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.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) joins Tony to highlight a recent survey revealing that only seven percent of millennials support the Democratic Party's position on abortion. Ramiro Pena, pastor of Christ the King Baptist Church in Waco, Texas, is here to share about his trip to the southern border with President Trump last week. Also, Blair Nelson, a student at the University of Illinois and a campus correspondent for Campus Reform, joins Tony to discuss the University's call for students to report other students for "Acts of Intolerance."
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Eben Fowler, Director of Operations for Bott Radio Network, guest hosts for Tony. Patrina Mosley, FRC’s Director of Life, Culture and Women’s Advocacy, joins our guest host after her remarks yesterday at the Family Foundation’s press conference opposing the Equal Rights Amendment for its abortion language. Then, we’ll hear part of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech in Cairo yesterday. NY Family Research Foundation Executive Director Jason McGuire joins Eben to highlight New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push for extreme abortion laws. Also, Ira Mehlman from the Federation for Immigration Reform is here to weigh in on President Trump’s recent visit to the border where he called for a wall and greater border security.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Best-selling author, Senior Counsel and Director of Strategic Affairs for First Liberty Institute, and Fellow and Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union, Ken Klukowski, joins Tony to discuss President Trump’s remarks yesterday that he may declare a national emergency to move forward with building a border wall without Congress passing a spending bill. Licensed psychologist Dr. Jesse Gill is here to highlight the American Psychological Association’s new guidelines for men and boys in response to their claim that traditional masculinity is “harmful.” Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin, and FRC’s Chief of Staff Harold Harper, join Tony to weigh in on the war on men and masculinity.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Chuck Holton, Former Army Ranger, NRATV War Correspondent, and author, joins Tony to highlight President Trump's national address last night calling for Democrats to end the government shutdown and agree to funding for a barrier wall at the U.S. southern border. Then, Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.), co-chair of the Caucus on Religious Minorities in the Middle East, is here after Tony's trip to Egypt to discuss the House Democrats' move to cut military aid funding to Egypt and Egyptian President el-Sisi's strides toward greater religious tolerance.
On Tuesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Sarah Perry, Director of Partnerships at Family Research Council Action, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) joins the program to talk about President Trump’s national address scheduled for tonight where he'll discuss the government shutdown and preview his trip to the southern border tomorrow. Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Jim Campbell is here to share the latest on the case of his client, Jack Phillips, who filed a lawsuit against the state of Colorado for its hostility toward him and his religious beliefs. Dr. Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, will shed light on the wave of Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria and how psychiatrists and other clinicians actually create psychological epidemics. Also, Marion Smith, Executive Director of Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, joins Sarah with a new Gallup poll revealing that Democrats favor socialism over capitalism.
On Monday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins” Sarah Perry, Director of Partnerships at Family Research Council Action, guest hosts for Tony. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, is here with an update on the government shutdown. Judicial Watch Senior Investigator, Bill Marshall, joins Sarah to highlight why President Trump’s decision to rescind Obama-era school disciplinary policy is in the best interest of students. Dr. Ingrid Skop authored FRC’s latest publication “Top 10 Myths About Abortion” – she’s here to share a preview of the publication, which will be accompanied by videos that give an in-depth look into each abortion myth. Also, Tony Perkins, FRC’s President and the host of Washington Watch, joined fellow commissioners of the U.S. Commission for Religious Freedom on a trip to Egypt where they met with religious and government leaders – he’ll discuss the details with Sarah later in the program.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) joins Tony with his thoughts on what the future looks like for Republicans in the new 116th Congress under House Leader Nancy Pelosi and a Democrat majority. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joins Tony to weigh in on the renomination of a radical leftist Chai Feldblum to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Sarah Perry, Director of Partnerships at Family Research Council Action, is here to discuss the censorship of Christians like Franklin Graham by Big Tech companies. Also, Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President of Policy, joins Tony to highlight the case of the Bladensburg Peace Cross and why the Supreme Court should rule that the cross be allowed to remain on display.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Don Bacon (R-Neb.), a retired Air Force veteran, joins Tony from the Hill to weigh in on the partial government shutdown. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin is here with his thoughts on President Trump’s call to withdraw 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria. Also, as newly elected members of Congress are set to be sworn in this week, Republican Mark Harris joins Tony with an update on his race in North Carolina, as he's still battling it out with Democrat Dan McCready over alleged ballot fraud.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" we're joined by four newly elected members of Congress; Rep-elect Mike Cloud (R-Texas), Rep-elect Ben Cline (R-Va.), Rep-elect Kevin Hern (R-Okla.), and Rep-elect Greg Steube (R-Fla.). They'll share with Tony what's on the GOP's agenda for 2019.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) joins Tony to highlight the “Addiction Recovery for Rural Communities Act”— a bill he co-sponsored that seeks to help rural Americans combat opioid and heroin use. John Dowdy, the director of the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, is here to discuss law enforcement’s role in the opioid epidemic. Dr. Lisa Jasin, Clinical Director at Brigid’s Path, joins Tony to share the impact this epidemic has made on families and children and how Brigid’s Path is stepping in to help them. Also, Farley and Susan Barge, co-founders of Navigate Recovery Gwinnett, will share with us their story of recovery and discuss how their faith-based ministry is helping the addicted.