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 Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) joins Tony to highlight his exchange with representatives from Google, Facebook, and Twitter in a House Judiciary hearing this week. USCIRF Vice Chair Kristina Arriaga attended Pastor Andrew Brunson’s trial in Turkey today, and gives a first hand account of the hearing. Also, Bible scholar Dr. Robert Gagnon offers his reaction to the Human Rights Campaign’s recently released “Coming Home” Faith Guide.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" syndicated columnist Terry Jeffrey joins Tony to discuss a vulgar ad campaign from Planned Parenthood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joins Tony to highlight the State Department’s first-ever "Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom" next week, and discuss the release the State Department's annual International Religious Freedom Report in Washington later this month. Also, Independence Law Center Chief Counsel Randall Wenger is here to highlight the story of a Pennsylvania family being ordered to stop hosting Bible studies in their home.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joins Tony with the latest on the Democrats’ effort to abolish ICE. Jacqueline Furnari, the daughter of pastor Andrew Brunson who is imprisoned in Turkey, is here with the latest on her father’s case. Also, Fox News Channel host of ‘Justice with Judge Jeanine,’ Jeanine Pirro, joins Tony to share about her new book “Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Cast Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy.”
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Foreign Affairs Committee member Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas) joins Tony with his reaction to President Trump’s meeting today with Russian President Putin. WPA Intelligence CEO, Chris Wilson, is here to highlight the growing turmoil within the Democratic Party. Also, Travis Weber, FRC Vice President for Policy, joins Tony to discuss religious liberty cases FRC is tracking.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Director of Broadcast Operations for Bott Radio Network, Eben Fowler, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R- Mo.) joins our guest host with the latest from Capitol Hill. Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) is here to discuss yesterday’s explosive Capitol Hill hearing with FBI agent Peter Strzok. Also, author and privacy expert Todd McNutt joins Eben to highlight the pros and cons of facial recognition technology.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony with his thoughts on President Trump’s call for NATO allies to spend more on defense at the NATO meeting yesterday. Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), joins Tony to discuss an amendment of his that was approved that will protect faith-based adoption providers’ religious freedom. Also, Vice Chairwoman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, Kristina Arriaga, is here to give us the latest on Pastor Andrew Brunson, the American pastor who is currently imprisoned in Turkey for his faith.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Media Research Center President Brent Bozell joins Tony to highlight the Left’s increase in smear campaigns as an attempt to discredit conservatives. William Koenig of World Watch Daily joins Tony to weigh in on the threat by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard to attack Israel before the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pastor Konnor McKay of Waldron Pentecostal Church of God in Arkansas, and Mike Berry, Pastor McKay’s attorney from First Liberty, are here to discuss the retaliation Pastor McKay received from the Freedom From Religion Foundation after quoting Scripture at a summer football camp with players on the team on which he formerly played by request of the team.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) joins Tony to weigh in on the Left's behavior last night in response to President Trump selecting Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for the next associate justice of the Supreme Court. Breitbart Legal Editor and American Civil Rights Union General Counsel and Fellow, Ken Klukowski, joins Tony to further discuss President Trump’s nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy on the Supreme Court. Travis Weber, FRC's Vice President of Policy, is here to give us a look at his recent trip to Rome for the “CitizenGo” gathering of pro-life, pro-family and freedom citizens from across the globe. Also, Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) joins Tony to cover myriad topics including the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh, what is on the Senate's agenda, and the latest efforts to have Pastor Brunson released from custody in Turkey.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) joins Tony to preview President Trump’s announcement of his nominee for the Supreme Court to replace retiring Justice Kennedy. Carroll Conley, executive director of Christian Civic League of Maine, is here to discuss the support state lawmakers are giving Governor Paul LePage for vetoing a bill that would have banned sexual orientation change efforts therapy. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony to weigh in on Mike Pompeo's meeting with North Korean officials and President Trump's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin next Monday.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Armed Services Committee, Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman, Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), joins Tony to discuss the passage of the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act in the House this week, a bill that will help restore a focus on military readiness. House Homeland Security Committee Member Rep. Ron Estes (R-Kan.) is here to share the latest efforts by lawmakers urging the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to implement regulations that will end taxpayer-funded abortions. CEO of WPA Intelligence, Chris Wilson, joins Tony to weigh in on the latest primary election results and the division within the Democratic Party. Also, Travis Weber, FRC's Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, is here to discuss the important rulings from the Supreme Court this week and the retirement of Justice Kennedy.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Senate Judiciary Committee member Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) joins Tony with today’s breaking news from the U.S. Supreme Court regarding Justice Kennedy. Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Sen. John Boozman (R-Ark.), joins Tony to discuss the announcement of Justice Kennedy’s retirement earlier today and he’ll weigh in on what efforts are being made to strengthen border security. Also, Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, joins us to share about the upcoming start of “Call2Fall” this July, where across America thousands of Christians will join in kneeling to pray for our nation. Then, Pastor Graham will share how his church, Prestonwood Baptist, is helping immigrant families.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md.) joins Tony to discuss the Supreme Court’s rulings on NIFLA v. Becerra and President Trump’s travel ban earlier today. FRC’s Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Human Dignity, Cathy Ruse, is here to highlight the unsettling news that the Fairfax County School Board in Virginia voted to approve a new sex-ed curriculum that is dangerous to children’s physical and mental health. Also, Senior Pastor of Cross Church in Springdale, Arkansas, and President of the National Day of Prayer, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, joins Tony to share about the start of “Call2Fall” this July, where thousands of Christians across America will kneel in prayer for our nation.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Armed Services Committee Member Rep. Steve Russell (R-Okla.) joins Tony to discuss the upcoming vote on an immigration bill addressing family reunification efforts and immigration reform. Senior member of both the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), is here to talk about amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that will push for religious liberty in Turkey. Also, FRC’s Ken Blackwell, Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance joins Tony to weigh in on Rep. Maxine Waters recent statement encouraging people to “harass” White House officials.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) joins our guest host to look back on the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act at the six-month mark of its passage in Congress. Ocala, Fla. Mayor Ken Guinn is here to discuss a religious liberty case in his community. Also, Dr. Albert Reyes, president and CEO of Buckner International, is here with his unique perspective on the family separation issue affecting immigrants coming into the U.S. illegally.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joins Tony to discuss efforts to completely repeal Obamacare. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is here with the latest from Capitol Hill on the debate over illegal immigration. Ken Cuccinelli, president of the Senate Conservatives Fund and former Virginia Attorney General, joins Tony with more on SPLC’s $3.4 million dollar settlement with Quilliam International. Also, Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, is here to share a Christian approach to the issue of immigration.
On Wednesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" forensics science professor at Baylor University, Dr. Lori Baker, joins Tony to discuss how DNA is being utilized to address the illegal immigration controversy facing the country. Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, Frank Gaffney, joins Tony to talk about why America is pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council. Also, David and Jason Benham join Tony to highlight FRC’s Culture Impact Team webcast.
On Tuesday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) joins Tony with the latest news from Capitol Hill regarding the Department of Justice Inspector General’s testimony before Congress. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is here to highlight his meeting with Tony and other evangelical leaders today. Also, FRC's Executive Vice President and founding member of the Army's Delta Force, Lt. General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, joins Tony to discuss the recent settlement that SPLC had to pay to Maajid Nawaz and his Quilliam Foundation.
On Monday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.) joins Tony with the latest on the fallout from the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the department’s handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email server. Former Pittsburgh Theological Seminary associate professor of New Testament, Dr. Robert Gagnon, is here with his analysis regarding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ citing of Romans 13 as justification for US immigration policy enforcement. Retired sheriff of Graham County, Arizona and founder and president of Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, Richard Mack, joins Tony to highlight how illegal immigrant children are treated while in government custody. Also, Tony will share his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Vice President Pence’s speech to the annual gathering of the Southern Baptist Convention earlier this month.
On Friday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Washington Watch producer, Russ Jones, guest hosts for Tony. We’ll hear guests’ thoughts about fatherhood on today’s show as we prepare to celebrate Father’s Day this weekend. Rep. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) joins our guest host to discuss how his role as a father impacts his work and the decisions he makes in Congress. Keith Branson, is here to share his story to shed light on the suffering of 55 million forgotten men in this U.S. bearing the scars of abortion, in silence. Keith has joined Save the Storks’ campaign encouraging men to break their silence and to help others choose fatherhood over abortion. Dr. Ken Canfield, Founder of the National Center of Fathering, is here to share his new venture: The National Association for Grandparenting. Also, Russ will be joined by his biological father to share their story.
On Thursday's edition of "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) joins Tony to share his thoughts on an internal investigation arguing former FBI Director James Comey’s handling of the Clinton email investigation was not politically motivated. Jack Graham, pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, joins us to weigh in on Vice President Pence’s address at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas. Also, Jeremy Roberts, lead pastor of Brushy Creek Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina, joins Tony from the Southern Baptist Convention to further discuss the Vice President Pence’s address.