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Washington Watch

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Jerry Boykin, Michael Waltz, Ryan Bangert, Jeff Landry, Larry Elder

On today's show:

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discusses President Biden’s address on the Afghanistan withdrawal, the Biden administration admitting Americans have been stranded in Afghanistan, and the letter signed by nearly 90 retired flag officers calling for the resignations of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and General Milley.
  • Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th district of Florida and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, calls for the Biden administration to be held accountable for the Afghanistan and discusses Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston promoting “diversity in the ranks” as the situation Afghanistan unfolds.
  • Ryan Bangert, senior counsel and vice president for legal strategy at Alliance Defending Freedom, celebrates the Virginia State Supreme Court granting victory to Loudoun County teacher Tanner Cross after he was placed on administrative leave for objecting to new school policies on gender identity.
  • Jeff Landry, Louisiana Attorney General, talks about the hurricane relief efforts across Louisiana.
  • Larry Elder, talk show host and attorney, discusses Gavin Newsom’s record as California governor.
August 31, 202100:54:10
Chris Smith, Tony Perkins, Franklin Graham, Nina Shea

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for the 4th district of New Jersey and Senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, discusses the humanitarian disaster following the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, his evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, and how Congress can hold the Biden administration accountable for the unfolding catastrophe.
  • Tony Perkins, FRC President and Marine veteran, gives an on the ground report on Ida Hurricane relief efforts in Louisiana.
  • Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan's Purse, shares how Samaritan’s Purse is responding to Hurricane Ida.
  • Nina Shea, Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Religious Freedom at Hudson Institute, talks about what’s happening to Christians in Afghanistan.
August 30, 202100:54:10
Jerry Boykin, Scott Rasmussen, Pam Pryor, Jody Hice

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discusses the 13 U.S. service members who were killed at the Kabul airport, the evacuation operation by an all-volunteer group of U.S. veterans, and this weekend’s Stand Courageous event.
  • Scott Rasmussen, pollster and editor-at-large at Ballotpedia, talks about the polling on how President Biden has handled foreign policy, the economy, and the pandemic.
  • Pam Pryor, former Senior State Department official under President Trump, critiques the Biden administration for mishandling the evacuation of Americans and Afghan allies.
  • Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for the 10th district of Georgia, shares his thoughts on the recent events in Afghanistan and what Congress can do to hold the Biden administration accountable.
August 27, 202100:54:10
Scott Perry, Tony Perkins, Jeff King, David Harsanyi

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Scott Perry, U.S. Representative for the 10th District of Pennsylvania and member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, shares his reaction to the killing of twelve U.S. Servicemembers at Kabul Airport and what Congress should do about the unfolding catastrophe in Afghanistan.
  • Tony Perkins, FRC President and Marine veteran, discusses the twelve U.S. Servicemembers who were killed at Kabul airport.
  • Jeff KingPresident of International Christian Concern, gives an update on what Christians are facing in Afghanistan.
  • David Harsanyi, Senior Writer for National Review and author of the forthcoming “Eurotrash: Why America Must Reject the Failed Ideas of a Dying Continent,” discusses how President Biden has handled foreign policy.
August 26, 202100:54:10
Terry Jeffrey, Rex Rogers, Ken Blackwell, Kim Colby, Russell Evenson

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Terry Jeffrey, editor-in-chief for CNS News, discusses the far-reaching ramifications of the Afghanistan crisis.
  • Rex Rogers, President of SAT-7, a Middle East media ministry, talks about the persecution that Afghan Christians are facing from the Taliban.
  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance and former Ohio Secretary of State, discusses the House of Representatives approving H.R. 4, a federal takeover of America’s elections.
  • Kim Colby, Director of the Christian Legal Society’s Center for Law and Religious Freedom, warns that President Biden’s Department of Education is poised to revoke protections for campus faith groups.
  • Russell Evenson, World Outreach Worship Center, his efforts to organize turnout at the Newport, Virginia school board meeting in opposition to the state’s transgender school policy.
August 25, 202100:54:01
Vicky Hartzler, Jeff King, Jerry Boykin, Andy Biggs, Travis Weber

