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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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Chuck Holton, Chris Smith, Meg Kilgannon, Ben Carson

On today's show:

  • Chuck Holton, freelance reporter for CBN News, talks about reports that Ukraine has seriously damaged a Russia warship.
  • Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of New Jersey, shares about a former Xinjiang prisoner arriving in the U.S. as key witness to China’s human rights abuses.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, discusses the momentum of parental rights measures in the states and how the American people view the face-off between elected leaders like Florida Governor DeSantis and woke corporations like Disney.
  • Dr. Ben Carson, Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute, evaluates state legislation on abortion and girls’ sports, and shares his expectations for a post-Dobbs America.
April 14, 202200:54:10
Markwayne Mullin, Dan Patrick, Chris Sprowls, Scott Field, Jerry Boykin

On today's show:

  • Markwayne Mullin, U.S. Representative for the 2nd District of Oklahoma, responds to the Biden administration extending the airline mask mandate to May 3rd and celebrates the passage of a pro-life bill in Oklahoma.
  • Dan Patrick, Lieutenant Governor of Texas, discusses President Biden’s plan to revoke the Title 42 border policy, and how the battle over abortion and the sexualization of children is really a battle between those who believe in God, and those who believe they are God.
  • Chris Sprowls, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, explains how a bill recently signed by Governor DeSantis will address the fatherhood crisis and equip men to be present in their children’s lives.
  • Scott Field, Board Member for the American College of Pediatricians and an expert in infectious diseases, discusses the CDC report showing that STDs continued to surge during the pandemic. 
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, shares how men, husbands, and fathers model manhood and previews upcoming Stand Courageous events.
April 13, 202200:54:10
Mike Waltz, Kevin Brady, Joseph Backholm, Mary Margaret Olohan, Becky Gerritson

On today's show:

  • Mike Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Florida, discusses the latest on Russia and Ukraine, and his new children’s book, “Dawn of the Brave.”
  • Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Texas and Ranking Member on the House Ways and Means Committee, reacts to inflation hitting a new 40 year high.
  • Joseph Backholm, Senior Fellow for Biblical Worldview and Strategic Engagement at Family Research Council, evaluates states on whether their laws protect children struggling with gender dysphoria.
  • Mary Margaret Olohan, reporter for the Daily Wire, highlights a recent poll showing that 68% of Americans are less likely to do business with Disney over the company’s focus on sexualizing children.
  • Becky Gerritson, Executive Director of Alabama Eagle Forum, talks about the Southern Poverty Law Center’s lawsuit over Alabama’s Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act.
April 12, 202200:54:09
Jerry Boykin, Bob Good, Jon Schweppe, Mary Szoch, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's elite Delta Force, comments on Russia’s removal from the UN Human Rights Council, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin’s analysis of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s next move, and Austin’s support of enlisting “non-binary” persons in the Armed Services.
  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, speaks on Secretary Becerra refusing to address if federal law bans partial birth abortions and if it is child abuse to perform transgender surgery on a 12-year-old.
  • Jon Schweppe, Director of Policy and Government Affairs for American Principles Project, unpacks White House press secretary Jen Psaki’s comment that gender surgeries and puberty blockers for minors are “life-saving.”
  • Mary Szoch, FRC’s Director of the Center for Human Dignity, discusses the discovery of five late term aborted babies who were killed by a notorious DC abortionist.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of Christian Ethics and Biblical Worldview, discusses the concerns raised by the New York Times over what they describe as the “growing religious fervor of the American right.”
April 11, 202200:53:52
Mike Johnson, Ken Cuccinelli, Betsy DeVos, Jennifer Bauwens

On today's show:

  • Mike Johnson, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Louisiana, unpacks President Zelensky’s request for increased aid from the Biden administration and the House GOP’s recent push to terminate the House contract with Citigroup.
  • Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia Attorney General and acting Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, weighs in on President Biden revoking the Title 42 border policy.
  • Betsy DeVos, former U.S. Secretary of Education, speaks on the Biden administration's attempt to gut Title IX.
  • Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC’s Director of the Center for Family Studies, discusses the Biden administration’s obsession with promoting transgenderism and the importance of acknowledging the damage inflicted by transgender ideology.
April 11, 202200:54:10
Chuck Fleishchmann, Connor Semelsberger, Brent Keilen, David McDonald

On today's show:

  • Chuck Fleischmann, U.S. Representative for the 3rd District of Tennessee, shares about the growing opposition in Congress to President Biden’s decision to end the Title 42 border policy.
  • Connor SemelsbergerFRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, discusses efforts on Capitol Hill to advance the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act and FRC’s new map showing how state laws would look if Roe v. Wade is overturned.
  • Brent Keilen, Vice President of FRC Action, celebrates a recent school board victory in Wisconsin and highlights FRC Action’s resources for parents looking to get involved in their local schools.
  • David McDonald, author and speaker, previews next week’s online event: Reclaiming Education for the Gospel.
April 07, 202200:54:10
Rand Paul, Jerry Boykin, Kevin Brady, Hedieh Mirahmadi, Meg Kilgannon

On today's show: 

  • Rand Paul, U.S. Senator from Kentucky, weighs in on the debate happening over reauthorizing the Global Magnitsky Act and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer refusing to allow the Senate to vote on an amendment that would keep the Title 42 border policy in place.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, discusses the testimony by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff warning of worsening international instability.
  • Kevin Brady, U.S. Representative for the 8th District of Texas, discusses the state of the economy and efforts of Barack Obama to work with President Biden to resuscitate Obamacare.
  • Hedieh Mirahmadi, Founder of Resurrect Ministry and Exclusive Columnist at the Christian Post, shares about her new op-ed urging individuals to support and join the parental rights movement.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, addresses the ways that government programs disrupt family relationships and the practical steps that parents can take to become more involved in the parental rights movement.
April 06, 202200:54:10
Jerry Boykin, Pat Fallon, Meg Kilgannon, Ted Cruz, Mary Szoch, Vicky Hartzler

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, provides his analysis of Russian war crimes in Ukraine.
  • Pat Fallon, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Texas, shares about his recent visit to Ukraine and his assessment of what kind of weapons systems and other help Ukraine needs from the United States.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, comments on the White House refusing to say at what age children should be taught about sexuality and transgenderism.
  • Ted Cruz, U.S. Senator from Texas, voices his concerns over Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC’s Director of the Center for Human Dignity, discusses recent evidence that suggests a D.C. abortion clinic is committing infanticide.
  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, talks about the effort in Congress to pass the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act.
April 05, 202200:54:10
Greg Steube, Mark Brnovich, Michael Brown, Owen Strachan

On today's show:

  • Greg Steube, U.S. Representative for the 17th District of Florida, discusses the mass graves discovered in Ukraine, and Disney’s pledge to fight Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law.
  • Mark Brnovich, Arizona Attorney General, details several states’ lawsuit to stop the Biden administration from lifting the Title 42 border policy.
  • Michael Brown, author and host of “Line of Fire,” comments on the failure of corporate and political leaders to appease LGBT activists and the evolution of Fox News.
  • Dr. Owen Strachan, provost and research professor at Grace Bible Theological Seminary and Senior Fellow at FRC’s Center for Biblical Worldview, analyzes the growing trend of ‘deconstruction’ in Evangelicalism and Christianity.
April 04, 202200:54:10
Marjorie Jackson, Matt Rosendale, Andrew Beckwith, Connor Semelsberger, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Marjorie Jackson, Washington Watch Correspondent, discusses the Biden administration releasing a wave of transgender policies and flying the transgender flag outside a federal agency for the first time.
  • Matt Rosendale, U.S. Representative for Montana, shares about the Biden administration’s wave of transgender policies, his introduction of legislation requiring the Biden administration to immediately resume onshore oil leases, and the ramifications of President Biden plans to revoke the Title 42 border policy.
  • Andrew Beckwith, President of the Massachusetts Family Institute, talks about a Boston-area school board that blocked a church's application to open a private school due to its Christian beliefs.
  • Connor SemelsbergerFRC’s Director of Federal Affairs for Life and Human Dignity, responds to congressional Democrats’ push for a bill legalizing marijuana and the abortion funding in President Biden’s proposed budget.
  • David ClossonFRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, unpacks the Left’s intense fight against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law and what the push reveals about Disney’s agenda.
April 01, 202200:54:10
Chris Smith, Mitch McConnell, Franklin Graham, Chip Roy, Mary Miller

On today's show:

  • Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of New Jersey, weighs in on the U.S. Senate debate over reauthorizing the Global Magnitsky Act and offers a preview of the upcoming SCOTUS ruling in the Dobbs case.
  • Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader and U.S. Senator from Kentucky, discusses the slanted sentencing record of SCOTUS nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, the latest on Ukraine and Russia, and President Biden’s plan to release a million barrels of oil a day from the oil reserves.
  • Franklin Graham, President of Samaritan's Purse, talks about his organization’s relief efforts for Ukrainian refugees and his call for a cease fire in Ukraine and Russia during holy week.
  • Chip Roy, U.S. Representative for the 21st District of Texas, explains how he plans to force a vote on Title 42 to secure the southern border, and the positive outcome of Päivi Räsänen’s case.
  • Mary MillerU.S. Representative for the 15th District ofIllinois, speaks on her letter to the NCAA regarding biological males competing against female athletes.
March 31, 202200:54:10
Jerry Boykin, Lorcan Price, Andy Biggs, Jody Hice, Meg Killgannon

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 a U.S. general admitting to the House Armed Services Committee that the Biden administration’s deterrence strategy failed in Ukraine and the wave of terror attacks on Israel.
  • Lorcan Price, Legal Counsel for ADF International, celebrates the ruling in Päivi Räsänen’s case.
  • Andy Biggs, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Arizona, voices his concerns over the Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and the border crisis.
  • Jody Hice, U.S. Representative for the 10th district of Georgia, calls out the Biden administration and teachers' unions for colluding over CDC school reopening guidance.
  • Meg Kilgannon, FRC's Senior Fellow for Education Studies, shares what’s happening in schools around the country regarding COVID related policies and the push for transgender ideology and critical race theory to be taught in classrooms.
March 30, 202200:54:10
Jerry Boykin, Bob Good, Joe Harding, James Lankford, Ken Blackwell, Michael Geer

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, gives an update on Ukraine and Russia.
  • Bob Good, U.S. Representative for the 5th District of Virginia, outlines President Biden’s $5.8 trillion budget proposal.
  • Joe Harding, Florida State Representative, discusses the details of the parental rights in education legislation that was signed into law by Governor Ron DeSantis.
  • James Lankford, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, addresses the importance of maintaining Title 42’s authority to expel migrants at our southern border and his thoughts on President Biden’s $5.8 trillion budget proposal.
  • Ken Blackwell, FRC’s Senior Fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance, speaks on the Left’s efforts to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
  • Michael Geer, President of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, talks about YouTube’s censorship of the GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum.
March 29, 202200:54:10
Marsha Blackburn, Jerry Boykin, Chris Mitchell, Michele Bachmann, Mary Szoch

On today's show:

  • Marsha Blackburn, U.S. Senator from Tennessee and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, discusses the Senate Judiciary Committee deliberating over Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson and President Biden’s $5.8 trillion budget.
  • Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, FRC's Executive Vice President and former commander of the U.S. Army's Delta Force, analyzes Vladimir Putin’s goal at this point in the war.
  • Chris Mitchell, Middle East Bureau Chief for CBN News and host of “Jerusalem Dateline,” comments on Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s visit to Israel and the U.S./Iran nuclear deal negotiations.
  • Michele Bachmann, Dean of Regent University’s School of Government, previews Regent University’s upcoming virtual conference: “Globalism Rising: Authoritarianism and the Demise of Civil Liberties”.
  • Mary Szoch, FRC’s Director of the Center for Human Dignity, responds to the World Health Organization’s new guidelines that demand countries allow abortion at any point during a pregnancy.
March 28, 202200:54:10
Marjorie Jackson, Travis Weber, Arielle Del Turco, Lela Gilbert, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Marjorie Jackson, Washington Watch Correspondent, reports the latest developments on the Ukraine and Russia cease fire negotiations and President Biden’s visit to Poland today.
  • Travis Weber, FRC’s Vice President for Policy and Government Affairs, talks about President Biden’s trip to Europe and growing opposition among Republican senators to Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson.
  • Arielle Del Turco, FRC’s Assistant Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, explains how Global Magnitsky remains an ongoing issue in the Russia oil ban, and what’s happening with Päivi Räsänen’s trial over expressing her biblical beliefs about human sexuality.
  • Lela Gilbert, FRC's Senior Fellow for International Religious Freedom, shares what’s happening to Christians in Nigeria.
  • David ClossonFRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, discusses Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson not being able to define “woman” and how progressives are willing to erase women.
March 25, 202200:54:10
Vicky Hartzler, Mike Waltz, Ken Paxton, Justin Danhof

On today's show:

