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Washington Watch

Washington Watch is a daily program hosted by Family Research Council President Tony Perkins that covers the issues of faith, family and freedom. Tony is your leading source for what is really happening in our nation’s Capital.

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Marsha Blackburn, James Comer, Mary Szoch, Katharine Stevens

On today's show:

  • Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, discusses the Clinton campaign paying a technology company to infiltrate Trump Tower and to establish interference and a narrative linking Trump to Russia.
  • James Comer, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Kentucky, details his plans to address Washington D.C.’s mounting problems once Republicans regain control of Congress.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC’s Director of the Center for Human Dignity, unpacks China’s former One Child Policy, which is now a Three Child Policy, and the destruction that has caused on Chinese families.
  • Katharine Stevens, Founder & CEO of the Center on Child and Family Policy, unpacks a study showing that universal state-run preschool would cause long-term harm to children.
February 15, 202200:54:07
Dave Brat, Ken Blackwell, Sam Brownback, Andrew Brunson, Chip Roy

On today's show:

  • Dave Brat, Dean of Liberty University’s School of Business, addresses what rising inflation and lagging wage growth means for the economy and the political landscape.
  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance and former Ohio Secretary of State, discusses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce demanding an end to Canada’s “Freedom Convoy” of truckers.
  • Sam Brownback, former Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, speaks on China’s human rights record.
  • Andrew Brunson, FRC’s Special Advisor for Religious Freedom, shares about the delivery of FRC prayer pledges to Päivi Räsänen, a member of Finland’s parliament who is facing trial for expressing biblical beliefs about human sexuality.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for Texas's 21st District, reiterates his support of Päivi Räsänen and discusses the letter he wrote offering her prayer and encouragement as she stands trial.
February 14, 202200:54:06
Mary Miller, Andrew Bostom, Ethan Gutmann, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Mary Miller, Representative for Illinois’ 15th congressional district, shares about the parental rights bills she is authoring.
  • Dr. Andrew Bostom, a clinical trialist, analyses why the FDA postponed an advisory panel meeting on Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine for children under 5 years old.
  • Ethan Gutmann, investigative reporter and author of “The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem,” highlights disturbing revelations of organ harvesting committed by the Chinese Communist Party.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, shares a theological view of the SAFE Act.
February 11, 202200:54:05
Nihal Krishan, Craig L. Parshall, Dave LaRock, Nury Turkel, Tim Norton, Mark Harris

On today's show:

  • Nihal Krishan, Technology Reporter for the Washington Examiner, addresses Biden’s FCC nominee, Gigi Sohn, and the impact she could have on swaying the majority in the agency.
  • Craig L. Parshall, attorney and special counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice and senior advisor of legal policy & civil liberty for the American Principles Project, shares whether Gigi Sohn’s confirmation to FCC could lead to reinstating the Fairness Doctrine.
  • Dave LaRock, Virginia Delegate, discusses the voting happening in the Virginia House on a bill that gives families the ability to opt-out of mask mandates issued by school systems.
  • Nury Turkel, commissioner for the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and chairman of the Board for the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP), talks about China’s treatment of the Uyghurs and the CCP’s propaganda during the Olympics.
  • Tim Norton, a trucker from Brooks, Alberta, discusses his personal experience with Canada’s “Freedom Convoy”.
  • Dr. Mark Harris, FRC's vice president for the Association of Churches & Ministries, speaks about FRC Action’s recent candidate training event in North Carolina.
February 10, 202200:54:10
Roger Marshall, Jerry Boykin, Bob Fu, John Stemberger, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • Roger Marshall, U.S. Senator from Kansas, discusses the White House’s COVID response briefing, Democratic governors rescinding COVID restrictions as waves of polling show Americans are ready to move on with life, and his op-ed on how health officials and the media have cultivated an unhealthy fear of COVID.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discusses United States and Iran resuming nuclear talks.
  • Bob Fu, Founder and President of China Aid Association and FRC’s Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom, talks about the growing repression of China on Christians and others.
  • John Stemberger, President and general Counsel for Florida Family Policy Council, responds to President Biden's comments on Florida's bill that protects children from innapropriate sex and gender conversations in the classroom.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, details FRC Action’s candidate school training event in North Carolina and comments on a Florida bill that protects children from sex and gender discussions in the classroom and parents’ responses to sexually explicit sex ed instruction in Connecticut.
February 09, 202200:54:10
Pat Fallon, Mary Beth Waddell, Gordon Chang, Suzie Pollock, Steve Viars

