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Ken Cuccinelli was on today? Yeah, he was great from DHS acting deputy secretary talking about going in to Wisconsin now with the invitation from the governor. We'll see how that works out. We also talked to the really brave reporter from The Daily Caller who who stood and a lot of the video that we have now on what is it called the the Rick Britton Rittenhouse Office. Kyle Rittenhouse is the guy, the 17 year old shooter that everyone's calling a white supremacist with no evidence whatsoever.
It's crazy. But he talked about this in a way that you haven't heard before. And you really need to pay attention to that. This this is like a little mini Reichstag fire. If it wasn't for these people, these reporters going out and actually getting the story, you wouldn't know the truth. Also, we had Burgess Owens on with us today. We talked about schools as a as a add on from last night's TV special. And speaking of TV, Stu and I did.
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Enjoy. You're listening to the best of the music program. OK, so last night, things got out of control again in Wisconsin, I mean, I can't believe we're here even without the conventions.
I told you for, what, two years, Wisconsin, I would sell my house right now in Wisconsin. Democratic convention is going to be held there. This is going to be a summer of blood. And and I would want to own property there because it's going to be riots without the convention.
It's happening and I think worse than than I would have expected this this quickly, at least, and the federal government has finally been allowed in.
The governor yesterday said to Donald Trump, OK, OK, help.
So he sent them in. Now we have Ken Cuccinelli on the phone. He's the the I want to get this right.
Hearing on it and have you and have my glasses on.
He is the acting deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
Ken, welcome to the program. Always good to be with you, Glenn. So can you. You guys are in a really tough position. Tell me what you're planning on doing and when does help arrive in Wisconsin? So that's fair to say, but I would note that unlike, say, the Portland story that we've all been following for three months and of course, I've been in the middle of it here we have a governor who at least is willing to use his National Guard for one of the things they or they exist for.
Right. And that is keeping the peace. He didn't bring enough numbers initially, but he kept moving the numbers up to get to a point where they're adequate. And he and president spoke, of course, and president has spoken about his desire for peace in all these communities and the willingness to move people in. And this is the peace through strength plan in the civilian environment. Glenn, it's you know, you bring enough law enforcement responsibly executed and there is no violence.
We saw that happen in Minneapolis after the tragic killing of George Boyd is the first reaction Minneapolis was give them room to riot. The old Baltimore concept, though, that didn't work. And so then they brought in the guard. And lo and behold, things were calmed down because those who contemplated violence knew there are consequences. And we're seeing that shift take place in Wisconsin. Do we wish it happened faster? Yes, but you'll see the Department of Justice is moving over two hundred marshals, FBI agents, ATF agents into Kenosha.
They've also got extra prosecution help up there, all in addition to the to the guard commitments from the president and the willingness of Governor Ebers to use them.
So here's the problem that we have. The left has run unchecked and the American people and five million new gun owners in the United States just in the first quarter of this year or second quarter of this year.
And that's all because people feel like there's there's nobody to protect me. This is why the Second Amendment says a well regulated militia and a militia is happening as your last resort. There's there's nobody coming to help you. And that's, I think, where people are starting to feel and that becomes very dangerous. So how do you guys at the federal level?
Because I'm a I'm a federalist. I believe in the state power. Yeah, you do. So how do you balance this? So it doesn't spiral out of control? Because the left wants a fight. They want it. They do in many respects, I mean, you can see lots of these politicians on the left to encourage the violent protesters, but without condemning the violence. Correct. And and even using the phrase violent protesters is not accurate. Those are rioters and criminals.
Yeah. In some cases terrorists. So we need to you need to fix that even myself. But but that kind of encouragement reaches a situation like we saw in Portland last weekend, where you then get in Kenosha, frankly, you get people who don't believe that law enforcement is going to be provided or allowed to do its job adequately and they start showing up to do it. And very sort of frontier mentality, if you will, in some cases, but also it's other groups who are looking to fight.
And if you don't calm that violence soon and relatively quickly, you invite that kind of violence, which really spirals out of control, that that's that's war in the streets between different Americans. And they may all be misbehaving, to put it mildly. But but they're they've been given free reign to do so by the left wing leadership in those communities. And you us the federalist question, which is one I'm very sensitive to, I'm sure that's no surprise to you that we have limited federal jurisdiction.
The federal government isn't just another police. We can't an. Yeah, we can't be no, we don't want that. That is a you know, it's really about get what you vote for. Yes. And in Portland, they're getting destruction and they're not going to I mean, who would you open a business in Portland in the next 50 years?
