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BREAKING: ACLJ Representing Gaza Hostage Families On Capitol Hill

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November 7, 2023 1:09 pm

BREAKING: ACLJ Representing Gaza Hostage Families On Capitol Hill

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November 7, 2023 1:09 pm

The ACLJ is on Capitol Hill to represent the families of the hostages being held in Gaza. We are preparing to go to the U.N. to defend Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has stated no cease-fire will take place if the hostages are not released. Back in America, the ACLJ is filing to intervene on behalf of the Republican Party of Virginia against a 14th Amendment lawsuit that is seeking to keep President Trump off the state's primary ballot. On today's show, the Sekulow team discusses the hostage crisis, the turmoil in the Middle East, the fight to preserve voting rights, and much more.  

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We've got breaking news.

The ACLJ now represents Gaza hostage families today on Capitol Hill. Keeping you informed and engaged. Now more than ever, this is Sekulow.

We want to hear from you. Share and post your comments or call 1-800-684-3110. And now your host, Logan Sekulow. Welcome to Sekulow. We will be taking your calls today at 1-800-684-3110.

That's 1-800-684-3110. My dad and brother and a lot of members of the ACLJ team are right now in Washington DC on Capitol Hill with the families of a lot of the Gaza hostages. More and more are joining with the ACLJ right now.

I want to kick this thing off so you can listen to a section. This just happened, a press conference with the new Speaker of the House, with Mike Johnson. You can hear him talking about what's happening and how the ACLJ is involved. We want to thank these families again for their courage and their willingness to share your harrowing stories. And I will say again and reiterate once more, we will stand against these atrocities and we will stand with Israel and we'll stand with each of you and your families. We'll be praying for you and we'll be taking action because that's what we're going to do here. That's what's called for. I know that your time is short and you have to leave. I want to thank Jay and Jordan Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice.

There you go. The ACLJ getting a shout out there because we are there with these families representing more and more each day. So many of them have joined with the ACLJ and we are bringing them to Capitol Hill. On both sides of the aisle, look, Democrats and Republicans are sitting down and meeting with these families as we are right now exactly at one month since that reign of terror happened from, you know, came from Gaza into Israel.

The Hamas attack that really kicked off now what we are at a one month war essentially that's happening. You can see the pictures right now going as they are currently on Capitol Hill. We're going to be joined later in the broadcast by C.C.

Heil. She is there with these families. We're going to discuss that at length. We'd love to hear from you at 1-800-684-3110.

I'm hosting today, as you said, as I said, but we are right now. You see these stories. You see how the ACLJ gets involved and we tell you about it all the time.

We tell you that it's much bigger than you could possibly imagine. There's not much bigger than what's happening right now, which is not just meeting with these families, but representing them. Right now, my dad and brother and the ACLJ team are in D.C. and they are meeting with the families of the hostages that are currently being held in Gaza. And this is with both sides of the aisle, as I said. This is actually, you know, one of those moments where some Democrats and Republicans are coming together.

Obviously, there's the fringe on both sides, to be honest, but there's certainly fringe on the Democratic side saying we need to, you know, just call for a ceasefire, get done with what's happening there. And look, at this point, we are just talking about getting the hostages free. We can now officially say that the ACLJ is representing multiple families of hostages on Capitol Hill and we're preparing to go in front of the United Nations. The number of families we're representing continues to grow.

And on tomorrow's broadcast, you're not going to want to miss it. I'll start teasing it now, as we are going to have some of those families on air discussing everything that's going on. But right now, the ACLJ is in the middle of our faith and freedom drive and you've known that. We've been doing it all month of November. Look, when we originally planned this, you've got to plan these things months out in advance.

We talked about, you know, November being the month of thankfulness, the month of Thanksgiving. Surely that's what's happening right now, but also right now we're in a month of prayer and we are in a month of really just a horrible atrocity that's happening around the world. As you know, Hamas terrorists have abducted more than 230 hostages from dozens of countries and Israeli soldiers. They found the remains of women and of children and in the most barbaric ways. You've heard it over and over on the air.

I try not to spend too much time giving graphic details. Some of you listen with your families, but you know about this. And now we're on Capitol Hill representing a lot of these families, letting them share their stories to the Speaker of the House, the members of Congress. And we are launching a multi-pronged initiative here at home, at the European Parliament, at the UN.

We know there'll be international tribunals. We need to meet these demands. We've launched our Faith and Freedom Drive right now. Your tax deductible gift will be double dollar for dollar and we need you more than ever. Have your gift double through the ACLJ's Faith and Freedom Drive and consider becoming an ACLJ champion.

And what that is, is all you're doing is saying, yes, I will give, but I will give on a monthly recurring basis. It helps us continue these legal battles and battles in the media. That is such a big part of this.

Go to ACLJ.org to donate today and opt in to become an ACLJ champion for a little bit of a breather. Later on, in just a couple of segments, we'll be joined by Victoria Jackson. You know her from Saturday Night Live. You know her from our new movie, Jingle Smells.

