Last November, Bishop Joseph Strickland was removed by Pope Francis from his position as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas. The question is, why? In this episode of "The Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn and Bishop Strickland discuss why he was removed and how to be first-century Christians in the 21st century. Bishop Strickland is described by his critics as a “Christian Nationalist,” a “Francis-bashing, fire-breathing darling of right-wing Twitter.” But in this episode, he sets the record straight. From Catholic views on same-sex marriage to the Big Bang to why he joined a protest against the L.A. Dodgers for honoring anti-Catholic drag group “The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence,” Bishop Strickland warns that “we need to wake up as a nation before it’s too late.” He also shares his opinion about the faith of the most well-known Catholic politicians such as Nancy Pelosi and America’s second Catholic president — Joe Biden; why he thinks there are very few atheists in the world; and how every American needs to find the strength to live in the truth.
For President’s Day 2024, the Presidential Greatness Project asked a list of “presidential experts” to rank all past and present American presidents — and the final list reveals a lot about what these “experts” really value. Glenn, Pat, and Stu review the list, which predictably ranked Abraham Lincoln 1st. But the list quickly devolves into a celebration of progressive presidents who expanded the federal government’s powers: “Everyone they like wanted a dictatorship,” Glenn says. And of course, the “experts” weren’t big fans of Donald Trump …
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GLENN: Well, the presidential greatness ratings and rankings are finally in.
Yes. Yes. The -- the president and executive politics section of the American political of science association, which is the foremost organization of Social Security science experts in presidential politics, as well as super, super smart scholars, who are much more smart than you are, tummy.
They published a peer-reviewed academic research in key-related scholarly journals and academic presses, and 525 respondents were invited to participate.
Here we have, the best presidents ranked in order.
PAT: 525 were asked. I think 100 --
PAT: 154, actually.
GLENN: Usable responses were received. In other words, there were some that --
STU: They used all of those.
GLENN: All right. So number one, Abraham Lincoln.
Don't think we can argue with that. He's in the top five.
STU: Yeah. Top five.
PAT: For sure. This has I don't know if I would put him one.
GLENN: Who would you put as one?
STU: Probably Washington.
GLENN: I would too.
STU: That's not a knock on Lincoln.
GLENN: But Washington was the one who demonstrated how to use power. How to get rid of power. How to go home.
STU: Set the tone.
GLENN: The two terms thing is all because of him.
He is -- he is -- but he is a reluctant president, just like Michelle Obama.
Okay. So they have --
STU: Still? Where they still have -- number one is Lincoln. Number two is Franklin Roosevelt.
PAT: This is unbelievable. Stop it.
STU: It's completely --
PAT: FDR is one of the absolute worse. He's bottom five. Bottom five for sure.
GLENN: Well, if you'll notice the pattern here as we go on. The pattern is, the scholar seems to love those who you can't get past. You can't get past Lincoln. You can't get past Washington. You can't throw them into the dustbin. But they want to. They want to.
PAT: They want to.
GLENN: And so if you look at the pattern of everyone that doesn't make sense, it's because they fundamentally changed our systems.
PAT: Uh-huh, where FDR fundamentally changed. We were this close to a dictatorship.
Mussolini said he's cut from our cloth. Hitler said, he's cut from our cloth. He's going for this great state, so FDR.
So then number three is Washington.
Under FDR --
STU: That's -- that's insanity.
GLENN: By the way, FDR, huge racist. Huge racist.
Did not invite, what's his name? The runner?
Jesse Owens. Didn't invite him.
Only metal winner, not invited. The biggest. And most important -- wasn't invited.
STU: Of all time.
GLENN: Let's see. So Washington. Then Theodore Roosevelt. Another progressive.
PAT: Come on. Jeez.
STU: Like Theodore Roosevelt. Does not even belong anywhere close to the top of this list.
STU: You mentioned this a million times. Obviously, the man started the Progressive Party.
Of course they love him. But still --
GLENN: Massive eugenist.
STU: You can say he did incredible things in his life, but as a person. Yeah.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. But what did he do?
What did he do as president? What is he most famous for doing as president?
STU: He was -- well, he really like, continued what -- what Wilson was doing, who is coming up soon in the countdown. But continued that move. In a way to -- to make progressivism the -- the homespun philosophy.
