- Welcome, ladies and gentlemen
to this edition of The 700 Club.
I need to remind you,if you haven't voted,
by all means, do so.
This is an obligation you have
as a Christian, as a citizen.
Render to Caesar what's Ceasar's
and to God, what's God's.
Caesar's got intelligent citizenship.
That is your obligation.
And if you haven't voted,
if the time while this program is on,
if the polls are still open, by all means,
exercise your right to vote.
It is crucial
and millions across the nation are voting
to decide who controls theHouse of Representatives
and the United States Senate.
- Well, Vice PresidentMike Pence tells CBN News
he believes Republicanswill expand their majority
in the Senate and keep the House.
CBN's David Brody traveledwith him on Air Force Two
for the final push to get out and vote.
Here's David's report.
- No, but you can see it.
You can see the enthusiasm.
- You can feel it.
- [David] With his wife,Karen, by his side,
we spent the finalhours of these mid-terms
on Air Force Two with anoptimistic Vice President.
From Montana, to South Dakota.
- Hello, South Dakota!
- [David] The crowds were enthusiastic.
As was the VP.
The Blue Wave.
We were just on AirForce One the other day.
President says the Blue Wave's dead.
What's the answer on the Blue Wave
we're hearing so much about?- Well, we think
the Blue Wave's gonna hit a Red Wall
all across this country.
I think we're gonna expand our majority
in the United States Senate
and I really believe
we're gonna hold theHouse of Representatives.
- [David] First stop, Montana,
where the goal is todefeat a Senate democrat,
living in big sky Trump country.
- How much is Jon Tester in trouble
here in Montana?
- We think Matt Rosendaleis in a great position
to win this race.
Jon Tester has been votingwith the liberal agenda
in the United States Senateevery step of the way.
Voted more than 90% of the time
with President Obama's agenda.
That's not Montana.
- [David] Pence's final pitch to voters
is pretty simple and to the point.
- Think about 4.5million new jobs created,
unemployment at a 50-year low,
we're rebuilding our military,
constitutional conservativesbeing appointed to our courts.
That's exactly what the President and I
told the American people that we would do
and the Democrats, by contrast,
it's been an agenda of an obstruction.
- But Democrats arefired up and turned off
by this administration's policies.
Immigration is closeto the top of the list.
What do you make of some other rhetoric
coming, what they say, isfrom this administration?
- We have a crisis on illegal immigration
at our Southern border.
This caravan that's movingnorth is deeply concerning
to people all across this country.
I hear about it every day.
It's the reason why thePresident has made it clear
that the caravan will not be allowed
to enter our country illegally
and we're taking decisive steps
to administratively close the loopholes
that human traffickers use toexploit vulnerable families
and entice them to takethe long and dangerous
- [David] Motivating the faithful base
is Pence's main chore.
- So if you're taking notes,
I need you to vote.
- [David] If Republicansdo well Tuesday night,
Pence is pretty clearthat the nonstop effort
from President Trumpwill be a main reason.
- Even though he's not on the ballot,
he's campaigned as though we were
and I think that's thereason why we've seen
such energy around the country.
To be honest with you, David,
as I've traveled around the country,
I haven't seen this level of enthusiasm
since the days justbefore the 2016 campaign.
- [David] Whatever happens Tuesday night,
Mike Pence sees a largerhand at work in the country.
There seems to have been acultural slide, obviously,
for decades in this country
and along comes Donald Trump,
God using imperfect people toaccomplish His perfect will.
What do you make of what'shappened in this country
since he's become President
and how you see this divinely,providentially playing out?
- Well, I believe as every President
from George Washington forward,
believed in the role of providence
in the life of this nation
and I really do believe that the prayers
of the American peoplehave made a difference
and even in these divided times,
I really do believe thoseprayers are a pathway
to heal our country and continueto move our nation forward.
- [David] The nation will soon find out
what direction that meansfor the next two years.
David Brody, CBN News on Air Force Two
with the Vice President.
- Well, I'm glad David's there.
Mike Pence is a tremendous man.
He's a wonderful Christian
and he's been a superb Vice President
and the nice thing about it is
he is a perfect backup for the President.
If anybody says, well, let'sget rid of Donald Trump,
well they're gonna have Donald Trump II
standing in line, and hewas a brilliant choice.
I don't know, of all thegovernors, why he picked him,
but Trump's got a real sense of who's good
and who's bad and MikePence is a superb pick.