I can't wait for her to talk about her new album. So there will be a moment of laughter and a moment of light coming up in a little bit. Welcome back to Secula. We are going to take your phone calls at 1-800-684-3110.

If you're watching on Rumble, if you're watching on YouTube, I encourage you right now to get your comments in as well. Continue the conversation of what's going on in Israel, as we have now hit today, the one month anniversary, if you will, since the invasion from Hamas into Israel. And again, we announced just earlier in the show that we are now representing many of the families of the hostages. I was watching over just yesterday, all of these horrendous videos, even in New York and in LA, you may have seen the ones where there's pictures of hostages that have been taped up on the walls and you have these leaders. A lot of them are like thought leaders or high-end students at Ivy League colleges running up and tearing down posters of the hostages.

As we represent these families now, it's really heartbreaking. And then that also comes from in LA, in Hollywood, there was a protest yesterday, a pro, I guess you say a pro-Palestinian protest, but a protest essentially becomes a pro-Hamas protest. There was a counter protest, small group of pro-Israeli supporters and a confrontation happened. And what we've been told is this is now, we had a 69-year-old man who was just moments before just waving his Israeli flag, who was hit over the head with a bullhorn. Yeah, there he is just minutes before he passes, gets hit on the head of a bullhorn, falls back, hits his head on the concrete and dies shortly after.

Really one of the first, you could say, I would say attributed deaths from the situation that's happened on American soil. This is where we're at in America. That happened in California, in LA, the home of tolerance and inclusion. And that is what's happening around the country. That's why people, even like me, who have been active supporters of Israel, find ourselves pausing.

You find yourself pausing as you start to make a social media post, as you start to say something out loud. We've seen it now in the last month. And I warned you that this could happen because a month ago when everyone, all of Hollywood, everyone was supporting Israel, I said, well, this is a breath of fresh air, but don't hold your breath for too long because it's going to turn.

And it did. Look, the Israelis are not great sometimes at the PR part of this. And the Palestinian supporters and the Hamas really supporters are very good at it. They're very good at infiltrating social media.

They're very good at talking to younger people and have been really the last decade, 15 years or so. And it's really a shame that this is what's happening on our streets. And we have to start thinking about it. As you start planning your Christmas travels, your Thanksgiving travel, you got to start thinking about what you're going to do. Where are you going to take your kids?

Where are you going to go with your families? Because these protests are happening. Obviously, we're also, right now, it's on election day for a lot of people. We'll discuss that a little bit later.

There's some pretty big issues that are on the ballot nationwide right now. And we'll discuss that. But I also wanted to give you a bit of a segment that came from ABC News.

This was a moment here. I'm going to pull it up for you guys right now. So David Muir from ABC News, he's been interviewing a lot of obviously high level Israeli officials. So first, he spoke with Prime Minister Netanyahu and gives you sort of an idea. We hear a lot about this pause, this proposed humanitarian pause that our government has been pushing. And Prime Minister Netanyahu has kind of pushed back on that as well. But I think you need to hear it from his voice, not just mine.

So take a listen, Byte 3. I know the Biden administration has also said now is not the time for a ceasefire. What they're proposing is a humanitarian pause. There will be no pause? Well, there'll be no ceasefire, general ceasefire in Gaza without the release of our hostages.

As far as tactical little pauses, an hour here, an hour there. We've had them before. I suppose we'll check the circumstances in order to enable the goods, humanitarian goods to come in or our hostages, individual hostages to leave. But I don't think there's going to be a general ceasefire.

It's not that I don't think. I think it will hamper the war effort. It'll hamper our effort to get our hostages out, because the only thing that works on these criminals in Hamas is the military pressure that we're exerting.

Yeah. So that's what you hear from Prime Minister Netanyahu. Important words that are coming as we try again, as the ACLJ right now is representing a lot of the families. You saw it in the earlier segment, a lot of the families of the hostages being held in Gaza right now. We are going to actually have some of those families on the broadcast here tomorrow.

So you are not going to want to miss that. You may not know why I'm hosting solo today. That is because the team is right now in Washington, DC. We're going to be joined by some of them later in the broadcast live from our DC studios. They are up there right now having these important meetings. We heard Speaker of the House giving a shout out to the ACLJ, thanking us for the support.

That only happens because of all of you who support the work here. I also wanted to kind of counterbalance that a little bit, play you a segment from Naftali Bennett. This was a conversation he was having on MSNBC. So this will give you an idea of, again, where the thoughts are at, even with kind of somewhat both sides of Israeli leadership. Although you gave the territory back to Gazans, and yes, they voted for Hamas, and then Hamas became radicalized, they weren't a state. It wasn't like you handed over statehood. There was no two-state solution.

We actually did. It was theirs to decide. It wasn't connected with the West Bank. It wasn't- But that's beside the point. We're talking about Gaza. The West Bank is the West Bank, and Gaza is Gaza.