GLENN: But as a president. As a president, he's responsible for the national parks.
He's -- he's responsible --
STU: Why is that seen as some big accomplishment?
Hey, we fenced off a bunch of grass!
What a -- remember the Ken burns documentary. The slogan for that documentary was America's greatest accomplishment. What are you talking about?
The guy put a bunch of -- what?
Fences around grass where animals can stay.
PAT: Well, there's gates too, so you can pay to get ahead. Don't forget about that.
STU: Wow. What a thing. What a thing.
I mean, how many medical innovations have we created? We've saved the world how many times?
Well, gosh. Well, they put those park benches out there.
That was really a good thing that America did. Hey, look, picnic tables!
GLENN: Again, look at the two.
We have Lincoln and Washington. We understand. Okay?
Roosevelt and Roosevelt, they're both progressives. They're both progressives.
PAT: Really bad.
GLENN: They're all about state power.
GLENN: Then Jefferson.
Another one you got to go, well, okay.
You wrote the Declaration of Independence. I think this is kind of a big deal. Then Truman.
STU: Again, we should point out. All these people are saying, oh, well, we have to throw them in.
Are also the people that I guarantee, some of these historians. If you look at their Twitter tedious. Would be advocating for the tearing down of their statues.
PAT: Oh, for sure.
STU: Like I guarantee you, 2020, go back and look at their George Floyd feeds at the time, as they were encouraging Washington and Jefferson. The statues to come down.
GLENN: Washington, Jefferson. And Lincoln.
STU: And Lincoln is maybe the hardest argument to make on that one. But still.
GLENN: They wanted to bring it down in Washington, DC.
STU: Ben Franklin, they wanted to bring down his statues.
PAT: Harry Truman is a surprise too. Since he dropped the bomb on Japan.
GLENN: Not only, he's the guy that said yes to Israel.
PAT: Yeah, right.
GLENN: So, I mean, I'm shocked at him.
Then number seven, Obama.
PAT: That's incredible. Nine places since last time.
STU: Just stupid, just stupid.
PAT: It's asinine.
GLENN: You know why?
Michelle Obama for president. Who is losing a thousand dollars?
STU: Stop trying to take my money. I just want a push.
That's all I want. Is a push.
We need Gavin Newsom or somebody, to be the nominee. So I don't have to pay a thousand dollars.
Then Eisenhower. Now, Eisenhower oversaw the building of the industrial military complex.
PAT: Yeah. But he bashed it, at the end.
STU: That one speech.
GLENN: He said, we just built it. You will have to deal with this. Be afraid.
PAT: I put this thing together for you, that you will have to deal with the rest of America's existence.
But look out for it! Because it's really powerful and bad.
GLENN: Right. So look what we have. We have Obama, built giant government. Eisenhower, giant government. Then number nine, LB Johnson.
PAT: This is incredible. That might be the biggest abomination of them all. Number nine. A top ten president.
STU: He is legitimately, within the conversation, for the worst president of all time.
PAT: No question.
STU: It's in the conversation.
Now, you might say Woodrow Wilson. And I probably will lean that way. But if you want to come up with -- we need to do -- we need to get all the Blaze people to give us the top five presidents of all time.
Because LBJ, to me, is on that list. If he's not number one worst of all time, he's in the top two or thee.
GLENN: It's Wilson. I'm not going to rank them. Wilson is number one in all of them.
STU: Of course.
GLENN: It's Wilson. Obama. LBJ.
STU: Biden. Where Biden -- Biden might be number one or two now.
PAT: Yeah. For sure.
GLENN: It's Jackson. Andrew Jackson.
STU: I would put Carter in the conversation for that.
GLENN: Carter. But Carter is almost like a hapless dupe compared to these guys.
STU: But still! That's really bad.
GLENN: He started the Department of Education. So he built the -- look at -- everyone they like, wanted a dictatorship.
All of them!
They didn't call it that. But that's what they wanted. They built this Deep State. Then Kennedy is at number ten.
He's up four, which I find interesting.
Because Kennedy is probably the only one that couldn't -- wouldn't be allowed in the Democratic Party now. All the ones we just mentioned, they would still love.
Kennedy, no way.
Kennedy wanted to break up the military industrial complex. Kennedy cut taxes like nobody's business!
I mean, he was practically Ronald Reagan in comparison.