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri and member of the House Armed Services Committee, gives an update on the situation in Afghanistan and what effect the Biden administration has had on the United States’ international standing.
  • Jeff KingPresident of International Christian Concern, talks about the challenges that Afghan Christians are facing as the Taliban doubles down on the August 31 deadline and says Afghans are no longer allowed to leave the country.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discusses CIA Director Willian Burns’ meeting with the Taliban leader.
  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, discusses the House Freedom Caucus officially announcing its opposition to both the $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill and the $1.2 trillion Senate-passed infrastructure bill.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy & Government Affairs, shares why FRC is opposing the $3.5 trillion reconciliation spending bill and the $1.2 trillion Senate-passed infrastructure bill.
August 24, 202100:54:02
Jerry Boykin, Jim Lee, Maria Keffler, Mike Berry

On today's show, hosted by Meg Kilgannon:

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, gives an update on the situation in Afghanistan.
  • Jim Lee, CEO and Founder of Susquehanna Polling & Research Inc., discusses what recent polls reveal about Biden’s approval rating.
  • Maria Keffler, Co-Founder of the Arlington Parent Coalition, talks about her new book Desist, Detrans, & Detox: Getting Your Child Out of the Gender Cult.
  • Mike Berry, Deputy General Counsel and Director of Military Affairs for First Liberty Institute, shares how to navigate the religious exemption process for the Covid-19 vaccine.
August 23, 202100:54:02
Jeremy Barker, Liz Murrill, Bob Good, David Closson

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Jeremy Barker, Senior Program Officer and Director of the Middle East Action Team for the Religious Freedom Institute, discusses President Biden’s speech regarding the evacuations in Afghanistan and the implications of the situation in Afghanistan for religious freedom.
  • Liz Murrill, Louisiana Solicitor General, praises the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals for upholding a Texas law banning dismemberment abortions.
  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, talks about his newly introduced Teleabortion Prevention Act.
  • David Closson, Director of FRC's Center for Biblical Worldview, shares what a recent survey found to be the most seductive, but unbiblical, beliefs Americans embrace and what the Democrats’ efforts to eliminate the Hyde Amendment say about their worldview.
August 20, 202100:54:01
August Pfluger, Sean Spicer, George Thomas, Andrew Brunson

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • August Pfluger, U.S. Representative for the 11th District of Texas and member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, discusses his efforts to evacuate Americans and Afghans from Afghanistan, President Biden’s interview with George Stephanopoulos, and next week’s House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on how Biden has handled the situation in Afghanistan.
  • Sean Spicer, host of “Spicer&Co” and author of the forthcoming book Radical Nation, critiques President Biden for how he has handled the situation in Afghanistan and the border crisis.
  • George Thomas, CBN’s senior international correspondent, discusses the persecution Christians are facing in Afghanistan.
  • Andrew Brunson, FRC's Special Advisor for International Religious Freedom, shares how viewers can pray for the people of Afghanistan.
August 19, 202100:54:11
Mark Green, Mary Beth Waddell, Roger Severino, Gordon Chang

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Mark Green, U.S. Representative for the 7th district of Tennessee and member of the House Armed Services Committee, calls on President Biden for an Afghanistan plan and discusses his resolution opposing the punishment of service members who decline the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • Mary Beth Waddell, FRC’s Senior Legislative Assistant, discusses FRC’s new issue brief explaining why women should not be drafted into selective service.
  • Roger Severino, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, warns of the Biden administration’s plan to crack down on schools that don’t push the transgender ideology.
  • Gordon Chang, author of The Coming Collapse of China and The Great U.S.-China Tech War, talks about how China is leveraging the chaos in Afghanistan.
August 18, 202100:54:02
Jerry Boykin, Bob Fu, Tom Kilgannon, Ken Blackwill