They got everything they wanted. Would you try that again? Would you experiment again after what they did? I can tell you that Israelis left and right, there's consensus.

No one wants to try experiments, dangerous experiments again. It seems like there's a misunderstanding that somehow Hamas wasn't elected to rule this area of the country. They are a terrorist regime, but a terrorist regime sadly voted for by the people, if you will. Sure, there are plenty of Palestinians, there are plenty of people in the regions and other regions who are not supporters, just like there are political factions here as well. But this is sadly the case in these areas of the world.

And if you've never seen it, it's very difficult to really fathom. As I've spent months there in my life, probably collectively, it really is somewhat a different world. You think of Israel because it's easy to demonize them because they are the sort of Western version of the Middle East. You go there, there's a thriving community of very diverse people, not unlike America, other than the fact that it has this deep historical feel. It's one of the only few places you can go where you have this deep-rooted connection to not just your faith, but to thousands of years of history. But they also are probably some of the most technologically advanced places in the country. And then you go just outside their borders. And it is, look, I understand, you see those visuals, it's not like it's pleasant. I mean, I'm not going to lie to you and say you go to areas in the West Bank, areas in Gaza, or areas that are just Palestinian controlled because their people are being oppressed and they're being oppressed somewhat by their own leadership as well.

But sometimes that leadership is what they decided on. I want to take a phone call real quick. Let's go to Daniel who is calling in North Carolina. Daniel, trying to do something about what's happening in DC as we are currently on Capitol Hill right now with the hostage families.

Daniel, you're on the air. Hey, thank you. I keep getting letters and calls to support the Republican Party financially, but after this vote to not censure an anti-Semitic person, I don't think I can continue to do that. I think the Republican Party needs to stand and fight.

We need to support Israel at all costs. Yeah, Daniel, I appreciate you calling. Thank you for watching on YouTube, by the way.

Thank you for watching. We try to put all of our content as many places as we can. Obviously, we have Rumble, which is our preferred platform. We love Rumble because it is the free speech platform. We've seen what YouTube has done just in the last few days of censoring some of the top Rumble creators with some of the content that they've created, some of the news they broke. And that is why we are very proud that there is a platform like Rumble.

However, I'm glad you watch on YouTube because a lot of people can now see what we're talking about and hear what we're talking about. You can choose who you want to donate to or not donate to. Frankly, I don't care. It's not any of my business. I don't tell you who to vote for. I'm not going to tell you who to donate to other than the ACLJ.

I'll tell you that. But politically, I'm not going to tell you who to donate to. So go with your conscience on that. But I do think that there is a strong support right now on Capitol Hill for not just, and again, it's not just Republicans. We have some Democrat friends who have called in, who have been on this show, people we disagree with on just about everything else who have said, we are standing with you.

We're standing with the ACLJ with this because we think this is the most important thing. Sure, a lot of them are the Jewish leadership, the ones who feel like they can feel the pressure. Maybe different than a lot of the others, like the members of the squad who can say what they want and they have their base. But I mean, when you have a Bernie Sanders coming out saying, you can't support Hamas, you can't call for a ceasefire.

If you have, obviously we have our friends who are maybe not quite as Bernie Sanders, like Jared Moskowitz, who had to bail his broadcast a bunch, who again, could not probably disagree with him more on a lot of things. Been friendly with him for probably the better part of 20 years, but they know what's happening. They see what's happening.

And that is why we are in the middle of this faith and freedom drive. And look, before I get to my pitch here, I do want to encourage you right now, because we are going to have a really fun segment coming up next. We're going to take a little bit of a breather. We're, you know, obviously our next guest, you knew her from our new movie. You saw the trailer that came out or teaser came out just yesterday. We premiered it here on the broadcast.

Hundreds of thousands of you have watched it. And I am excited to have on Victoria Jackson today. She's going to talk about her new album that just is about to come out. And we're going to talk about the movie and we're talking about the state of the world in general. It's going to be a lot of fun, but also informative. So stay tuned for that. It's going to be a great time.

If you're looking for just, if you say, Logan, you've hit me with so much heavy stuff. I need to breathe for a second. You're going to get that in the next segment. We're going to have a lot of fun.

So stay tuned for that. But in the meantime, we are in the middle of our faith and freedom drive. And I really couldn't support. I really could use your support right now as my, my family, my brother, my dad, all the ACLJ team you're used to seeing CC Heil should be on later in this broadcast. They are right now in Capitol Hill with these families and we couldn't do it without you.

And right now during the month of November, your tax deductible gifts are double dollar for dollar. And we need you now more than ever. So I'm just gonna encourage you go to ACLJ.org slash faith and freedom.

Or if you're watching, you can scan that QR code right now and make sure you opt in to become an ACLJ champion. We appreciate it. Be right back. Welcome back to secular. We are going to take a little bit of a breather here. I mean, this guest, you know, her from her time on SNL or UHF, which one of my, one of my favorites.