Then -- then James Madison comes in after Truman, Eisenhower, Obama, Johnson.
Come on. Come on.
GLENN: James Madison.
PAT: Yeah. The guy who wrote the US Constitution.
Let's put him 11th.
STU: Behind a guy who created a bunch of programs that are completely bankrupting us.
STU: Like we are all aware as to why we are going to soon be spending a trillion dollars a year, in just interest, but LBJ.
Ah, yeah, the good thing, the redeeming quality, he was an incredible racist. And he was a drunk driver. Let's put him number nine.
GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Number nine.
Then after Madison. Then comes Bill Clinton.
Then comes John Adams.
STU: Clinton. Wait.
GLENN: Then comes Biden. This has so we have -- accused rapist. Followed by -- and Biden at 14, is -- look, I don't know.
PAT: So outrageous.
STU: The Barack Obama thing is so expected. It didn't surprise me at all, right?
GLENN: You do have to say. There is -- there is, at this point, with historians.
There is, you know, kind of a magic around him. Because he was America's second black president.
STU: Right. Ahead of the first black president.
GLENN: Yeah. It's weird.
STU: But you kind of understand.
The reason you see bias in these things is always big. Like Biden being there is not all that shocking because of its recency bias.
Obama, I'm expecting.
And the end of this, of course, everyone already knows is Trump last.
Which is also probably one of the recency bias. Right? Once the next president gets in that is a Republican, they will all say, he's even worse than Trump.
We all know that will happen on these lists.
But it's like, the -- the Obama thing.
Okay. First black president. Like, they got their Obamacare. There are things they know they will like. What on earth argument is there, with Joe Biden. With a 37 percent approval rating, to be the 14th greatest president of all time?
GLENN: You're not going to.
STU: It's absurd.
GLENN: The rest of the list is not going to improve your mood.
By the way, tomorrow, I will have a poll ready. With all the presidents.
And you just rank them. Okay? If you don't know who they are.
Because like Polk. I don't know. What did Polk do?
PAT: Mexican-American war.
GLENN: Okay. So he's bad.
STU: By the way, it's also Tuesday. This would be James K. Polk Tuesdays, just pointing that out.
GLENN: Hayes. Rutherford B. Hayes. What did he do?
PAT: All kinds of things.
STU: Are you guys into Chester B. Arthur?
GLENN: Yeah, there are some -- we will cut the list down. Okay?
PAT: Just eliminating Chester A. Arthur.
GLENN: No. I'll leave them all in there for judges. Like, I don't know.
PAT: Is he a Republican or Democrat? Whatever.
STU: Seems best five worse. Best five worse.
GLENN: I like to see top ten. Bottom ten. Okay. We'll do that.
New York has charged former president Donald Trump $355 million for allegedly inflating the value of his properties in order to defraud banks (despite ZERO banks losing any money). But truckers across the country have decided to protest the ruling by boycotting New York City and even New York state. Glenn spoke with some of the truckers and their message was clear: “Under no circumstances will I cross that bridge again.”
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GLENN: One of the best things I've heard in a long time. And I would love to talk to truckers. If you're a trucker, and you would love to participate in this.
Not going to ask your name. Just call us up
If you're one of the truckers that are refusing now to drive to New York City after the $355 million fraud ruling on Donald Trump.
A conservative social media influencer, a trucker who goes by Chicago Ray, posted a video clip in which he claims some of his colleagues will stop making deliveries to New York City to protest the ruling.
I've been on the radio, talking to drivers for the past hour. And I've talked to ten drivers. And they are going to start refusing loads to drivers, starting on Monday.
So does that include any drivers that are listening to me now?
Rob, you're a truck driver in Pennsylvania. Do you deliver much to New York City?
CALLER: Well, I delivered -- about a month ago, I delivered eight times to the Five Boroughs.
GLENN: Okay. And are you going to continue to do it?
CALLER: No, sir. I've already told my dispatch that under no circumstances, will I be crossing that bridge again. I won't go into New York State, much less the city.
GLENN: Wow. So what was dispatch's reaction to that?
Did you get any heat?
CALLER: No. I actually got, oh, another one.
It seems like, about -- between 20 and 25 percent of our drivers have refused to go into taking any loads into New York City anymore.
GLENN: Now, will that make a difference? 25 percent?