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discusses the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban.
  • Bob Fu, Founder and President of China Aid Association and FRC’s Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom, talks about the Associated Press's investigative report showing that China is using black sites outside its borders.
  • Tom Kilgannon, President of Freedom Alliance, shares that withdrawing from Afghanistan does not mean the war is over for the United States.
  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance and former Ohio Secretary of State, evaluates the Biden administration's leadership thus far and looks ahead to the 2022 election.
August 17, 202100:54:10
Michael Waltz, Edward Graham, Joshua Youssef, Albert Mohler

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Michael Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th district of Florida, member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and decorated Special Forces Officer who had multiple combat tours in Afghanistan, discusses the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban.
  • Edward Graham, Assistant to the Vice President of Programs and Government Relations for Samaritan's Purse, shares about Samaritan’s Purse’s relief efforts in Haiti following a massive earthquake, Samaritan's Purse’s new field hospital in Mississippi as COVID-19 cases soar, and his thoughts on the situation in Afghanistan.
  • Joshua Youssef, President of Help the Persecuted, talks about the persecution that Afghani Christians are facing under the Taliban regime.
  • Dr. Albert Mohler, President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and author of “The Gathering Storm: Secularism, Culture, and the Church,” critiques President Biden for how he has handled foreign policy.
August 16, 202100:54:10
Corey DeAngelis, Nicole Solas, Matt Gore, David Closson, Meg Kilgannon

On today's back-to-school edition, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Corey DeAngelisnational director of research at the American Federation for Children, talks about the trend of parents taking their kids out of public schools, the alternatives that are available for parents, and the movement to fund students instead of systems.
  • Nicole Solas, the Rhode Island mom being sued by the state and local chapters of the National Education Association, talks about how her inquiries into what her child was being taught in the local public school led to a lawsuit by two chapters of one of the nation's largest teachers' unions.
  • Matt Gore, senior director of strategy and operations for Canopy, talks about his company's digital parenting app and the issues with kids and their smart phones.
  • David Closson, director of FRC's Center for Biblical Worldview, and Meg Kilgannon, FRC's senior fellow for education studies, talk about what parents of public school kids need to be aware of this year and how to be engaged in the education and worldview shaping of their children.
August 13, 202100:54:10
James Comer, Jeff Landry, Jon Schweppe, Quentin Van Meter

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • James Comer, U.S. Representative for the 1st District of Kentucky and Ranking Member on the House Oversight Committee, gives an update on vaccine passport mandates, the Pentagon warning military service members that the religious exemption is not a “blanket check,” and the House Oversight Committee Republicans calling for a field hearing on the border to investigate a dramatic surge in COVID-19 positive immigrants in U.S. custody.
  • Jeff Landry, Louisiana Attorney General, talks about his joint initiative with Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall to gathering information on social media censorship.
  • Jon Schweppe, Director of Policy and Government Affairs for American Principles Project, discusses how to fight back against mounting Big Tech censorship and American Principles Project’s bigtechfunding.org initiative.
  • Dr. Quentin Van Meter, Pediatric Endocrinologist and clinical associate professor of Pediatrics at both the Emory University and Morehouse Schools of Medicine, talks about the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services’ statement that transgender surgery for children is child abuse, and the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association pushing transgender ideology.
August 12, 202100:54:10
Don Bacon, Connor Semelsberger, Michelle Cretella, Victoria Cobb

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Don Bacon, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Nebraska, retired Brigadier General, and member of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses President Biden’s foreign policy as well as the Taliban’s sweeping territorial gains across Afghanistan.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, shares the highlights from the U.S. Senate’s vote-a-rama.
  • Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director of the American College of Pediatricians, talks about the American Academy of Pediatrics refusing to allow doctors who question transgender orthodoxy to set up a booth at their annual conference.
  • Victoria Cobb, President of Family Foundation, urges parents to rally as the Loudoun County School Board prepares to vote on a transgender policy.
August 11, 202100:54:10
Jason Smith, Scott Rasmussen, Jerry Boykin, Cal Beisner

