Glenn Beck, what happened to you?
If you hadn’t heard, last week Beck came under fire from the Conservative sphere for agreeing with a guest insinuating that Trump may need to be assassinated if he comes to power as Congress wouldn’t be able to get him out of office by “legal means.” This utterly preposterous and downright horrible thing to say was brought about by guest Brad Thor who is a fiction author and also is, apparently, anti-Trump.
Here’s exactly what got both of them in trouble.
Here’s what was said in case you missed that:
THOR: He is a danger to America and I got to ask you a question and this is serious and this could ring down incredible heat on me because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.
With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president.
If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available. I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.
BECK: I would agree with you on that and I don’t think you actually have the voices we’ve been talking about and we’ve been talking about this off-air for a while. I think the voices like ours go away. I don’t think we are allowed – especially if things, and I believe the economy is going to go to crap, even if Jesus was in office. It’s going to naturally reset. It has to.
Now, SirusXM has just announced that they’ve suspended Beck for his comments.
SiriusXM hosts Stephen K. Bannon and David Webb announced on Breitbart News Daily that SiriusXM has suspended Glenn Beck and Webb will temporarily take over Beck’s 9AM to noon Eastern time slot on SiriusXM’s Patriot Channel 125.
SiriusXM issued the following statement:
SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone. For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.
We say good for you SiriusXM. We also ask, Glenn really? We know you’re not a rah rah Trump supporter, but to merely suggest removing Trump from office by illegal means is grounds for immediate concern. Glenn, you used to fight for America and now it just seems you want a dystopian state that will never happen. Time to shape up and fly right.