CALLER: The thing is, I work for a multi-national company. Huge company. And they will resort to using outside drivers and paying more.
Roger in Alabama. Hello, Roger.
CALLER: Yeah. Hey, I drove into the city, probably a couple times a week, delivering fresh seafood from the gulf. From Louisiana and Alabama and Mississippi. And for me, to drive into New York City, it's a pain.
But it pays well. But so, I'm not going to do that anymore. And as far as being able to recoup the loss, you know, for -- from what I will be able to find. Going anywhere.
I will book my own freight. Finding loads are easy.
Some of the other drivers I could talk about. Is the -- the drivers that are coming around have no experience, that are willing to drive into the city -- who will have a terrible time. I mean, being in New York City, if a bunch of independent truck drivers start doing this, New York City will pitch a fit real quick. But it really won't hurt the trucking industry you know, at all. Because there's such a demand for drivers. And experienced drivers who are independent who run their own truck and run their own business, they won't have a problem.
GLENN: I have to tell you.
CALLER: If we can survive the fuel problem, a couple years ago, we can survive this.
GLENN: I have to tell you, if you don't know -- if you've never driven in New York City, especially with an 18 wheeler, you are screwed.
I mean, it is really tough to get around. I don't know how you guys do it in New York.
I really don't.
CALLER: Well, some of the new inexperienced guys, they can't. That's just it. They cannot do it. They just can't. They're crashing into bridges and turning up neighborhoods. They just can't do it.
I have known some people that had 5 and 10 years of experience have trouble driving through the city. It's not easy. But it can be done. But it's not going to be done by me anymore. Just like California. I don't take loads to California. And pretty much -- the northeast. Sorry, I ain't doing them.
GLENN: Good for you.
So, Roger, what is the feel on how many will take, to be able to affect New York?
CALLER: I don't know of a number of how many of it will take. But the length of times, will surely take effect. Even if they still get goods into New York City, by some of the drivers, it will cost a lot of money. It will cost a lot of money. First, they will feel a loss of -- because, one, it's not just groceries. It's everything that is sold in a store, that comes into New York City, on a truck.
GLENN: Yeah. I know. Yep. Yep.
All right. Thank you so much, Roger.
Let me go to Scott in Massachusetts. Hey, Scott.
CALLER: Hey, Glenn. First time, long time.
GLENN: Thank you.
CALLER: Hey, yeah. I'm not going to New York City. Cost hundred some odd bucks. I think it's $130 across the bridge. And I can look down through the potholes and see traffic on the layer below. And you get in there. The last time I made a delivery there, I got a -- it was in Manhattan. And I -- my truck takes up six parking spaces. And I haul construction materials.
So they will take it up to the top of the building, right? To the roof. Styrofoam insulation.
So they told me, hey. Park on the side of the road, in Manhattan. I had to double park.
So the cops came along, gave me a ticket. 250-dollar ticket for parking. $250 for blocking the bike lane.
I'm like, what the heck? So the same thing happens in DC.
They'll, actually -- I've dealt with the FBI and the police. And they say, just move up somewhere else.
And it's -- you know, it's no problem there. So, yeah. No. I don't need to go to New York. You'll get the scrubs and the dudes that haven't done it, haven't been working a lot of time in there. And let's be honest, that will be even better.
GLENN: Yeah. It will.
CALLER: Because those guys can't turn or back up. So you will have accidents. You are going to have traffic tied up. You have guys who can't back up or can't turn.
You know, this is their first car. Let them have them. You know.
GLENN: Scott, thank you very much.
Yeah. Let me go to Jason. Jason you're in Maine?
CALLER: Yeah. I'm on the way to -- as we speak, I have a load of lumber on. Going over to Byron off 84 right by Fishkill. But I -- ever since day one, since I started driving a truck, I never -- I refused to go to New York City. It's a big pain. But I have been looking at this, and trying to figure out if there's any truth to it. But I couldn't wait for this morning to listen to you, to see.
A lot of times, you'll hear things like this. You don't know how much truth to it is.
But I'm a 100 percent Trump supporter, and I have no shame in admitting it. And I have not bringing this truck. That's a blessing, being owner and operator. I don't have to take any loans, if I don't want to.
GLENN: Good for you.
CALLER: Like the other guys -- the other guys, sometimes they don't have an option. It's their only job.