I would no, no. It's going to destroy these cities. It is going to destroy this city. That's right. And the people least able to adjust to that are the poorest people in those cities.
So can help me out on this. You used to be the attorney general for the state of Virginia, this kid that shot the guy in the head the other day and then shot the other guy in the arm. He is being painted as, you know, just as militia, white supremacist kind of guy. I would not want my kid down there. I would tell them not to go. I would say even if you want to be an angel of mercy, then you have to be like Mother Teresa, don't bring a gun.
It's a dangerous, dangerous situation. However, we have him on tape a half hour before talking about his view. He seems like he's just there. He's like, look, I'm only bringing my gun because I'm not stupid. I know it's dangerous and I'm going to defend myself, but I'm here to do medical aid. Then you have the guy who was killed. We have him on three different occasions taunting and chasing and tackling this kid. The third time is when he turns because he's right on top of him and shoots and he continues to chase him and then he shoots him in the head.
Then the other guy that he shoots while he's laying down, we have video of that guy approaching him with a gun, pointing it to him like execution style. And that's when he shoots that guy's arm off. They're charging him with first degree murder. How? So that's a pretty knee jerk reaction and, you know, they're charging him because he shot people, but you're going to see undoubtedly the self-defense argument made. I tweeted on this yesterday noting with a lot of the interviews that this kid happened to give beforehand, he was not speaking against any of the people protesting or anything at all.
You know, so so, you know, you've got to my point that I was reading about is this is a complex investigation. And to your point that the instant labeling is likely inaccurate, though I don't have enough information to draw conclusions. Neither do I want to do that either. But my point is, neither does anybody else. Correct. And but there's a desire to paint a narrative out there that there's a lot of evidence just with this particular kid that doesn't seem to fit.
So I would note that to our earlier discussion. When you let violence run amuck like this, you get people who just feel like they're doing their duty, backing up police, correct? Obviously, without the training, without the coordination of mutual support of other security forces going out there and trying to do what this kid was doing. And you end up with this kind of scattered violence. And I don't think anybody wants that. No. Anywhere in any of their cities.
And yet, I mean, Kenosha, it's not like I know Detroit. I know.
But I tell you, can it be any city in America?
They they we had several reports last night of neighborhoods, people walking down the street, three o'clock in the morning. Wake up, wake up. You know, give us your houses.
That that emails from Richmond. You know, there's nothing has happened in Richmond. Persay, I got an email yet this morning about incidents like this from last night and when that multiple gunshots as well.
When that happens, you will have, you know, citizens watch parties and they'll have guns. And because if they feel that the police are not going to help them, they will band together. And that's a bad situation. But I completely understand it. If I think police are not coming to my neighborhood, you damn right I've got a gun and I'll shoot you on my property.
Well, and honestly, self-defense is the most the single most important thing the Second Amendment is for. Right. So there were no police in 1791 when when that was ratified. And, you know, there weren't for many, many years in the United States. So people are used to the cultural requirement of protecting being protected, being their first line of defense. We are our own first line of defense. Correct. And when you are in cities where you've got politicians who refuse, as we see in Portland, to to do police work, then you can fully expect to see more of this kind of response.
People are going to take things on themselves and they don't have crowd control munitions when they're threatened. They only have one next step go to and that's shooting for self-defense. If we want to avoid this, we need we need better leadership in many of these cities. Can I know you are.
You're a little busy today, so I know your time pressure. Let me just ask you one more question. I started the show saying normally the biggest storm to hit Louisiana in 160 years, the most powerful storm to hit that area in 160 years would be the lead story in all anybody's talking about. But we have so many other things. I don't want to lose sight of that. What are you guys doing down there?
So Laura made landfall at 2:00 a.m. this morning, Eastern Time. It was it came with a big storm surge, very big. And, you know, we we measure these hurricanes on wind, but the water does so much damage. And and that's that's where our fear resides more than anything. We prepositioned five hundred thousand meals and hundred thousand liters of water and numerous teams to be prepared to respond as soon as the danger struck. And all our teams are in action right now.
Laura has not moved out of Louisiana. It's moving northeast, probably crossing the state for the duration of the day, headed into Arkansas. And the secretary talk to both governors yesterday. And there's much teamwork and preparation as we can do is in place. And we in the federal government are supportive. That's our role is to support the state and local responses. And what. Louisiana is experiencing this, it's not the kind of experience any state wants. Yeah, so we're we're prepared to do an awful lot of work to help keep folks safe there and to help those communities recover.
