I’m not a Glenn Beck fan. I lost all respect for him and his operation during the Bundy Ranch saga, but here, in this video, he hits the target as he dresses down Barry Loudermilk, and the rest of the Freedom Caucus, for their betrayal of the American conservatives who lauded them for running Boehner out of the beltway.
One question looms as they shuffle Paul Ryan in to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House. “HOW ARE YOU GONNA GET HIM OUT IF DOESN’T FIT THE BILL?” This is a good interview. Please watch and after you see this, make a phone call or tweet/facebook your congressman/woman and let them know Ryan is not the guy.
Glenn Beck unloaded on Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.) on his radio show Friday over the House Freedom Caucus’ support of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) for House speaker, saying his leadership will only result in “same business as usual” and could doom the GOP.
The interview was so tense that Beck’s on-air colleagues later said it was the “meanest” he’s “probably been to anybody” in 30 years.
Loudermilk, a member of the House Freedom Caucus, voted to support Ryan’s bid for the speakership and, according to Beck, was the only member who “had the guts” to defend his position on the radio program.
When pressed on whether Ryan is the right leader to fix the problems plaguing the House of Representatives, Loudermilk claimed Ryan is “frustrated” too with the current “top down approach” and would like to see it flipped upside down.
“What happened was John Boehner and the GOP have destroyed the process. Now is Paul Ryan telling you that, oh, hand over his heart, he’s red, white, and blue, constitutional red-blooded American who is going to restore this process? And if so, why do you believe him?” Beck asked.
“Because, look, when we met in the room with him yesterday, we asked him some very pointed questions,” Loudermilk responded. “And there’s other people I would love to see — but the reality is Jim Jordan is not running. Ronald Reagan is dead.”
Co-host Pat Gray interrupted the Republican congressman to disagree with his assertion that Ryan is the only choice available. He also confronted him about the Freedom Caucus’ short-lived endorsement of Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.).
“Barry, there are people other than Ronald Reagan and Jim Jordan. I mean, I don’t know that Jim Jordan is the answer to cancer either,” Gray said. But we were told by so many members of the Freedom Caucus that Daniel Webster was the guy who was going to restore the process…then all of a sudden, you sell Daniel Webster down the river and it’s Paul Ryan now? How can that be?”
Loudermilk claimed he never supported Webster because he did some research on his voting record and “wasn’t that impressed.”
At that point, Beck bluntly told Loudermilk, “I don’t believe any of you guys in Washington!” He then asked what occurred in their meeting with Paul Ryan that caused the Freedom Caucus have such a change of heart.
“I did my own homework…I turned over every single stone,” Beck said. “What happened in the meeting that made you say, ‘You know what? He’s not the big GOP Mitt Romney guy that we all know. He’s not the Karl Rove pick — he’s something entirely different!’”
Here’s how he responded:
“It’s, are we going to empower the individual members of Congress? He said, ‘yes, I want to support you guys rewriting the rules to restore it back to the way it was.’ …One thing I asked him, I said, ‘Are we going to take a fight to the administration?’ I said, ‘I think we’ve wasted a lot of opportunity. We should have been fighting — we keep handing a black check to Barack Obama through continuing resolutions. Are you going to work with us to restore a budget process, to get a budget and appropriations process through so we restore the power of the purse and use it?’ He said, ‘Absolutely. That is going to be a top priority.’ I said, ‘Are we going to actually start fighting for the American people?’ That’s what I’m looking for. He said, ‘Absolutely.’”
“And if he doesn’t…if he lies to you, how hard is it going to be to get him out?” Beck asked.
Here’s how you can make your voice heard. If it is true, that the Freedom Caucus listened to the voices of the people when they told them that Boehner was not the guy to be the Speaker of the House in the U.S. Congress, then let them hear you on Ryan. Call/Tweet/Email Barry Loudermilk. Let him know we don’t appreciate back stabbers in congress.
Here’s the entire list of Freedom Caucus members:
The Capitol Switch Board number: (202) 224-3121
Brian Babin TX, Twitter:
Rod Blum IA, (202) 225-2911 Twitter
Dave Brat VA, (202) 225-2815 and Twitter
Jim Bridenstien OK, Twitter
Ken Buck CO, (202) 225-4676 Twitter
Curt Clawson FL, (202) 225-2536 Twitter
Ron De Santis FL, 202-225-2706 Twitter
Scott Desjarlais OH, (202) 225-6831 Twitter
Jeff Duncan SC, (202) 225-5301 Twitter
Trent Franks AZ, (202) 225-4576 Twitter
Scott Garrett NJ, 201-444-5454 Twitter
Paul Gosar AZ, (202) 225-2315 Twitter
Morgan Griffith VA, (202) 225-3861 Twitter
Andy Harris MD, 202-225-5311 Twitter
Jody Hice GA, (202) 225-4101 Twitter
Barry Loudermilk GA, (202) 225-2931 Twitter
Cynthia Lumis WY, (202) 225-2311 Twitter
Mark Meadows NC, (202) 225-6401 Twitter
Alex Mooney WV, (202) 225-2711 Twitter
Gary Palmer AL, (202) 225-4921 Twitter
Steve Pearce NM, (202) 225-2365 Twitter
Scott Perry PA, (202) 225-5836 Twitter
Ted Poe TX, (202) 225-6565 Twitter
Bill Posey FL, (202) 225-3671 Twitter
Kieth Rothfus PA, (202) 225-2065 Twitter
Mark Sanford SC, (202) 225-3176 Twitter
David Schweikert AZ, (202) 225-2190 Twitter
Marlin Stutzman AZ, (202) 225-4436 Twitter
Randy Weber TX, (202) 225-2831 Twitter
Ted Yoho FL, 202-225-5744 Twitter
These caucus members publicly reject Ryan as Speaker. Thank them! (Think Progress, 10/21/15 3:31 p.m.)
1. Rep. Justin Amash (202) 225-3831 Twitter
2. Rep. Thomas Massie (202) 225-3465 Twitter
3. Rep. Raul Labrador (202) 225-6611 Twitter
4. Rep. Walter Jones 202-225-3415 Twitter
5. Rep. Dan Webster (202) 225-2176 Twitter
Webster is actually running against Ryan and currently holds the endorsement of the Freedom Caucus.
6. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (202) 225-2715 Twitter
7. Rep. Mo Brooks (202) 225-4801 Twitter
8. Rep. John Flemming (202) 225-2777 Twitter
9. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (202) 225-5501 Twitter
10. Rep. Matt Salmon (202) 225-2635 Twitter