It will hopefully make an impact. And hopefully will make a statement, that, you know, hey. We're not going to tolerate this. Because something needs to be done, Glenn.
Jay in Ohio. Hello, Jay.
CALLER: Hey, how is it going, Glenn?
CALLER: Yeah. Every Monday, I -- I live in the Corpus area. I head to Manhattan. And that's not happening today.
GLENN: Really? And what did -- what did your bosses say?
CALLER: It's funny, because he's very liberal.
But he -- but pretty much everybody in his company is not.
I already told him.
And he kept justifying it. You know, they're doing the whole thing. Where every vehicle crosses over and gets taxed and everything. So it helps out in the long run.
But I obviously wasn't going to do it anyway.
GLENN: So how many people, around you, or in your company, are doing it?
CALLER: There's two other drivers that go to not exactly Manhattan. But they go to Long Island and stuff.
And they're kind of hem-hawing about it, and stuff.
So it's -- but they were not a big company.
CALLER: But I've been in this company for ten years. So it is what it is. And I'm like, eh, that's fine.
I have no problem.
GLENN: We have Chris in Georgia. Who, you have been delivering goods to New York City for how long?
VOICE: About 15 years.
GLENN: Fifteen years.
Into the city, or all of New York?
CALLER: All of New York.
GLENN: And what are your thoughts on it today?
CALLER: I'll no longer be going to New York. We're non-force dispatch. I can choose where I go, and I'm going to Georgia instead.
GLENN: So are you hearing this from a lot of -- because I've had one truck driver call in today and say, I was excited to listen to the show today, because I wanted to hear if it was just me and just a handful of people, or if this is a big deal.
CALLER: Well, I hadn't heard about the boycott, until you mentioned it.
CALLER: Yeah. I personally made that decision, when I heard the announcement last week.
But, yeah. It's -- it's not right.
GLENN: No. It's not right. It's not right.
And this, I think is the kind of thing that Martin Luther King would have done.
This is a peaceful protest.
It's all of the individual choosing for themselves. I'm not just -- I'm not going to -- I'm not going to support that kind of activity.
Not doing it.
I commend you for it.
And it shouldn't hurt the truck drivers, at least at first.
Because there's a shortage of truck drivers.
You can drive wherever you want, pretty much, isn't it?
CALLER: Yeah. Yes.
Well, there's -- that's a tough one.
GLENN: There might be more to that.
CALLER: Well, it's -- it's hard to put in a short statement.
But there's people that -- who will -- who will go to New York, even if they don't care about the politics.
They have no intentions of staying in this country.
They're here short-term.
And that's a whole other story.
But personally, you know, this will include points beyond New York.
I will no longer be going to Connecticut, Massachusetts, and loads coming back.
Just, I'm not going to partake in any of it.
I prefer to run to western states. I don't go to California, for the same reasons.
GLENN: How about Colorado?
CALLER: Well, that's a tough one. My company is from there.
GLENN: All right. Hey, thank you very much, Chris. I appreciate it. God bless.
CALLER: Thank you, Glenn.
GLENN: Yeah, I'm interested to see how this works out. I mean, this is a group of people that can make a huge difference.
And we as a population, they know -- we don't ever do anything.
You know, the minute the state says, no. Boys have to go to boys bathrooms. Girls to girls bathrooms.
Which is completely common sense. They go crazy. They boycott the state. It usually has no effect. Truckers, however, can do that. And it will make a difference. Because it's already hard to move goods. And if you're not. Especially until Manhattan.
This is only ten roads in. Ten. And you're a trucker. You I think it's between I think it's 11:00 p.m. or midnight to 5:00 a.m.
And if you're a trucker and you have not driven in New York City, oh, it's going to be a nightmare. A nightmare.
But sending the message, hey. Return to the rule of law. We don't hunt people. We don't -- we don't find a person, and then find the crime.
If there's a crime, so be it. But we don't do it, based on who you are.
Recent comments from special counsel Robert Hur have got people talking: Will President Biden be removed from office using the 25th Amendment? Is his mental agility actually deteriorating — and if it is, will Democrats do anything? Sen. Eric Schmitt (R-MO) joins Glenn to discuss the possibility, as well as an often-overlooked fact: Vice President Kamala Harris would have to initiate the 25th Amendment removal procedure and Biden’s Cabinet would have to agree. Sen. Schmitt also discusses the possibility that the Senate will remove DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas from office: “He’s obviously lied before Congress.”