And that's something the president already declared emergencies. He's got he's he's got us leaning forward as far as we can.
Eighty one miles north of Lake Charles. The real scary thing in New Orleans really is New Orleans, because it's just a bowl and it fills up. How is New Orleans doing? Have you heard?
Well, as of yesterday, I actually talked to folks in New Orleans. And when you compare weather across the whole front, they were doing pretty well, as you know. You know, we talked about water. The flooding can can hit New Orleans later. It doesn't have to be immediate. So that's something that the Army Corps and the rest of us will keep our eye on as well.
Ken, thank you very much. Ken Cuccinelli from the Department of Homeland Security.
Thank you. This is the best of the Glenn Beck program. Yesterday, we told you what was going on in Kenosha and the shooting that happened, and this morning we had the deputy secretary or an assistant secretary of DHS on with us, Ken Cuccinelli. He was talking about the National Guard not only going down to Louisiana and everything that's been happening with the federal government down in Louisiana. But also the Wisconsin governor finally said to Donald Trump, OK, OK, we'll take your help.
So they're on their way up to Kenosha, one of the really the only reason we know what's going on and that there is a chance that what's now being called the Rittenhouse incident is is known and doesn't become the Reichstag fire is because we have people on the ground, really brave reporters, who are willing to go in and and videotape.
And so we have this incident from like four different angles now, none of them from the networks. The networks are saying this was straight up murder. Well, I don't know.
I think you could make a case that not even close, but we'll see how this plays out. Richie McGinnis, he is with The Daily Caller and he is the chief video director. And he has been there. In fact, he's the guy who first rushed to the guy that was shot in the head and helped him into the ambulance, help carry his body to help. And Richie is with us now.
Richie, how are you? I'm good. Thanks for having me on. First of all, I mean this sincerely, it's not just a quick how are you? You guys have got to be you're running on very little sleep and there's got to be some PTSD going on.
Are you are you sleeping or are you doing all right? Last night, I slept quite well, actually, actually taking a bit of time to sink in. Yeah, but as far as that, I mean, that's the kind of stuff that our first responders in law enforcement. I know.
Do you do you have a bulletproof vest? Not yet. OK. You have one coming because I got it from the other night. I think I should go. Yeah, OK.
So I would I would like to supply you with one and I will get you a vest and we'll see what we can do to protect you. I know you know, you don't work with me and we don't really, you know, know each other.
But I really respect what you're doing and I really thank you for being there to document it because we're in real trouble.
If somebody doesn't do what you're doing, tell me tell me exactly what happened that night. What did you see? So actually, right before the shooting took place, I witnessed the riot control to clear out protesters from an area that had been burned out two consecutive nights. And actually the night prior to the shooting, I saw the business that Kyle was standing in front of burning with the business owners and some employees of that business using a power washer to try to put out the fire because the fire trucks weren't coming.
And so the next night, I saw Kyle, along with a number of armed men. Some of them were also on the roof of the business, standing with what looked to be at least on the shoulder. And I really asked them to be interesting to interview as to why they were there, how volunteers actually didn't volunteer his name. But he said that he's willing to appear on camera. So I interviewed him about two and a half minutes. And actually after the interview concluded, they said, we're going to go try to find if anybody needs medical aid after this, after the all this serious people.
So they actually went out into the crowd to let the dealership to. Kyle was trying to straighten out, does anybody need medical aid? Is anybody need medical aid? And that was just a few minutes before everything took place. So that was where everything started. Obviously descended into chaos pretty quickly after that.
Is there any indication from you, Richie, that he was a white supremacist, that he had the intention of going out and shooting people or I mean, they're charging him with first degree murder?
Any any indication that that's who this guy was? So obviously, I'm not going to speculate on that, the legal side of things know whether it was murder, whether it was self-defense. That's that's a horse to decide. But what I what I can say is that during the brief time that I met him, he came across as a very young and innocent kid who did not know that he was. And again, I only spoke to him for about two minutes, and that was the first time I had ever seen him before.
But that was my first perception. He told me that he was there both to protect the business and to make sure that anybody who needed medical aid would get it. And he also did note the absence of police and the necessity for somebody to provide a degree of law or so that was was only about a two and a half minute interaction. So I got right.
OK, so you were there when he was he didn't trip and fall. He was kicked to the ground and a guy came at him with a skateboard, was going to beat him with that. And another guy came at him with a gun. I mean, he he this looks like total self-defense to me.