And of course, in our new movie, jingle smells, we're going to show the teaser for that here in just a minute. And we had so much fun with that, but also welcome her. Welcome Victoria Jackson here. Welcome. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you for having me.

Yay, Logan. This is so much fun. You're going to play a song for us later because you have a new album out. And I want to discuss that because you've been a very, look, I think before a lot of people, you were very actively involved in sort of this conservative Christian fight.

I'd say way before it became even cool for a percentage of Hollywood, if you will. 2010 was my political awakening and I joined the tea party and I gave speeches everywhere. Glenn Beck enlightened me with his chalkboard and I learned about George Soros and I got on fire to save America from communism.

And you've been doing it right here in Nashville for that long, which has been awesome to watch. And when we were, you know, writing out this movie and deciding we were making it, I said, we got to have Victoria, we got to find. And we said, well, what parts should she play?

Can we give her the role of a raving liberal social media warrior, social justice warrior? And you said, I mean, immediately I got the email like, I love this. I was so excited.

I was so, and I, and I thought I was going to ad lib some liberal, you know, bullet points that I keep hearing them say over and over about global warming, which is a hoax. And, and I didn't have to, cause it was written so well, I could not have written it as funny, hilarious, but it was so hard to memorize because the words were big words, but then you had a teleprompter. Yeah, we had that in here, but that was actually that portion, the main script is written by Bart Scott in our office and me, we wrote the script. Will, our executive producer who is actually out today, but our executive producer, he is so used to dealing with this broadcast and some of the people that call in on both sides of the aisle, then I'm like, you know what? No one could write this better than Will.

So I gave and said, Will, can you write a crazy screaming, you know, lives of tech talk style video here? And he knocked it out of the park and you knock it out of the park in the movie. I'm so excited for that. But by the way, I'll tell you this, the movie is available right now to pre-order it's on jinglesmells.movie jinglesmells.movie. We are premiering exclusively on rumble, which is awesome. The free speech platform, the first feature film non-documentary they've ever been a part of is our movie. It stars obviously Victoria's in it. We got John Schneider in it, Jim Brewer also from SNL. So if you're an SNL junkie, like a lot of us were, you can kind of see a lot of some really familiar faces. It's a lot of fun. We'll show that teaser here in just a minute, but we want to talk about your new record, your new album. It is coming out on November 10th.

Yes. It's my first CD of music I've ever done for real. And I started writing these songs when I moved to Nashville 11 years ago. I've always written songs. I sang on Johnny Carson and SNL, but when I moved here, I was like, Oh, this is music town. And I just started meeting people and like, how do you, how do you get to sing at the Opry? I want to sing at the Opry.

I want to be the next mini Pearl. And I just started asking around and, and I'm very excited about it. And you brought your ukulele. Would you mind playing a little bit of a song for us? Because look, I'm a ukulele player as well. So this is exciting.

I should have duetted with you, but this is bare tone ukulele, which is tuned different than, so we couldn't have duetted. So I want everyone to know Logan has a star of David that belonged to Elvis. Yes. That is so cool.

Okay. So this is one of the songs on my CD. There are songs, happy, sad, and you know, my challenging marriage is on there.

I think a lot of people can relate to that. I've been married 30 years and songs that are, you know, but this is what I wrote when I had cancer and I was treated for breast cancer at the Vanderbilt breast clinic by the greatest people in the world seven years ago. And so when I was bald, my husband was washing the dishes.

I'm like, honey, I think this is might be a good song. I just wrote and I was inspired because my small group from church at Lanny's house, I was bald. They were praying for me to heal from cancer. And they all had prayer requests that were equally painful.

And I thought, I'm not the only one who has struggles in this life. So I wrote, it's a broken world, baby. Let's hear it.

Kind of applies to the news. Yeah, absolutely. Tattoo of a broken ukulele light blue turquoise lies. He might leave me in the middle of my chemo.

I would not be so surprised. See there's musicians on my album. It's not just me.

It's like real music on my album. Yeah, I got cancer and so did my dog. My car won't start and my sink has a clog. My checks are bouncing, but my trampoline's torn. I am not surprised because I've been warned. It's a broken world, baby. I know you agree.

The second law of thermodynamics says the world is in a state of entropy. That's a fancy word for broken, you see. Lanny's back is causing him pain. Bob's OCD is driving Donna insane. Dilbert's dad, he needs a diagnosis. I quit kissing Daisy because she has some halitosis. Daisy's my dog. My heart is broken and I stubbed my big toe.

I just got fired and my food is GMO. I accidentally stepped onto my ukulele, rushing, rushing to say hi to my new neighbor, the Israeli. Well, you try to rhyme those two words. It's a broken world, baby. Since even Adam gave in. But there's a new world coming.

That's why my song has a grin. Jesus is coming soon. Yeshua Mashiach. I'm going to meet him in the sky.

In the twinkling of an eye. Thank you so much, Victoria. That was beautiful. I loved it. Super fun. And that new album, it's When I Get to Nashville, and it comes out on November 10th, right?