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Jason Smith, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Missouri and ranking member on the House Budget Committee, discusses the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, the arguments in Congress over the debt ceiling, and the “Love America Act.”
  • Scott Rasmussen, pollster and editor-at-large at Ballotpedia, shares his latest survey findings on government spending, the pandemic, and lockdowns.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, talks about the U.S. Defense Secretary's request to President Biden to make the COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all U.S. military service members.
  • Cal Beisner, founder and national spokesman of the Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, unpacks the United Nation’s global warming report.
August 10, 202100:54:10
Ralph Norman, Dan Bartkowiak, Kathy Rapp, Jerry Bowyer

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Ralph Norman, U.S. Representative the 5th District of South Carolina, discusses President Biden’s push for vaccine and mask mandates, what’s really in the Senate infrastructure bill, and the Biden/Sanders $3.5 trillion spending plan.
  • Dan Bartkowiak, Director of Communications at Pennsylvania Family Institute, shares what new documents reveal about the University of Pittsburgh’s experimentation on unborn and aborted babies.
  • Kathy Rapp, Pennsylvania State Representative, calls for a state investigation into the University of Pittsburgh’s Health and Human Service’s grant being used for experimentation on unborn and aborted babies.
  • Jerry Bowyer, Editor of Townhall Financial and author of "The Maker Versus the Takers," talks about the implications for higher inflation and the economy as Congress moves to spend trillions more.
August 09, 202100:54:02
Kat Cammack, Connor Semelsberger, Jonathan Saenz, David Closson

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Kat Cammack, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Florida, co-chair of the House Pro-life Caucus, and member of the Homeland Security Committee, discusses why Congress should reject the Senate infrastructure bill and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s extreme abortion agenda.
  • Connor Semelsberger, FRC's Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, talks about FRC’s public comment to the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) proposed reversal of the abortion surcharge rule.
  • Jonathan Saenz, President of Texas Values, discusses Texas Governor Greg Abbott calling a second special session after Texas House Democrats fled the state to avoid voting.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, shares new resources from the Center for Biblical Worldview.
August 06, 202100:54:10
Michael Guest, Mat Staver, Travis Weber, Owen Strachan

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Michael Guest, U.S. Representative for the 3rd district of Mississippi, vice ranking member of the Committee on Homeland Security, and member of the Subcommittee on Border Security, Facilitation, and Operations, discusses the McAllen, Texas mayor issuing a disaster declaration after thousands of illegal immigrants—1,500 of whom were COVID-19 positive—were released into the community, President Biden’s Homeland Security budget slashing border security assets by 96 percent, and what’s really in the Democrats’ “infrastructure” bill.
  • Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel, details how President Biden’s federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate violates civil rights law.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy & Government Affairs, gives an update on the status of the Senate infrastructure bill.
  • Owen Strachan, Senior Fellow with FRC’s Center for Biblical Worldview and author of “Christianity and Wokeness,” talks about the Wokeification of the Tokyo Olympics.
August 05, 202100:54:10
Andy Biggs, Josh Hawley, Ramona Bessinger, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show, hosted by Joseph Backholm:

  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona and chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, discusses President Biden telling GOP governors who oppose mask mandates and other COVID-19 restrictions to “get out of the way,” and Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s extreme abortion agenda.
  • Josh Hawley, U.S. Senator from Missouri, talks about why the U.S. Senate should reject the infrastructure “deal.”
  • Seth Barron, contributor for the City Journal and managing editor of The American Mind, talks about the implications of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio mandating COVID vaccine passport for indoor restaurants, gyms, and movie theatres.
  • Ramona Bessinger, English teacher in Providence, Rhode Island, shares her story as a teacher who has seen firsthand how critical race theory (CRT) brings division into the classroom.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC’s senior fellow for education studies, provides tools for fighting Critical Race Theory in classrooms and discusses the deadlock vote in the U.S. Senate Committee on Catherine Lhamon’s nomination to serve as assistant secretary in the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
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