Did you see did you witness that part of the shooting, too, or were you with them?
So actually, I was in the hospital by then. OK. Well, actually, I was heading to the hospital by then. The shooting that I witnessed was the first shooting, like the one I'm playing right now. And that was when things really started. I believe that the second shooting that took place right very soon after. But after the shots were fired, people were just looking for individuals with guns to. So the teen or whatever, so even even the New York, even The New York Times said in their ticktock that they released today that the the guy who was shot was pursuing.
We have him on tape as being a real antagonist to these guys, calling them all kinds of names that we can't say on the air, the N-word, et cetera, et cetera. He was picking a fight. He had tried to jump Rittenhouse several times, at least to that we know of. And when you look at what The New York Times is reporting, they're saying that and you can see it on the videotape, your videotape there, there is a shot.
He's running. He sees the guy behind him. He hears a shot. He thinks he's being fired at. He turns around, tries to shoot at the guy. The guy continues to chase him. I think it's six shots ring out from elsewhere that you can you can hear.
Right. Yeah, actually, that was my two of my colleagues who filmed the video, I was actually six or seven feet behind them, and once I realized that the situation was turning into a situation where someone would get shot, I actually focused more on what was in front of me than, yeah, anything else I thought about. And actually, I was about seven feet behind them when the blue dot reached for Kyle's weapon. I saw that happen and he basically avoided the reach and then fired.
What I saw were three shots from Kyle's gun. But I also heard some other shots coming from elsewhere. So you. But it all happened. You were behind.
Did you fear for your life? Is it reasonable to believe that that Kyle was freaking out thinking they were shooting at him? So actually, I was running behind that because during the middle of three brothers, my first instinct was to yell at them to to chill out because I knew I've been in Seattle, I've been in Portland, I've been in these protests. Things spiral out of control very quickly. So knowing that Kyle was a young man that I just interviewed with a very powerful weapon in his hands, I was trying to emphasize the fact that everybody should stop because this is going to get that would be basically the moment that I was going to run behind them.
Kyle turned around and I'm not sure if you turned around because the shot rang out or if he turned around because the man was pursuing and he felt cornered. But I do know is that the moment that he turned around, I. Entered the line of fire because I was behind that man about to be, you can see in the video, I'm actually standing right there. I take about two steps back. I'm not sure if it was Kyle's weapon or if it was the other shots that were fired, but I felt some concrete in my legs.
And I assume that that was some kind of ricochet or something. But once I realized that I actually hadn't been hit, I ran over to provide medical aid. The man was lying lifeless on the ground. And I actually didn't realize at the time I saw Kyle run and I assumed that he was gone. But he actually goes around the car and comes up as kneeled over him. And I actually turn and just saw legs next to me. I said, What are you doing?
Call nine one one. And the individual who I now realized I was hours later, it was Kyle pulled out his phone. I don't know who he called or what he did, but he ran away to that. I pressed send on the body that I was trying to get to. Uh, Richi, again, thank you for what you do. I have to ask this question, why are you doing this? Glenn, when all of this stuff started after Folks, Floyd Guilded Die.
Our team is based in Washington, D.C., and the at the White House on the ground when things really started to spiral out of control. And as these protests sprung up around the country, what we noticed is that nobody was on the ground and a 12 year old boy and when all of the actual violence takes place. So we went to Seattle, for example, and see all the network news reporters out there. Well, it's very much a party like atmosphere out here.
And you see them do their case. I'd hate to see them do their hats at 7:00 p.m. and it was at that time, but they weren't out there at 12 AM at 2:00 a.m., 3:00 a.m. when fights were happening with individuals who were who were all armed with no police officers anywhere in scene and no chance for police to even come in there because they couldn't. So we I knew that that was our video team's responsibility to tell the American public exactly what was going on in those zones at that time, because the prevailing narrative was that it was peaceful and welcomed by what we saw and what we reported on.
I don't I don't know if this was your video last night, but I saw sheriff's, you know, armored car come in to Kenosha last night and these guys had guns. They were calling the sheriffs all kinds of names.
Come on out, fight. Come on out.
It was ugly. What do you expecting people to do when the feds arrive?
It's interesting because what we saw happen in Portland is, I think, very much being reflected here, the courthouse is really, in this case, the county courthouse, not in federal court, but it's very much the center of the protests. And actually, they put up a fence that's almost exactly the same construction of the Portland. And what happened in Portland is when the feds arrived, things escalated because the perception of the protesters, whatever you want to call them, was that, you know, Donald Trump was putting his foot in that community.