He's been a steward in this election
and I think between the two of them
they have campaigned across this country,
the base is mobilizedand it's just amazing.
So in any event,
I want some more time.
Vote if you haven't voted.
If the time is still open.
By all means, get there.
One of President Trump's core issues
has been protecting our Southern border
as a caravan of migrantsmoves closer to America.
John Jessup has more on that story
from our CBN News Bureau in Washington.
- That's right, Pat.
The President has madethat migrant caravan
the centerpiece of his message
in the final stretch ofthis midterm election cycle.
Thousands are moving across Mexico
towards the Southern borderand at Trump's order,
the military is sending troopsto prepare for their arrival.
Special correspondent Chuck Holton
shows how they're getting ready.
- [Chuck] As the Trump administration
has seen its efforts to stopillegal border-crossing,
stymied by Federal judgesover and over again,
those who want to come to America
have been paying attention.
Illegal crossings at the USSouthern border have spiked
and border patrol agents havebeen struggling to keep up.
The migrant caravan making its way north
may have dwindled somewhatto just over 3,500 Hondurans,
but more groups are coming along behind.
In a briefing October 29th,
CBP Commissioner, Kevin McAleenan,
put it in perspective.
- We are already facing a border security
and humanitarian crisisat our south-west border.
Each day, on average,for the last three weeks,
CBP has encountered a combination
of almost 1,900 persons apprehended,
crossing our border illegally
or presenting withoutdocuments at ports of entry.
They're incentivized to try to cross
by the expectation that theywill be allowed to stay.
This means, that at any given moment,
there are tens of thousandsof intending migrants
between the Guatemalaborder and the US border
moving towards us in any given time.
Within that flow, included,are about 17,000 criminals
last year along with hardened smugglers
and people from over 100countries around the world.
- [Chuck] Last year,more than 38,000 migrants
who came looking for asylum were found
not to meet the requirementsand were refused.
To deal with this burgeoning crisis,
border patrol is bringingin every resource
at his disposal.
From extra agents to helicopters,
to special operations and medical teams.
Add that to the UStroops who are moving in
from around the countryto provide logistical
and engineering support,
and there will soon be more assets
guarding our southern frontier
than we have currentlyin Afghanistan or Iraq.
But even that might not be enough.
- As a combat engineer,we are very highly trained
in obstacles so this hasbeen very useful right now.
It's just another wayto support my country
and do what needs to be done.
- [Chuck] NorthCom Commanding General,
Terrance O'Shaughnessy agrees.
- I think the President has made it clear
that border security is national security.
That is the direction we give
and that's the directionwe're marching to.
Our orders are very clear.
We are engaged, we're here to support CBP,
and we're gonna secure the border.
- [Chuck] These troops arebeing sent to fill in the gaps
and form a human wall thatwill help border agents
better handle the crisis
along our 2,000-mile Southern frontier.
For CBN News, I'm Chuck Holton.
- Pat, this appears to be a big issue
in this election cycle.
- Well, it should be.
It's amazing this thinghas come up at this time.
I think somebody thoughtthat what this would be,
would be an embarrassment to the President
and it would turn people away from him.
The way that they're handlingit has been so well done
in terms of the United States,
Trump by putting troops there,
and he's got tents for them,
he's got field kitchens for them
so they'll be housed and fed,
and they won't be mistreated,
but at the same time,they will not be allowed
to come across the border.
Somebody somewhere istelling those poor people
you can break into America.
Now, our laws have gotta get fixed.
We can't have that businessof birthright citizenship,
which is insanity theway it's being applied.
That's number one.
And number two, we cannotallow somebody to claim asylum,
that they're trained down in those groups
as they come into Mexico,
they're given leaflets as it what to say.
There's a set phraseyou're supposed to use
when you come and you say,
not that I'm looking for a good job,
not that I'm poor, notthat there's not enough
opportunity to work,
I'm being persecuted andI'm feeling persecution.
Now, let me tell you,
the majority of peoplein Guatemala, Honduras,
and these places, they'rededicated evangelical Christians.
They're not about tobe persecuting people.
But these leftists are using that mantra
to force the borders andto try to get citizenship,
and if they get it in this country,
you're looking at schooling,
you're looking at hospital care,
you're looking at longterm care.
You're looking at foodand clothing and shelter
and all the rest of it,
and it will not only be drainingon the working population,
it will drain our resources.