When I Get to Nashville. And look, it's a lot of songs like that. It's a lot of fun, but it also has a great message. And it's really important.

It's an important time. And the gospel's in it. Absolutely, which is phenomenal. And it's similar to our movie. It's got a great message, great heart, even if it pokes fun at what's happening in the world.

But at the end of the day, it's both hilarious and a bit heartwarming as well, even for the liberal activists in the film. So you have to take a look. No small thing.

No small thing. So you have to take a look. No spoilers.

But, you know, we believe in Path of Redemption for a lot of people here. Let's take a look at the trailer real quick. Teaser trailer.

First look for Jingle Smells. Say hello to the great American workforce. I can't be picking up trash all day. Hollywood has canceled Mason's Stone. We will no longer be manufacturing Mason Stone characters.

Get them all out of here. The mysterious gift giver has struck again. You're Jingle Smells, aren't you?

That's a secret. My subscribers are going to go crazy. So while you pick up Victoria's new record, also go preorder right now our movie. And look, I think this is just the beginning. Hopefully, Victoria, I want to keep this going.

I have so much fun, so many fun ideas. And if we can keep this, if we can keep this going, if we can show that there can be alternatives to what's happening in Hollywood, we can provide this. This is more important than just a silly comedy movie or a fun record.

This is showing that there are no more gatekeepers. We can actually do this and we can change what's happening to entertainment, not just the education that you hear on this show or the news you hear on this show, but we also can impact the entertainment world and we can do it with you. So go preorder our movie, jinglesmells.movie or Strain on Rumble.

Go check out Victoria's new record right now. We'll put the links all set up and support the work of the ACLJ at ACLJ.org. Do it today. We appreciate it.

The movie's coming out on Thanksgiving Day. See you there. Keeping you informed and engaged. Now more than ever, this is Sekulow. And now your host, Logan Sekulow.

Welcome back to Sekulow. Excited to have you join us right now because we have breaking news. Thank you first to Victoria Jackson who just stepped in. If you didn't hear her segment, go back and listen to it.

I'll put a smile on your face. She is just a breath of fresh air in a room and someone who really supports a lot of the values that you do and comes from SNL and her time in comedy and we love working together. So hopefully we'll be doing more with her. But I did want to kind of reset this show to tell you about what's happening right now on Capitol Hill, which is our team, the ACLJ team is there right now with members of the family members of those who are currently hostages in Gaza. We are representing them officially in front of all of Washington DC, of all of Capitol Hill. They've been touring around. They've been meeting with the Speaker of the House. They've been meeting with so many people and we're adding more and more each and every day. And I do want to hear from you.

I want you to give me a call at 1-800-684-3110. What does it mean to you that these families hostages are there? As we know, as we sadly see violence now in the streets, a death of a Israeli, a person supporting Israel, just for supporting Israel, gets beaten to death at 69 years old.

It happens on the streets of Los Angeles, the suburbs of Los Angeles. That's what's happening right now. So to have our incredible team be able to stand up for these people, it's really phenomenal. And I'm very proud of the whole ACLJ team.

I think we actually should play a bite we played earlier on, which is from the press conference. You can see why when we ask for support, we ask for donations. It's not just out here pushing for money. Our work is in action. You can see that now from people like the Speaker of the House. The Speaker of the House this morning thanking the work of the ACLJ.

Can we have that bite ready just before? Take a listen. We want to thank these families again for their courage and their willingness to share your harrowing stories. And I will say again and reiterate once more, we will stand against these atrocities and we will stand with Israel and we'll stand with each of you and your families. We'll be praying for you and we'll be taking action because that's what we're going to do here.

That's what's called for. I know that your time is short and you have to leave. I want to thank Jay and Jordan Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice, for helping facilitate the visit today. I know you have a tight itinerary, so we'll allow you all to step off the stage, if you will. I mean that was the Speaker of the House thanking the work of the ACLJ and by doing that he's thanking you.

I don't want you to make sure you understand that. He is thanking you because you are a member of the ACLJ. You're part of the team too.

You're an ACLJ champion maybe. That's someone who gives to ACLJ every month and we are in the middle of that faith and freedom drive and like I said the month of November was supposed to be all about you know Thanksgiving and then we're moving into December and we're going to be talking about you know all the things we can celebrate, all the wins that we've had, all the big things happening, but the world is changing. It is a dark, dark place right now.

We're just going to be honest with you. I mean you're waking up every day to just horrifying images and news and look I don't know if we should be able to I do feel the ACLJ has responsibility, but you also can have that responsibility and you know what if you wake up every morning you see these things on your phone or on the computer or on the news and you go I feel helpless. Well when you see the Speaker of the House thanking our ACLJ team by name that should make you feel like you're doing something because you are. You know we're not necessarily made to take on the burdens of the whole world as people, as individuals, but together as the ACLJ we can do that. We can do that for you.