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Dr. David Stevens, CEO of Christian Medical Association, joins Tony with an overview of statistics showing a decline in life expectancy in the U.S. Peter Sprigg, FRC's Senior Fellow for Policy Studies, is here to discuss the leading causes behind the growth of youth suicide rates. Also, FRC's Chief of Staff Harold Harper will weigh in on this issue with Tony and share what hope the gospel promises in light of the despair and affliction these statistics reveal.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) participated in the House Oversight Committee’s hearing on fetal tissue research yesterday – he’ll join our guest host with an overview of what took place. Policy Reform Senior Program Officer with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), Laura Beltz, is here to share her latest report revealing that 9 in 10 American colleges restrict free speech. Then, Lane Harrison, pastor of Cross Point Church in Ozark, Missouri, will highlight another story of the war on Christmas taking place in his home state and how the community is responding.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) joins Tony to weigh in on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s comments about President Trump after their public exchange in the Oval Office yesterday. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joins Tony to discuss Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s decision to have a vote on the First Step Act, a criminal justice bill, before the end of the year. Also, Paul Marshall, senior fellow for Religious Freedom at the Hudson Institute, is here to highlight a new Android app approved by the Google Play Store that allows Muslims in Jakarta to report individuals who commit blasphemy, or insult Islam.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) joins Tony to discuss the hearing earlier today with Google CEO Sundar Pichai addressing suspected political bias. Rep. Gohmert will also weigh in on the heated discussions over border security funding. Senior member on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), joins Tony to highlight President Trump signing a bill earlier today that promotes accountability for crimes committed by ISIS and provides for the urgent needs of genocide victims. Executive director of Concerned Parents and Educators, Meg Kilgannon, is here to talk about the hundreds parents in California that protested the new state mandated sex-ed curriculum. Also, assistant editor of PJ Media Tyler O'Neil, will join the program to further discuss the Google hearing today.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) joins Tony to discuss President Trump’s search for a new Chief of Staff and he’ll share his thoughts on the Supreme Court’s decision not to take a case involving funding Planned Parenthood earlier today. FRC’s Vice President of Policy, Travis Weber, is here to further weigh in on the Supreme Court’s decision and he’ll highlight the Chinese government’s raids of an underground church were nearly 100 Christians were taken. Then, Art Ally, CEO and president of the Timothy Plan, a faith-based mutual fund that promotes biblically responsible investing, joins Tony to take a look at the recent stock market drop and what it might mean.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. Gen. (Ret.) William G. Boykin joins our guest host to discuss President Trump's pick for UN Ambassador and to look back on the attack on Pearl Harbor that happened 77 years ago, today. Director of Grassroots at the Family Foundation of Virginia, Sean Maguire, Esq., joins Russ to weigh in on the story of a Virginia high school teacher who was fired yesterday for declining to use a transgender student's new pronoun. Then, Michael Hirsch, the pastor of Calvary Christian Church, is here to highlight the Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez' complaint that pastors' are influencing their congregations on issues like abortion.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) joins Tony to discuss the latest development in the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller and his suggestion that Michael Flynn not receive jail time. Founder and national spokesman of The Cornwall Alliance for the Stewardship of Creation, E. Calvin Beisner, is here to weigh in on the riots taking place in Paris over Prime Minister Emmanuel Macron’s climate change taxes. Also, FRC’s Director of Religious Freedom Advocacy Alexandra McPhee is here to share her new publication, “Religious Liberty and the ‘Wedding Vendor’ Cases.”
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) joins Tony to highlight next week’s hearing with Google Chief Executive Sundar Pichai for alleged bias against conservatives. He’ll also weigh in on what’s in store for conservatives in the next Congress as Republican’s prepare for the switch to minority. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joins us to discuss a lawsuit against San Antonio Police Chief William McManus for mishandling a case of human smuggling by releasing a dozen suspected illegal immigrants. Also, Sarah Perry, Director of Partnerships at Family Research Council Action, is here with her thoughts on popular Christian artist Lauren Daigle’s recent comments about her confusion over whether homosexuality is a sin.
On Monday’s edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" USCIRF Vice Chairwoman Kristina Arriaga joins Tony, a fellow USCIRF Commissioner, to discuss a study taken by the commission finding Saudi textbooks advocating for violence. Founder and President of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Clifford May, is here with an update on the situation of Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who was recently cleared of blasphemy charges that had her on death row, and to share his thoughts on what could be done to ensure her safety. Also, Former Housing and Urban Development Undersecretary and US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Commission under President George H.W. Bush, and FRC's Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, Ken Blackwell joins Tony to pay tribute to the 41st president of the United States -- George H.W. Bush, who passed away over the weekend.
On Friday’s edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Republican Study Committee Chairman Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.) joins Tony to discuss legislation he’s introduced to protect churches and charity organizations from burdensome taxes. Sarah Perry, Director of Partnerships at Family Research Council Action, is here with her thoughts on the state of free speech on university campuses. Fox News columnist and radio host, Todd Starnes, is here with his latest project, “Starnes Country” – a new television show he’s hosting on Fox Nation. Then, former Secretary of Education and Drug Czar and New York Times best-selling author, Bill Bennett, joins Tony to give us a glimpse of his newest book just in time for Christmas, “The True Saint Nicholas: Why He Matters to Christmas.”