. And do more than -- well, I can't even say it.
That is so wrong of me.
My gosh, I have who don't even so callous, that I would even suspect that Friday, the president coming out and saying, we're stopping all natural gas exportation from the United States of America for the next year.
Not only really pissed off our allies. Because they need it!
But I was just about to go down this very calloused road. And I apologize in advance, for thinking that that may have happened on Friday.
Because the two states that would be punished, would be Texas and Florida.
Now, to assume the president would do something like that is just -- to have him say?
CNN would translate, I want to make things better for the people in Texas. That's why I'm going to shut down 30 percent of all of America's supply, just coming out of Texas.
I think -- I could have felt targeted. By the president.
But I don't think that's what he's doing at all.
STU: Always looking out for the best for all of us.
That's the Joe Biden way.
I think people believe that.
GLENN: Yeah. So he has Border Patrol that he commands. That he commands.
And then we have Greg Abbott, who he commands, the National Guard.
And then we have the President who says, no!
I'm the leader of the National Guard. And so he's saying, I'm going to federalize them.
And if he federalizes them.
Then, and this is a really great -- soldiers love this.
When they're like, okay.
I'm kind of in the middle of this.
And I kind of agree with this guy.
It doesn't matter which guy. I kind of agree with this guy. So I think I'm not going to do what the other guy tells me to do.
Soldiers love ambiguity. They love it.
STU: It's very important for a military.
GLENN: It really is great.
STU: You have to make sure you have different orders for different people, letting them decide individually.
GLENN: Right. And they can't decide. If they decide, well, they should be tried. And it's like the Border Patrol.
You know, the Border Patrol.
Are you going to -- are you going to shoot the Texas National Guard, or the Texas law enforcement?
Especially, since you guys really agree. In fact, they came out. Rank-and-file, Border Patrol agents are not going to start arresting Texas national guard members for following their lawful order. That's fake news.
Texas National Guard and rank-and-file BP agents worked together, to respect each other's jobs, period. The Texas national guard members have lawful order. And they have to carry out those orders.
So the rank-and-file of the Border Patrol, is kind of on the side of Texas.
STU: Hmm. Uh-oh.
GLENN: Now, this is where that crazy ambiguity thing happens.
STU: It's so fun. It's so fun.
Well, if you wanted direct orders. And you wanted this to be so much better for yourself.
All you have to do is stop whipping migrants on horseback. And it's such a huge problem.
GLENN: Amen. And, you know what, the Texas Border Patrol. They appreciated that. They appreciated the president came out and said, slavery.
STU: Yeah. What I liked, after it was proven without a shadow of a doubt, that it didn't happen.
They didn't wind up correcting it. I think that's important for a military's morale. MAGA extremism.
Is that what you said?
MAGA extremists? Or I'm sorry, ultra MAGA extremists. I'm sorry.
GLENN: It's like the marketing isn't working on new MAGA, ultra MAGA. Super, super huge scary MAGA.
STU: Right. Yeah. Like it didn't work just saying they were MAGA. And then it didn't work when they said it's MAGA extremists.
Now it's ultra MAGA extremists.
GLENN: Ultra MAGA extremists. Now with ESG. Is that like MSG?
STU: We'll go to ultra MAGA, mega Doppler extremist. Very soon.
GLENN: It's great.
STU: And then we just keep upping it from there.
GLENN: Extra spicy MAGA.
STU: I say like what they do with on global warming. In 50 years, this could happen. And when people say, okay. Tell me -- get in touch with me in 49 years.
It's actually happening right now, it's worse than ever. Do you believe that?
STU: Oh, my God. It happened last week.
GLENN: Time to get out!