We can hopefully take that burden off of you a little bit because we have an incredible team that are in action right now. So you have members, all the family members of the Gaza hostages meeting right now on Capitol Hill to try to figure out what we can do to help and that doesn't happen without the ACLJ team and that ACLJ team doesn't happen without you. So while this sounds like a sales pitch I want to assure you that the work is in action right now. So go to aclj.org right now slash faith and freedom. Do that right now. I appreciate you doing it. Just go to aclj.org if you will. Donate today.

You can scan the QR code if you're watching. You've heard all these stories and right now every gift is doubled. So if you give right now $20 it becomes $40 and really what I would encourage you to do is to opt in to become an ACLJ champion.

That is someone who every month becomes a reoccurring member and then we can have a baseline for our budget to then move forward even more and more. And we're going to take these family members not just to the Capitol Hill but to the UN and not just to the UN. You're going to hear them on this broadcast tomorrow. So while we're having a lot of fun with Victoria Jackson while we're trying to give you a breath of fresh air with some of these segments we are actively working on such important work.

We can't do it without you. Go to aclj.org. Welcome back to Sekulow and I'd love to hear from you.

Give us a call 1-800-684-3110. I did want to start this off. We're going to shift gears a little bit and talk about some of the new lawsuits we have the current lawsuits happening in the 14th amendment cases you've heard.

Trying to get President Trump off the ballot trying to disqualify him. We're going to discuss that with Harry Hutchinson coming up this segment so stay tuned. But I do want you to hear this.

I think it's important. This is from Doris Lieber who is a mother of a hostage in Gaza. If you just want to get a bit of perspective of what's been going on in the last 30 days I want you to take a listen. I'm here because it's been 30 days.

Every day is like eternity to me and I can't wait any longer because I know that he was shot. I know I don't know anything. Maybe everything is uh we don't know we don't have a list of the hostages. We don't know their condition.

I don't have anything so I need your help. So you hear these desperate pleas from these families on Capitol Hill. Families that were representing families that we are supporting on Capitol Hill currently because they just feel lost as they know hundreds of people and their family members. That person their son is currently a hostage as far as they know.

That's also because they just don't know what's happening. So it's important to us to highlight them and when you wonder why are they on Capitol Hill. Someone is to to motivate. Sometimes you'll need your elected officials to see some tangible something tangible.

Some true you know to have a face in front of them telling them that they need help and that's an important thing. So that's why we continue to work with these families and are really honored to represent so many of them and many more coming each day. I want to pivot a little bit here to talk about some of what's happening in the 14th amendment cases that are happening as ACLJ continues filing lawsuits to intervene areas. Want to kind of get an update from you of where we're at. I know there's some movement today.

Yes so there are several different moving parts that we should be aware of. First the Michigan Republican Party has retained the ACLJ to vindicate the first amendment and freedom of association rights of the Michigan Republican Party. There has been a move by Democrats in Michigan to essentially disqualify the leading contender for the Republican nomination and irrespective of whether you support or oppose that particular individual I think it's clear beyond question that the Republican Party has a constitutional right to select its own nominee.

That's number one. Number two it's important to keep in mind that the 14th amendment is not self-executing meaning an administrative official does not have the right to remove the candidate selected by the party from the ballot. Although there are lots of arguments out there by elite law professors who oppose Donald Trump. In addition the ACLJ has filed a complaint in Virginia to intervene in another similar lawsuit.

This litigation is spreading unfortunately like wildfire but I think at the end of the day many of the Donald Trump's opponents they fear the prospect that he could of his victory potentially in 2024 and so they want to disqualify him from the ballot. There is even some evidence that Republicans are joining this effort. There's some sympathetic statements by Ron DeSantis in support of these efforts.

It's shockingly and I bring this up a lot of times in our pre-radio meetings or after we're kind of doing a debrief. This is a oddly real threat potentially is happening. You know in your head you hear what they're trying to do and you think this is just some offshoot lawsuit the ACLJ is getting themselves involved with but that is not the case. The case is these are real lawsuits with sympathetic you know potential judges and that could be a problem a big problem not just again for a President Trump but for anyone in the future.

I think that's correct and so if you look at the Colorado litigation wherein the ACLJ participated it's clear beyond question where the judges sympathies were in that particular case and indeed that particular judge has contributed to a quote unquote insurrection fund even though there's no evidence that there was an insurrection even on January the 6th number one and number two there's no evidence that those individuals who were involved were enemies. Why? Because there was no war declared and so despite the common sense response of many Americans to this litigation outpouring if you will of litigation these cases persist and Logan you're absolutely correct this is a real live threat and the ACLJ is responding. Yeah I really don't understand how anyone could be supporting this. When you look at what's happening in the world you cannot support President Trump and that's fine I don't really you do what you want to do but if you don't see the impact it's been the issue with kind of President Trump in general which is it's at all costs they're willing to go to these extremes they're willing to go to an extreme that they don't care that it looks like impeachment it's the idea that they cheapened impeachment so much that now you're you've real threats against President Biden being impeached.