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: Welcome, Senator Schmidt.
How are you?
ERIC: I'm good, Glenn. How are you?
GLENN: Good. I have a couple things to ask you. One that everyone is asking. And I'm sorry that I have to bring this up.
But is there any relation between you and John Jacob Jingleheimerschmidt?
ERIC: Well, his name is my name too.
GLENN: Okay. All right. Good.
Yeah. Yeah. Okay. Good.
So the -- first of all, let's start with the Mayorkas thing. It's coming now to the Senate. Late February. According to Schumer.
And, I mean, I think there's plenty of reasons for him to be impeached.
One is just -- just lying to the American people, over and over again.
In front of Congress.
Under testimony. Under oath. That the border was secure when it clearly wasn't.
But is this going anywhere in the Senate.
ERIC: We'll see. Schumer issued a statement yesterday, the process when it comes over, the House managers will literally walk it over. It's received by the Senate. What's supposed to happen, all the senators that are immediately sworn in as jurors.
And we act as jurors in the trial. Now, I suppose Schumer can try some sort of -- some trickery to sort of table it or dismiss it, or something.
The way it's supposed to work. We're supposed to hear evidence, and ultimately make a decision. Now it would take a supermajority, not a simple majority, to convict.
ERIC: So we'll see if the Democrats ultimately sort of, you know, rally here. But I do think there's a lot at play.
I mean, one of the things, in this debate, about this border security. So-called border security bill, which is a total disaster. It actually made things worse. And weakens our immigration laws. One of the things on the books right now, is ability for parole, right? You can parole people in the United States. It's supposed to be extraordinary. It's supposed to be individualized. A case-by-case sort of basis. You know, Mayorkas in this administration, have paroled an entire class of people, just because they're from a particular part of the country. That's a clear violation of the law. He obviously lied before Congress. And so we'll see what those articles and impeachment looked like, and then as jurors make a decision make a decision based on the facts and the evidence in, you know, upholding our oath.
GLENN: So there has been so much going on. I mean, I listened to the news this morning.
And it is all about the different cases, against Donald Trump.
We have -- I mean, law fair is the way of the future, it seems.
ERIC: You know, this is -- I wish the Democrats would take their blue jerseys off for a minute. And look at this, in a way of, how does this affect our republic long-term?
We have never, Glenn, never seen anything like this.
I think Trump Derangement Syndrome is real. These people have completely lost their minds. And are willing to do almost anything, to not allow the American people to send Donald Trump back to the White House. Because I think that's exactly what would happen.
And I think he will win in November. I think they know that. And I think that that's why this desperation in DC is playing out. Whether it's kicked him off the ballot. I think that case was argued early last week, before the Supreme Court. I would expect them to rule quickly on that. And hopefully, voice unanimously. There's just no legal basis, for him to be thrown off by the state of Colorado. Or any state.
Which is not. That's one piece of it. And then trying to throw this guy in jail, for the rest of his life. It's totally -- totally insane.
This is the kind of stuff, Glenn. If it were happening somewhere else, you know, our State Department would be warning us about it.
This is banana republic kind of stuff.
GLENN: Yeah. All right.
So let me switch to the 20th Fifth Amendment.
They tried to do this to Donald Trump. And the media brought on experts. And everything else.
How senile Donald Trump was getting, et cetera, et cetera.
Obviously, not true.
This one, you can see.
I mean, this is not a conspiracy at all.
This isn't made up.
This, you can witness firsthand. And it is terrifying, as a citizen, to watch a man, in charge.
But I don't know if he's actually in charge. I don't know who is running the White House.
But normally, no matter who it was, right or left. I would be raising the same alarm saying, this is dangerous.
But we also have a replacement, who Kamala Harris is -- I don't know if she would be any better.
You know, she would at least be alert and there.
But I don't know how good she would be.
But the 25th Amendment has to be invoked by the vice president. Right?
And the cabinet?
GLENN: That's right. The majority of the cabinet. So the president under the 25th Amendment, can do it his or her herself. I mean, that's not going to happen.
Or initiated by the vice president. Voted by a majority of cabinet members, essentially.