On today's show, hosted by Eben Fowler, Director of Broadcast Operations for Bott Radio Network:

  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, discusses what leaked documents reveal about the Afghanistan withdrawal, President Biden‘s threat to cancel the Nord Stream pipeline, and the United States and Iran resuming nuclear talks.
  • Mary Beth WaddellFRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Family and Religious Liberty, shares why Congress should reject the Global Respect Act.
  • Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China," comments on Olympic athletes’ testimonies that China is forcing quarantined athletes to stay in inhumane conditions.
  • Suzie Pollock, Missouri State Representative, talks about the introduction of the SAFE Act in the Missouri House of Representatives.
  • Dr. Steve Viars, Senior Pastor of Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana, gives an update on the West Lafayette City Council’s ban that threatened church’s counseling ministry.
February 08, 202200:54:07
Chris Smith, John Boozman, Michael Waltz, Marty Makary

On today's show:

  • Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of New Jersey, discusses the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing and why many are referring to it as the “Genocide Games.”
  • John Boozman, U.S. Senator from Arkansas, talks about security issues at the southern border and the Senate Republicans’ letter to the DHS Secretary asking why taxpayer dollars are being used to fly illegal immigrants around the country.
  • Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th district of Florida, calls out NBC for refusing to air his ad that criticizes China.
  • Dr. Marty Makary, Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & School of Public Health, shares the findings of his newly released study on natural immunity.
February 07, 202200:54:10
Adrian Zenz, Andrew Bostom, Walker Wildmon, Megan Basham

On today's show:

  • Adrian Zenz, Senior Fellow in China Studies at Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, talks about the Chinese propaganda littering the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and the genocide of the Uyghurs happening only a few hours from the winter world stage.
  • Dr. Andrew Bostom, Associate Professor of Family Medicine at Brown University, weighs in on Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds’ decision to end the COVID-19 emergency health declaration this month.
  • Walker Wildmon, Vice president of Operations at American Family Association (AFA), shares about AFA’s petition to SCOTUS on behalf of healthcare workers facing Biden's vaccine mandate.
  • Megan Basham, entertainment reporter for the Daily Wire, addresses how the pandemic has exposed corruption at the National Institutes of Health and how federal funding has been used to coerce health care establishments to follow the Dr. Fauci and Francis Collins agenda.
February 04, 202200:54:10
Callie Patteson, Jerry Boykin, Mat Staver, Brian Brase, Steven Haugaard, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show:

  • Callie Patteson, politics reporter at New York Post, discusses her report, “NATO estimates Russia will have 30,000 troops in Belarus as tensions over Ukraine grow."
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discusses the U.S. raid in northwest Syria that led to the death of the leader of the Islamic State.
  • Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, discusses how the vaccine mandate has driven nearly 34,000 New York healthcare workers out of work and is now driving hospitals to turn to foreign healthcare workers.
  • Brian Brase, trucker and co-organizer of Convoy to DC 2022, shares how truckers are protesting vaccine mandates in Canada & the U.S.
  • Steven Haugaard, South Dakota State Representative, details the debate over pro-life legislation in the South Dakota legislature.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, talks about new legislation banning critical race theory in classrooms, a VA State Senate committee voting to keep explicit materials in school libraries, and America First Legal’s toolkit for parents.
February 03, 202200:54:10
Chuck Grassley, Justin Butterfield, Matt Heffron, Jay Bhattacharya

On today's show:

  • Chuck Grassley, U.S. Senator from Iowa, discusses his meeting with President Biden regarding the Supreme Court vacancy.
  • Justin Butterfield, Deputy General Counsel at First Liberty Institute, details how the U.S. Navy is violating a court order on COVID vaccine exemptions.
  • Matt Heffron, Senior Counsel for Thomas More Society, shares that Louisville, KY has paid $75,000 to settle a police officer’s lawsuit after he was suspended for off-duty prayer.
  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, comments on a study showing lockdowns had little impact on COVID deaths and Pfizer asking the F.D.A. to authorize its COVID vaccine for children under five.