Why? Really because you cheapened impeachment in the first place so now you're going to have this situation where states are going to throw people off ballot and by the way that's probably if that actually got through if they won that's the end of a President Trump primary run and potentially a devastating for a President Trump general election run because if you're not on the ballot and it's not like you just write it in and it works this is someone they're saying you're disqualified from being the President if that happens game over. I think that is correct and there is a greater degree of emphasis on litigation why because President Trump's poll numbers are strong a recent poll suggested that President Trump would beat uh Joe Biden in five of six swing states beyond the margin of error right and so there's a level of panic that we are dealing with with respect to elite commentators who claim they believe in democracy while simultaneously attempting to shrink the democratic rights of the American people so they don't want the American people to decide they want some judge and in many cases an obscure judge to decide this particular case and if you look at the movement in Michigan and I'm a native of Michigan it's important to keep in mind that many of the administrative officials and this is just my judgment the Secretary of State she used to teach at the law school I taught at if you look at the Attorney General of that state they are I think committed leftists and I'm not convinced that they don't support these particular efforts silently and so they are may indeed be having meetings with the proponents of the move to disqualify President Trump from the ballot so that being said we are there the ACLJ is there we are filing these cases I just make sure people understand we're not just talking about it we're in action absolutely so we are intervening in the Virginia case we've have created or produced amicus briefs and are filing in a number of jurisdictions in Michigan we are working with other individuals in Colorado and so we basically are looking at the entire geographic map of the United States and wherever a state can be found it's very possible that you will see the ACLJ filing either an amicus case or a complaint to intervene so we are there right now and that is a big big deal that's what we appreciate your support you have come through massively over the last month or so as we've been discussing these 14th amendment challenges and we appreciate that we are in the middle of our faith and freedom drive again you know that we're up on Capitol Hill right now with the families of the Gaza hostages we are going to be joined in the next segment by CC Heil she is there in our Washington DC office she's been involved in this she was able to step away and have a moment with our audience you're going to hear that coming up and then tomorrow on the broadcast some of those families are going to be on the air so you're not going to want to miss that but we are in the middle of that of that faith and freedom drive I'm going to ask you specifically in this pitch as I we head to this final segment of the broadcast coming up with CC which you're not going to miss this is for the faith and freedom drive I've seen some of the comments I'm reading on rumble I go through those comments as much as I can while we're on air or in breaks I saw some of you said well can I do I have to become a recurring donor do I have to become a champion you don't anyone can support faith and freedom right now all you need to do is go to ACLJ.org you can make a one-time donation and that donation is doubled effectively it is doubled so for 20 becomes 40 40 60 you can double it from there however we do encourage you because it gives us a baseline budget to become a ACLJ champion it's something we haven't asked before until the last few few months really so when you become uh when you join right now during the faith and freedom drive your donation is doubled but also you can become a champion monthly recurring donor we can then obviously track how that's going there are elections happening right now around the country big things are on the ballots life is on the ballot again we're gonna see a lot of that shakes out tomorrow there's a republican debate there's so much happening in the world there's obviously the war happening right now take a moment breathe and support the work of the ACLJ because we can take some of that burden on for you ACLJ.org be right back with CC Hile. Welcome back to Secula we are now joined by CC Hile I'm actually looking right now at some of the feeds happening we can see the Gaza hostage families currently gathering on Capitol Hill meeting and CC you've been there live in person dealing with it I wanted to to give you the opportunity to kind of explain to our audience I've tried to give them as best of a second-hand knowledge of what we're doing what the ACLJ is doing on behalf of these families but you're there give us a bit of a rundown. Yeah so it's it's sobering as you can imagine early this morning we met with some of the hostage families and then we went over to the hill with them for the press conference that you've shown clips of which again is just so moving and then like you said I came back over to our offices so that I could update the the radio audience and Jay and Jordan are still on the hill and of course supporting Israel and supporting these hostage families working with Republicans and Democrats but it's you cannot discount the putting the individual personal stories to these hostages it just it changes the whole atmosphere all of a sudden things that people have heard about and yes it's horrific they actually have a face and a name and a story and this person you know really it becomes an intimate story now that they know so we are going to keep putting pressure on Hamas to do the right thing to release these hostages they're civilian innocent hostages that have been taken which is a war crime and we will continue to put pressure on and like you said not only are we doing it on Capitol Hill but we will do it at the United Nations as well. That's right I think people need to understand that is is for even for our elected officials it's important for them to actually see these people face to face that it does change the entire way that the perception is of our elected officials of the UN instead of it just being a picture on a poster all of a sudden you're seeing moms you're seeing brothers and sisters it does change that we have to be there for them. Yeah it literally even this morning listening to you know some of the stories you can't help but just tear up I mean it becomes so personal these brothers who you know have lost their little brothers and who endured the trauma one of the brothers you didn't get to hear him at the press conference but he was actually one of the security members that was actually fighting these terrorists for as long as he could so you can imagine just the horrors that they've seen just the horrors that they've