And I think that this is only the beginning of the protests that we're going to see as well, similar to what they're saying. All right, Richard, thank you.
Please stay safe. Please stay safe and reach out. If there's anything that I can do for you, you please reach out.
You are doing important work.
Thanks. This is the best of the Glenn Beck program. And don't forget us on iTunes. I want to play a couple of clips from last night, here's Burgess Owens on what the people want you to believe.
I was raised in the south to the days of Jim Crow and the KKK. Even through the challenges of segregation, we were taught that anything is possible in America. When I was 22 years old, I thought all my dreams come true. When I was drafted by the New York Jets 10 years later with a Pro Bowl nod and a Super Bowl championship under my belt. I left the NFL to start a business I thought I could never fail. But years later I did.
And I lost everything as I moved my family of six into a one bedroom basement apartment in Brooklyn, New York. I had a choice to make, feel sorry for myself or get to work. I worked as a chimneysweep on the day and a security guard at night. It was humbling to be recognized cleaning the chimney by someone who was cheer me as an NFL fan. But those hard days would pay off and eventually I started a career rewarding career in the corporate world.
We live in a country we're encouraged to dream big with. Second, chances are that the core of our American DNA, we don't hear that same message from Nancy Pelosi's Congress. Career politicians, elitists and even a former bartender want us to believe it's impossible. They want us to believe that what I did with my great great grandfather did is impossible for ordinary Americans.
Burgess Sullens is with us now. Burgess, first of all, hello, gov. I didn't know you were a chimney. I didn't know you were a chimney sweep.
Oh, yeah. Yeah. That was a very important chapter of my life because maybe it's called a humbling process. Yeah, it was good. I get it. I bet it was.
I mean, I know I know what it's like to be at the top of the world and then not be at the top of the world. And that is a really difficult thing to do. If you don't expect if you don't accept that as a great lesson of humility, it can really drive you crazy. Congratulations.
Well, thank you, darling. And I say that this is the thing that I wanted to tell the other, the greatest words, not words of hope. If I can do it, you can do it. And we all go through the obstacles. That's what we have to realize. There's nobody exempt from it. We just have to embrace it, not hold those tough times, let people know this. I know what it looks like so totally.
As long as you dream big, as long as you hang tough and just keep up the good work, keep up the good things that happened, that's what it's all about.
So I noticed during your speech they put last night, they started putting up to register to vote, text this number.
And I think that the RNC has done the best job of reaching out to a community that they have only just kind of scratched the surface because they've never believed it was worth the time that nobody would ever change their vote. No black person would ever vote for a Republican over a Democrat.
And this convention is so different than any RNC convention I've ever seen.
Well, you know what it is? We had a point. And I'm look at this. This been a really last year was also a year in which was the more gray we're seeing for to no question what we're talking about for years is no longer hypothetical with social advances. Looks like we see it both face and we have Americans across the board and finally have conversations about what we don't want. We want light. We want we want hope. We want opportunity.
We don't want dark depression, death and destruction, just as we know have been there. And I think that the the left, just because they have no vision, they have no idea they pushed and pushed its way too far and American people are just going to put up with it.
So, Burgess, let me ask you this. I know to some degree, because I've been told what it is like to be a conservative and black and so many times and I've had this experience being conservative in New York, where people will come up and say, I'm conservative, too, but don't say anything.
Is that changing in the in the black community where they're not whispering as much? Are you seeing?
My goodness. It's a sea change. It is, I think the greatest the greatest president. President Obama was such a lousy president that black people say, you know, whatever happened, hope and change, what really was the deal. And we have people literally when I go through airports, black people in America, we have we have a walkaway campaign. We have the Blixseth that is scaring the left so much. They have they have been addicted to us for decades.
We're finally realizing that we walk, not just walk away. We're sprinting away. So now I'm excited about what's happening. And for those who are just kind of, you know, what I think is going to happen, those who still don't quite understand all of the the the ways we believe in our party, they're realizing when they see their homes being destroyed or their their their lives, the businesses being just up there realizing that this. The one with the part they were part of and, oh, we have to have more voices like ours and that's going to continue to do to move us in the right direction.
I feel very, very hopeful given what's happening across the country.
You know, it was a lot easier to make this case before covid because people were actually seeing it. Now they're struggling again and the the black communities.
And it's not helping in some cities when they're burning things down to the ground Antifa is doing that is how is the attitude towards the economy?