And then that goes to the House and the Senate. Now, there's a little back and forth, theoretically, that's played out between the president saying, no.
I am confident. No. You're not confident.
And ultimately, it would go to the House and the Senate for a two-thirds vote, ultimately, to remove or temporarily transfer, powers, to the vice president.
So it's obviously -- it's an extraordinary kind of thing to have happen.
Because you have someone, you know, elected to be president.
So that's why you have that kind of high bar and that high threshold.
However, I don't think, Glenn, we have not seen anything like this. I mean, the president -- you know, in these interviews. As it relates to the document case. Couldn't remember when he was vice president.
Couldn't remember the years, in which he served as vice president of the United States.
People see this playing out every day, as he struggles to get through sentences. Walking from place to place.
You know, falling. All of these sorts of things. In very plain view.
And, by the way, I don't take any pleasure in that. There's no joy in that.
GLENN: No. Sad.
ERIC: You know -- yeah, it's sad.
And that trajectory of age and decline is not the same for everybody. But clearly, you see a precipitous decline now in his capabilities. And that deposition was probably a case in point.
Which is why we need to see a full transfer to that.
Because there are only bits and pieces, in that report that came out.
It's not good. It's a real problem.
To your earlier point, Kamala Harris is a nightmare. And a total ideologue. Who is not all that bright.
But if you're talking about --
GLENN: She's competent.
ERIC: Yeah. She's mentally competent.
GLENN: Yeah. Yeah. You know, the only time we have seen something like this, it was kept under wraps. And it was Woodrow Wilson.
But they hid it. They hid it from Congress.
But once his own party. I think he was in hiding at the White House for like a year.
And his wife was actually signing all of the things, from the White House.
And once his own party, the democratic party found out, they said, you're done.
You're not running for reelection. Because he -- she was planning on him running for reelection.
You're not running for reelection. Or we expose the whole thing.
And it was -- it was about this time.
That they had come to them.
It was this close, I think to an election. When they finally came to them.
I don't think -- is there anybody -- I mean, do you hear senators talk about this?
On the other side?
And say, this is dangerous?
ERIC: Yeah. I think that they -- they will tell you that this was not the same Joe Biden.
Certainly, that they served with.
Some people that served with him. Or even just a few years ago.
It's just not. It's not. It's obvious. To your point. With Woodrow Wilson. Who I would argue, is probably our worst president in American history.
GLENN: Oh. Give me the Valentine's Day music, will you? This guy shot an arrow through my heart. That was my Valentine's Day gift from you, wasn't it?
ERIC: Yes. Woodrow Wilson is terrible. But, yeah --
ERIC: But, yeah. His wife was essentially doing everything at the very end. And it's amazing, that in 20th century America that actually happened.
So, yeah. People get it. People see it.
You know, people who serve with them. People who have been in the Oval Office.
Talking with him.
Right now. It's really a mess.
But I don't know if anybody can go.
There's betting odds of whether he'll end up being the nominee.
He's not willingly giving this up.
He's running. Now, I think the Obama's have a lot to do with what's actually going on in the White House.
And I know there's a theory, that Michelle Obama could be put in place, at the convention.
GLENN: Hang on. Start the music again.
You may be singing music to my ears again. Go ahead. What's going to happen there?
ERIC: Michelle Obama could be playing -- you know, at the last minute here. We'll see. But Joe Biden is not -- is not willingly going softly into that good night.
GLENN: No. No.
So if he doesn't -- I mean, they're trapped. They're really trapped.
Because there's no way that guy will win. I mean, he'll be -- think about how fast he's declined recently to now.
Imagine from now until November. From November to January, I just don't think the guy is going to make it.
ERIC: Yeah. I agree. So there's two things outside of a typical -- like if you're comparing President Trump's record to Joe Biden's record. You would say, hey, look, we have a secure border.
We had wage growth, across all socioeconomic levels. We're energy dominant.
A lot of great things were happening, right? You didn't like them, whatever.
But the truth is, America was doing great then. We had no wars. That's what America was for his presidency.
All that stuff is very different now, under Joe Biden.
So under a typical campaign, people will compare, I think Trump wins, anyway.
You have a couple things happening now that are very different. One I think is this law fair, it's backfired.
We talked about it earlier.
It's really backfired. People see it. They know it's dangerous.
And I think that will be a motivation for people to say, we're not going to allow that to happen in this country.