lived through and now having family members kidnapped and abducted and being held as hostage and and like the mother said I don't know if he's alive I don't know where he is so that unknown and now it's been a month you know we really need to keep pressing that Hamas does the right thing and releases these hostages. Yeah absolutely I'm so excited we're a part of this I mean excited is maybe a poor choice of words but I'm just excited we're involved directly and we can bring these voices to not only Washington DC and to the to Capitol Hill but also to the UN and also now to our broadcaster tomorrow we're going to have on a lot of these families and that's something that people need to see you know if you haven't watched the coverage today have you seen what's been going on we're at one month now since that attack that that horrifying attack from Hamas and over 200 people are being held hostage right now we think you know that's also what's true right now is that you said those families they don't know if their relatives are are alive they don't know if their relatives are still you know being captive kick in touch who knows what's happening currently when you're dealing with Hamas when you hear calls for ceasefire when you hear those kind of things and you realize you're dealing with a terrorist regime it's not exactly as easy as it sounds the fact that Israel has not gone even further than they've gone is shocking that's only because of these hostages and you have that situation where Prime Minister Netanyahu said we're not calling for anything maybe we'll do an hour or two for humanitarian holds because that's the right thing to do which is you know crazy to hear when you're dealing with terrorists that you have to do something like this but beyond that until the hostages are free the pressure is going to be on and now the pressure is on because of the work of the ACLJ because of these brave families who look are now having to put a target on their own back we've seen what's happening in the streets of New York in the streets of California all over the country in major cities and major universities so now all of a sudden these families are front and center with their faces everywhere they're taking that risk which obviously we all would hope that we would be brave enough to do so these brave families that stick up for their families saying look this is what's going on these are not nameless faceless people these are brothers and sisters these are daughters and sons and this is what's happening and the ACLJ is hand in hand with them taking them around getting them in front of the Speaker of the House getting them in front of like I said all of these elected officials whether it's Democrats or Republicans you know it's very easy to paint this as a conservative or liberal point of view but we're seeing actually maybe is though it doesn't feel like it in the streets there is some bipartisan there is some Democrat support here for these families absolutely there is I mean there is quite a bit of Democrat support because I don't think it takes you know much to figure out who the evil actor is here and I think you know with the hostage families we've dealt with similar not quite the same in you know kind of situation but the the fear is always don't forget the longer the time passes don't forget that there are people over there being held hostage and in this situation the longer they're held also you know the concern is what is their health status because again they have not had any information relayed to them so we want to be on the forefront of making sure that the international bodies don't forget that they put pressure on Hamas to do the right thing that the United States doesn't forget that we put pressure on Hamas to do the right thing to release these innocent civilian prisoners hostages that they have so much CC we have about two minutes left so I'm just going to take that two minutes here to tell you about our faith and freedom drive and also just to tell you about the incredible work the ACLJ tomorrow on the broadcast CC I know that we're going to have on some of the families and I think that's going to be something that you're not going to want to miss you're going to want to hear directly from them yes absolutely all right so make sure you're here 11 a.m or noon eastern time 11 a.m central work your way back live so join us live even if you're listening to us later on the podcast or listening later on on a replay on your radio station come join us live we'll be available obviously on a lot of radio stations also on aclj.org on rumble facebook and youtube we are there live broadcasting each and every day but you're going to be part of that you're going to call in you're going to show your support and we appreciate that if you wouldn't mind joining us live tomorrow it's going to be a big show and it's something you need to tune into live it's very important uh support the work of the ACLJ as I said with this faith and freedom drive we have a lot of things going on obviously we know what's happening in Israel and how we're working with that you also heard Victoria Jackson on here we took a little breather talk about our movie and people have been commenting what about the movie what's ACLJ have to do with this movie the ACLJ is one of the producers of the movie the main producers of this movie I'm executive producer along with Sean Hannity and proceeds from that movie go back to the ACLJ so you can support it right now all you need to do and make a statement make a statement to Hollywood into the media that we're also not just going to take what's being force-fed to us your family is not going to take what's being force-fed to you in entertainment video games and movies you can actually make a difference but we can't do that unless people actually actively go watch and support these projects we hope to roll into more with Victoria I love sitting here with her because I hope we get to do more with her all you need to do is go to and it's a funny title and it's a funny movie that you're going to watch Thanksgiving day with your family and you're going to laugh you're also going to be your heart's going to be touched we're talking about the love of Jesus we talk about supporting our military we fight against cancel culture all of that happens within this hour and a half feature film jingle smells it's available right now to pre-order you save five dollars by going to jingle smells dot movie and if you're on rumble just search jingle smells it'll pop up as the first thing right now it is discounted five dollars until November 10th so we're doing that right now support the work also of the ACLJ we are in the middle of the faith and freedom drive we can't do this important work we can't be there to support these families of the Gaza hostages without you so go to aclj.org right now and while you're there become an ACLJ champion support us on a recurring basis we'll talk to you tomorrow with the families
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