Because when people are hungry, you know, they they they're hungry. Well, here's the deal. When you have black people, all they want is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. And they see these these white BLM people coming through with a few blacks that are kind of with them. They see on paper and they destroying their community, destroying their livelihood. And they'll tell us that the sun, the moon is finally getting it, that they'd never have been a party to the left.
And the more message we had out there, like we're doing right now, the more they're going to they're going to understand. So I think this would be a big sea change, to be honest with you. And I'll say this, Glenn, I've always believed that the black community and the Hispanic community and the those minorities that we've been kind of marginalized to a degree are going to be the communities that as we pull ourselves back from the abyss, will pull our country back, should be told that it was a black and white to meet those minority communities.
That truly was a salvation for our nation because we're getting it. We're waking up. And as we do so, the draft has so little power and they can't they cannot get their illegals in fast enough to replace it. So they can't get enough of the ballots in two places. So this will go down in history as as a minority, as those who had trouble assimilating, as being the people that bring our country back and show the rest of the world what America looks like.
We're talking to Burgess Owens. He is a candidate of the fourth district in Utah. Right. Not something.
I mean, I've known you for a long time, not something that you've ever wanted to do, which which I think you should wear that as a badge of honor.
Well, you know, Glenn, when our conversation is always about the second chance, a little youth is all about the kids that that we all believe is our future. And I realize this time last year that if we don't get the house back, our kids here in Utah, around the country, do not have a chance because it's always been about policies. And as we know, the left elitists love to put in policies to keep people miserable, dependent and hopeless.
And you see that now across the country. So we have such a good group. I'll say that those are listening. Look at your district. If you have a Republican, a standing vote for him or her, support them. This is a this is a very different class of individuals that are patriots that know how to replicate a president who understands what leadership looks like. We can change this country in such a big way by giving the House more backbone in the Senate and doesn't have four more years.
I say this, we have a renaissance ahead of us. Great things will come together and we will probably point out who our enemy is. It is not each other. Is that hard left Marxist socialist. There's been so much damage to so many who trust them in the past that we're talking to Bourges.
Owens Burgess. When you stood on the stage last night and did that, can you just take me I just a personal kind of thing. OK, take me through what it's like to receive a call from whomever. Does the White House call you and say we we want you to speak and then to find yourself on a stage knowing that twenty million people are listening to your words. What is the pressure like? What is what is that like.
Thank goodness. Glad we didn't talk about 20 million people. I might have had a different approach on it if I had known that. But but here's the thing. This is just a dream come true. Two years ago I wrote and I wrote my last book where I Stand, and I was hoping nothing about politics. We just get a person so I can some way to go across the country and help give a voice to those those who are running for office that need it.
My voice. And so and I've always hoped that maybe hopefully I can maybe be part of a convention, maybe my voice could be there, so to speak, for me to get that call. It was it was just a confirmation dream big go toward it, know that there's a perfect plan out there. If you want to make a difference, Hemicellulose, find a way for you to do that. And I just thought it was just remarkable. And to get through it and then to say, finally, you know, that that worked out pretty good for me.
That was the magic moment. I could relax and now go back and enjoy it. So it was it was a good one. It really was an exciting moment.
That's good to watch you go through this whole cycle and thank you for everything that you have done.
You were fantastic on our special this summer when you were out at Gettysburg talking about was it your great grandfather, your great great great great grandfather.
Sounds Birgersson. And everybody's going to know about them. And I'm so thankful because that is the American dream, that's the American way. Tell her real quick how you get here. Tell her a great great great grandfather, Salisbury's came here, tell you what was our escape. The north, the Underground Railroad got us to Texas, became a successful law. So the first black church, the first black elementary school, one hundred two acres of land paid off in two years and was a tremendous Christian who was able to forgive because the people that are coming across the plains realize that that all that all whites were not bad.
They were good Americans out there helping them to make it happen. And that's what we, the people have always done. If we ever learn our history, we can never, ever start go to the races. Right. Because we have been so good to helping each kids out. It doesn't matter what color or what our religion is. We the people have done great things. We just have to remember that. And he's a good example of that.
By the way, we're Burgess, thank you so much.
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We're just going to go after him to win. He needs to win maybe. Great. Yeah. You know, by the way, the last the last poll, there's only been one poll that I've seen from that race. It was an exact tie.
So this is a very, you know, very winnable for Burgess. You'd be great in Congress. And it's in Utah. It's a swing district. I can't believe that he wouldn't win.
But, you know, I don't know who the American people are anymore. I really, really don't.