There's no way, we will be able to descend in this third world banana republic. Where you're eliminating -- disenfranchising millions of people that way. And secondly, there's this competency thing. People see it.
And if you're an independent voter, and you haven't made up your mind.
Compare those two -- you know, the schedule that Donald Trump has.
Because his energy, versus, what you see now. From Joe Biden.
Is a stark contrast. And I think that's why.
Especially in states like Michigan.
You're seeing this polling. I think that's part of it.
GLENN: Senator Eric Schmidt. One of the good guys in Washington, DC.
Thank you for everything that you do and have done, and will continue to do. God bless you. Thank you.
ERIC: God bless you.
Putin opposition leader Alexei Navalny has allegedly died in a Russian prison. But Glenn and Stu aren't buying the official narrative. Did Navalny really just love going for walks ... in the Siberian arctic ... in the winter ... and just randomly pass out once he got back inside? Did Putin's guards really do all they could to resuscitate him? Sadly, his death is all too unsurprising.
Below is a rush transcript that may contain errors
GLENN: I know. Navalny, you remember him?
STU: I do.
GLENN: He was probably the most prominent opposition leader of Putin in Russia. And the Russian courts found him guilty of all kinds of things.
There were a lot of charges against Navalny. And they finally got that guy, and put him away. Can you imagine?
STU: Super legitimate legal process that led to that.
GLENN: Imagine what it's like to live in Russia. Aren't you glad you live here?
So we told you a couple weeks ago, he was taken from, I think it was in Moscow. And he was taken in the middle of the night.
Some place. His attorney didn't know where he was, for like two weeks.
Finally, they say, we took him to the Polar Wolf Arctic Penal Colony.
Now, this is a place, it's in the Arctic Circle.
And there is no escape, because you go outside, and you die.
So I didn't think, this was good. For him. You know, I don't think anybody thought, oh, well, he's going to kick back. I think there were some people that thought, he didn't even make it there. You know, somehow or another. Oh, just, he caught a cold. It was breezy in his head. They found a hole in his head.
But he was out walking -- ready?
He was out walking last Friday, in the Polar Wolf Arctic Penal Colony. Apparently, he liked to go outside and walk.
Now, does that sound like something in the wintertime, Stu, that you would recommend?
STU: You know, no. I would not.
And it's -- I'm not a fan of exercise generally. But I think this is the type of exercise you should avoid, for sure.
GLENN: Yeah. It's, again, in the Arctic Circle.
GLENN: So he apparently just loved to walk outside, and they let him.
And they said, that, you know, 47 years old.
He's the guy who went after the corruption, and opulence of the crooks and thieves of Russia's elites.
And they said, he just went outside.
Went outside for a walk.
And then he came back in. And he felt unwell.
And then, you know, they brought him back to the cell. And he fell unconscious almost immediately.
And the prison said, quote, all unnecessary, resuscitation measures were carried out. Which did not yield positive results.
STU: You're kidding me.
GLENN: No. And I am sure they strapped electric wires to him. And beat his chest. That's not the way we would put it here.
I'm sorry. But so Putin was told about the death.
And he said, hmm.
STU: All broken up.
GLENN: All broken up.
GLENN: I think he might have been a little sad.
He didn't get to throw this guy from a window.
STU: Uh-huh. Uh-huh.
You know, it's a huge shocker. That this happened.
I was really surprised.
The most surprising death of all time.
GLENN: Yeah. And I don't think anything else could be said. Except this.
When I first was told the story, I heard them say, yeah. He was on a walk. At the Polar Wolf. And I didn't know that was the name of the prison. And I just -- I misheard them. I thought he said, he was on a walk on the polar roof, arctic penal colony.
STU: And just kept walking? Forgot to take a left-hand turn?
GLENN: Yeah, I thought, that's really not -- in any way, shape, or form, you're in Russia. Don't walk on the roof.
They have a problem. I don't know if they're all slippery or what. But a lot of people fall from the roof.
STU: Imagine the balls of this guy.
In the middle of all this going on.
He has no fear at all, for any repercussions.
As to his actions of just killing people. That oppose him.
Has no -- all of the -- the microscopes that are on every one of his actions right now. Does not care at all.
I mean, it's incredible.
GLENN: Yeah, a little bit. A little bit.