  • Vicky Hartzler, U.S. Representative for the 4th District of Missouri, discusses the first firing in four years of an intercontinental ballistic missile by North Korea, her letter to the Biden administration calling for an end to public transportation mask mandates, and the Left’s continued attack and disregard for women’s sports.
  • Mike Waltz, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Florida, talks about President Biden’s trip to Europe and the latest on Ukraine and Russia.
  • Ken Paxton, Texas Attorney General, responds to Disney’s announcement that they will “take action” against Texas over the recent order criminalizing sex change surgeries on minors and discusses his appeal to the Texas Supreme Court regarding his investigation into the gender transitions of minors.
  • Justin Danhof, General Counsel and Director of the Free Enterprise Project for the National Center for Public Policy Research, comments on the increasing wokeness of Disney.
March 24, 202200:54:10
Katherine Beck Johnson, Arielle Del Turco, Michelle Davis, Carl R. Trueman

On today's show:

  • Katherine Beck Johnson, FRC's Research Fellow for Legal and Policy Studies, reviews day two of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
  • Arielle Del Turco, FRC’s Assistant Director of the Center for Religious Liberty, discusses Secretary of State Antony Blinken making a genocide declaration over Myanmar’s regression of the Muslim Rohingya population.
  • Michelle Davis, Indiana State Representative, talks about efforts to override the governor’s veto of a bill protecting girls sports.
  • Carl R. Trueman, Professor of Biblical & Religious Studies at Grove City College, explains the principles of conservatism and previews his new book “Strange New World.”
March 22, 202200:54:05
George Thomas, Dan Bishop, Stanley Kurtz, Jason Johnson

On today's show:

  • George Thomas, CBN’s senior international correspondent, shares the latest on Ukraine and Russia and the U.S. formally declaring that the Russian military has committed war crimes in Ukraine.
  • Dan Bishop, U.S. Representative for the 9th District of North Carolina, reviews Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing and comments on her refusal to define the term “woman” or offer an opinion on when human life begins.
  • Stanley Kurtz, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, pushes back on attempts to federalize critical race theory in education.
  • Jason Johnson, former Deputy Police Commissioner for Baltimore and President of the Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund, discusses rising crime and a societal breakdown across the country.
March 22, 202200:54:10
Gordon Chang, Gary Palmer, Katherine Beck Johnson, Kurt Kondrich, Joel Berry, Beth Stelzer

On today's show:

  • Gordon Chang, author of "The Coming Collapse of China," discusses how China is playing both sides of the Ukrainian crisis and stepping up its aggression by militarizing the islands in the South China seas and sending a carrier into the Taiwan Strait.
  • Gary Palmer, U.S. Representative for the 6th District of Alabama, explains China’s intent to make Russia a vassal state and the Biden administration’s handling of the Ukraine/Russia crisis.
  • Katherine Beck Johnson, FRC's Research Fellow for Legal and Policy Studies, reviews day one of Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
  • Kurt Kondrich, pro-life advocate, talks about World Down Syndrome Day and the West Virginia Governor signing the Unborn Child with Down Syndrome Protection and Education Act.
  • Joel Berry, Managing Editor at the Babylon Bee, comments on Twitter locking The Babylon Bee out of their account for naming Rachel Levine ‘Man of the Year.’
  • Beth Stelzer, Founder of Save Womens Sports, shares the concerns of college athletes and their parents over having to compete against a biological male.
March 21, 202200:54:10
Charlie Spiering, Dean Cheng, Mario Diaz, Rachel Emmanuel, David Closson

On today's show:

  • Charlie Spiering, White House Correspondent for Breitbart News, details President Biden’s call with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
  • Dean Cheng, Senior Research Fellow for Chinese Political and Military Affairs at the Heritage Foundation, discusses where China’s allegiance falls in the Ukraine and Russia war.
  • Mario Diaz, General Counsel for Concerned Women for America (CWA), addresses the federal civil rights complaint CWA filed against the University of Pennsylvania under Title IX regarding their decision to allow Lia Thomas to compete on the school’s women’s swim team.
  • Rachel Emmanuel, reporter for Western Standard, speaks on how the mainstream media is only giving a platform to one kind of voice and pressuring journalists to stop sharing stories of those who oppose the Left’s narrative.
  • David Closson, FRC’s Director of the Center for Biblical Worldview, weighs in on the Left’s obsession with culture wars amid all the crises we’re seeing and how the situation in Ukraine has revealed the Leftist worldview.
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