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February 02, 202200:54:10
Mike Waltz, Todd Young, Josiah O'Neil, Chris Mitchell,

On today's show:

  • Mike Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Florida, responds to Vladimir Putin’s claims that the United States and NATO have ignored Russia’s demands.
  • Todd Young, U.S. Senator from Indiana, discusses the Supreme Court vacancy and the need for the world community to take a stand against China’s authoritarian regime ahead of the Olympics.
  • Josiah O’Neil, deputy sheriff in southern California, addresses the need to place an initiative to reduce smash and grabs on the California ballot.
  • Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief for CBN News and host of “Jerusalem Dateline,” discusses the Abraham accords' influence on the relationship between Israel and Arab nations, the possible impact Russia and Ukraine could have on the relationship between Israel and the U.S., and his newest book, “Dearest A.J.: The Letters that Kept Love Alive Through the Midst of War.”
February 01, 202200:54:10
Mary Szoch, Mike Pompeo, Kevin McCarthy, Will Wade, Emir Caner

On today's show:

  • Mary Szoch, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, responds to the University of Pittsburgh’s claim that its fetal tissue program is “fully compliant with federal and state regulatory requirements.”
  • Mike Pompeo, former U.S. Secretary of State, discusses whether sanctions against Russia will effectively deter an invasion of Ukraine and details the long-term threat of China to the United States.
  • Kevin McCarthy, U.S. Representative for the 23rd District of California and House Minority Leader, addresses Speaker Pelosi’s decision to extend proxy voting in the House of Representatives, the worsening crisis on the southern border, and the House Republicans “Commitment to America” agenda.
  • Will Wade, State Representative for the 9th District of Georgia, talks about his Protect Students First Act and his efforts to get rid of critical race theory indoctrination in Georgia public schools.
  • Dr. Emir Caner, President of Truett McConnell University, shares how TMU is equipping students to thrive in a culture that is increasingly hostile to biblical values.
January 31, 202200:54:10
Scott Perry, John Malcom, Connor Semelsberger, David Closson,

On today's show:

  • Scott Perry, U.S. Representative for the 10th District of Pennsylvania, discusses the latest activity in Russia and Ukraine, as well as the crisis at the southern border resulting from President Biden’s open borders policy.
  • John Malcolm, Vice President for Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Constitutional Government and Director of the Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, looks back at Supreme Court Justice Breyer’s career and what the next appointment means for the future.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, talks about the one-year anniversary of Biden revoking the Mexico City Policy.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, discusses FRC's new blog, "When Liberal "Truths" Come Home to Roost, We Get Lia Thomas."
January 28, 202200:54:06
Jeff Mordock, Roger Wicker, Robert Destro, Peter Schweizer, Stephanie Taub, Susan Michael

On today's show:

  • Jeff Mordock, Justice Department Reporter for The Washington Times, discusses Supreme Court Justice Breyer’s retirement announcement.
  • Roger Wicker, U.S. Senator from Mississippi, talks about the tensions between Russia and Ukraine and his recent trip to Ukraine.
  • Robert Destro, Professor of Law at The Catholic University of America's Columbus School of Law, shares about the increased vocal opposition to vaccine mandates.
  • Peter Schweizer, author of “RED-HANDED: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win,” reveals how Big Tech elites are helping China achieve global supremacy.
  • Stephanie Taub, Senior Counsel at First Liberty Institute, details an Oregon Court of Appeals ruling that reversed in part a decision that penalized Christian bakers for declining to create a cake that violated their religious beliefs.
  • Susan Michael, Director of International Christian Embassy Jerusalem in the United States, shares about Holocaust Remembrance Day and the state of anti-Semitism.
January 27, 202200:54:10
Haris Alic, Pat Fallon, Parker Thayer, David Closson, Jim Baxa, Mary Szoch,

On today's show:

  • Haris Alic, reporter for the Washington Times, comments on Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s decision to retire.
  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, talks about the tensions between Russia and Ukraine and the record number of illegal border crossings into the U.S.
  • Parker Thayer, research assistant at Capital Research Center, shares how the group “Faithful America” is serving as a front group for the Left and his research on “Zuck Bucks.”
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, discusses the threat that counseling bans, such as those seen in Canada and West Lafayette, Indiana, pose to pastors and counselors.
  • Jim Baxa, President of West Texas for Life, celebrates Planned Parenthood dropping a lawsuit against the largest sanctuary city for the unborn in the United States, Lubbock, Texas.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, discusses the Lubbock ordinance and other developments in the pro-life movement.
January 26, 202200:54:10
Kevin Cramer, Greg Murphy, Ron Johnson, Meg Kilgannon,

On today's show:

  • Kevin Cramer, U.S. Senator from North Dakota, discusses the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine and his recent visit to Ukraine.
  • Greg Murphy, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of North Carolina and vice chair of the GOP Doctors Caucus, shares the latest on the Biden vaccine mandates and the letter to NIH urging them to study the negative public health implications of mandates and lockdowns to inform future pandemic preparedness.
  • Ron Johnson, U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, summarizes his panel discussion - COVID-19: A Second Opinion.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, shares what’s going on in education including National School Choice Week, preschool indoctrination in Minnesota, Virginia schools suing to stop Governor Youngkin’s mask opt-out executive order, and how concerned citizens can get involved in their local school boards.
January 25, 202200:54:10
Guy Taylor, Tom Cotton, Jerry Boykin, Mat Staver, Paul Coleman, Chip Roy

On today's show:

  • Guy Taylor, National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, reports on the tensions between Ukraine and Russia.
  • Tom Cotton, U.S. Senator for Arkansas and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, addresses the threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discusses the situation in Russia and Ukraine and the implications for other troubled areas, including North Korea and China.
  • Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, reviews the oral arguments he presented to the U.S. Supreme Court in Shurtleff v. City of Boston.
  • Paul Coleman, Executive Director of Alliance Defending Freedom International, discusses the trial of Päivi Räsänena member of Finland’s parliament, for expressing biblical beliefs about human sexuality.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. representative for Texas's 21st District, talks about how GOP members of Congress are supporting Päivi Räsänen as she standson trial for her faith.
January 24, 202200:54:10
Vicky Hartzler, James Lankford, Mary Szoch, Connor Semelsberger

On today's show:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, discusses what the March for Life communicates to policymakers on Capitol Hill, how the Values Action Team is working to uphold the sanctity of human life, and President Biden’s comments about a “minor” Russian incursion of Ukraine.
  • James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, shares why the Supreme Court cannot sweep the abortion issue under the judicial rug and his thoughts on the U.S. Senate’s rejection of Senate Majority Leader Schumer’s effort to gut the filibuster.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC's Director of the Center for Human Dignity, talks about the March for Life and FRC’s new worldwide abortion comparison study.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, reviews the Biden administration’s extreme record on abortion.
January 21, 202200:54:10
Pat Fallon, Jay Bhattacharya, Steve Viars, Albert Mohler

On today's show:

  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, discusses President Biden’s comments regarding a Russian invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s announcement that they will be hosting joint naval exercises with China and Iran, and President Biden’s comment on his “overperformance” during his first year of presidency.
  • Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, addresses Europe’s shifting approach to COVID, the debate over the definition of being “fully vaccinated,” and the CDC’s newly released study on natural immunity.
  • Dr. Steve Viars, Senior Pastor of Faith Church in Lafayette, Indiana, shares about a West Lafayette city council proposal that threatens his church’s counseling ministry.
  • Dr. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of “The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church,” shares why the West Lafayette ordinance should be a wakeup call for Christians across the country.
January 20, 202200:54:10
Marsha Blackburn, David Brody, Travis Weber, David Curry

On today's show:

  • Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator from Tennessee, discusses President Biden’s press conference, the U.S. Senate debate over radically altering the filibuster and passing an elections takeover bill, and the Biden administration buying COVID tests from China.
  • David Brody, Chief Political Correspondent for CBN News, provides an analysis of President Biden’s press conference.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, reviews the first year of the Biden presidency.
  • David Curry, President and CEO of Open Doors USA, shares about the release of Open Doors USA’s 2022 World Watch List, the annual ranking of the world’s 50 most dangerous places for Christians.
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