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Levin: Pelosi 'is out of touch with reality'

Trump is not the one holding federal employees hostage

On this episode of LevinTV, Mark Levin discussed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her comments blaming President Donald Trump for the hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal employees.

According to Pelosi, Trump is responsible for the government shutdown. Levin clearly and concisely explained the reason Pelosi "is out of touch with reality" on the issue.

Because the goal of the president is to secure the border, and because Article I of the Constitution requires all legislation to originate in the House of Representatives, the reality is that House Speaker Pelosi is holding federal workers hostage.

Historically, furloughed federal workers will receive back pay once the government goes back to work, and for that reason, Levin stated that he has a hard time feeling sorry for displaced federal workers.

"In the private sector, when you get displaced, when you get a pink slip, you don't get paid back. You're out, and you've got to find another job. So, we really have two types of citizens in this country — citizens who work for the government ... and citizens who don't," Levin said.

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FLASHPOINT? Virginia Gov. Northam declares state of emergency to ban firearms ahead of gun-rights rally

On Thursday's "Glenn Beck Radio Program," BlazeTV's White House correspondent Jon Miller described the current situation in Virginia after Gov. Ralph Northam (D) declared a state of emergency and banned people carrying guns at Capitol Square just days before a pro-Second-Amendment rally scheduled on Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Jon told Glenn that Gov. Northam and the Virginia Legislature are "trying to deprive the people of their Second Amendment rights" but the citizens of Virginia are "rising up" to defend their constitutional rights.

"I do think this is the flashpoint," Jon said. "They [Virginia lawmakers] are saying, 'You cannot exercise your rights ... and instead of trying to de-escalate the situation, we are putting pressure. We're trying to escalate it and we're trying to enrage the citizenry even more'."

Glenn noted how Gov. Northam initially blamed the threat of violence from Antifa for his decision to ban weapons but quickly changed his narrative to blame "white supremacists" to vilify the people who are standing up for the Second Amendment and the Constitution.

"What he's doing is, he's making all all the law-abiding citizens of Virginia into white supremacists," Glenn said.

"Sadly, that's exactly right," Jon replied. "And I think he knows exactly what he's doing."

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