We can't afford all that.
There are hundreds of millionsof people in Latin America.
They'd probably alllike to come to America.
We can't let that happen.
We've got to tell those people,
you stay in your own country
and we'll do what we canwith trade and benefits
to try to get your economies up to speed,
but you're not gonna come up here.
You can't do that.
Now, there's somethingelse that's coming out.
The President has said thatputting economic sanctions
on Iran and somebody said
they wonder why Qasem Soleimani,
who is head of the Quds force,
what is Iran going to do?
And John has more on that.
- That's right, Pat.
Iran's leaders are vowing tobreak new economic sanctions
handed down by the United States.
Monday, the Trumpadministration had announced
those sanctions, targetinghundreds of Iranian companies
As George Thomas explains,
the penalties are aimed at pressuring
the hard line regime tostop stirring disruption
in the Middle East.
- [George] More than 24 hours
after the United States slapped Iran
with some of the toughest sanctions
ever to hit the Islamic regime,
residents of the capital city,
already facing economic dire straits
are bracing for even more pain.
- [Translator] The sanctions have greatly
affected our lives 100%.
- [George] Everythingfrom food, transportation,
housing and medical costshave risen dramatically.
- [Translator] Highprices negatively impact
every individual and every family.
- [George] Mina Sholeh,who is visiting Tehran,
fears this second round of sanctions
will lead to more unemploymentand hyperinflation.
- [Translator] Pricesfor shoes and clothes
have gone up very high,
and a lot of people are not able
to buy these things anymore.
- [George] Some hope the economic pain
will bring Iranians to the streets
to protest the Islamic regime
and call for its end as theydid last year and in 2009.
The White House says the aim
of the economic penalties is simple.
- Our objective is tostarve the Iranian regime
of the revenue it uses to fund violent
and destabilizing activities throughout
the Middle East andindeed, around the world.
- [George] In all, the USgovernment has sanctioned
more than 900 Iran-related targets
in the last two years.
Secretary Pompeo says the Islamic regime
has a clear choice.
- It can either do a 180-degree turn
from its outlaw course of action
and act like a normal country,
or it can see its economy crumble.
- [George] Thousands of Iranians responded
to the new sanctions bychanting death to America,
death to Israel, and burningUS and Israeli flags.
They even squeezed in military drills
in the northern part ofthe country in defiance,
as the government vowedto circumvent US sanctions
and keep selling its oil.
Iran's supreme leader,
speaking on the eve of the anniversary
of the November 4th, 1979 takeover
of the US embassy in Tehran,
used the occasion to accuse Washington
of waging military, economicand propaganda wars.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told the crowd
that America's influence was in decline.
- [Translator] America's powerand hegemony in the world
is declining and movingtoward destruction.
It's swaying year by year.
- [George] But it is Americathat's putting the squeeze
in the regime at the moment,
and the White House says thatpressure will be relentless
until Iran changes itsrevolutionary course.
George Thomas, CBN News.
- Thanks, George.
Well, back here at home,this political season
has exposed great dividesacross the country,
but the nations saw a touchingscene in Missouri last night.
When a woman passed out at a GOP rally,
the President asked people to pray
and the crowd began to sing Amazing Grace.
♪ I once was lost ♪
♪ But now I'm found ♪
♪ Was blind but now I see ♪
- Amazing Grace, thank you very much.
That was beautiful.
- In an interview Monday,the President said
he regrets not taking a softer tone
in his first two years in office.
He told Sinclair Broadcast Group
that after the elections,
he'd love to see Democratsand Republicans get along.
Well, you can watch live coverage
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Our election coverage willalso air live on cable
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Pat, back to you.
- Well, we're looking forward to hearing
and tomorrow, we're goingto have our prognosticator,
John Wagee, to see if he's a champion
and can ride in triumphfor his predictions
or whether he's going to--
- I feel no pressure (laughs).
- He's gonna be the goat if he loses.
I tend to go along with him.
He's been right so far.
I believe, I think Mike Pence has given us
the true picture.
We'll have a serious buildup,
we the Republicans will havea serious pickup in the Senate
and we'll hold the Houseand I think it's going to
shock a few people but we'll,
John'll be here to give us the rundown
and other members of our broadcast team
and later on as I say, CBNNews will be on tonight
giving you the resultsand also on Freeform.
You'll be able to watch our team
giving the results across the nation.