Media personality Glenn Beck went on a Facebook rant prior to the second presidential debate on Sunday and declared that allowing Hillary Clinton to be elected president could be an “ethical, moral” choice, while at the same time scolding conservative Christians for their continued support of “immoral” Donald Trump.
Beck declared: “It sickens me to read the posts from ‘conservative Christians’. The very same people who lectured the left about Bill Clinton. I thought character mattered. Does it still? Or is that just for [D]emocrats?”
Beck’s comments followed the Friday release of a hot-mic tape of Trump making lewd comments about women in 2005.
“If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice,” Beck wrote.
Read Beck’s Facebook post here:
Every person, each of us must decide what is a bridge too far.
Mike Lee has obviously reached that point, where the moral compromise his party is asking him to make is simply beyond what is acceptable.
It is not acceptable to ask a moral, dignified man to cast his vote to help elect an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity.
If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice.
If she is elected, the world does not end…. Once elected, Hillary can be fought. Her tactics are blatant and juvenile, and battling her by means of political and procedural maneuvering or through the media , through public marches and online articles, all of that will be moral, worthy of man of principal [sic].
Her nominees can be blocked, her proposed laws voted down.
The alternative does not offer a moral person the same opportunity. If one helps to elect an immoral man to the highest office, then one is merely validating his immorality, lewdness, and depravity.
But it’s OK, at least it is not her! Right??
Lee’s call for Trump to step down and withdraw from the race is respectful to him and to the process.
Trump stepping down does not guarantee a Clinton win, but it does guarantee that the Republican party still stands for something, still allows its members to maintain thier [sic] own self respect and that it still has a future.
Beck also called the Republican nominee the “Right’s Anthony Weiner,” referring to the ex-congressman and husband of longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin who resigned from office after pursuing women on Twitter and sharing lewd photographs of himself.
Beck told the online magazine VICE he has never once considered voting for Trump, but that he has thought about casting a ballot for Clinton.
See Beck’s interview with VICE here:
“It has crossed my mind,” Beck admitted. “I think Donald Trump is so unstable ― so dangerous ― that it has crossed my mind.”
However, he then stated that he just “can’t do it” because “she’s just as bad.”
Beck went on to describe an America likely “run by oligarchs” if Clinton is elected, but added that the risks of an “unstable” Trump in office were greater.
“I don’t know what our country looks like” if Trump’s elected, said Beck.
Beck told VICE he would instead vote for Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle.
Beck, who originally threw his support behind Ted Cruz in January when the GOP nomination was still up for grabs, was filled with despair when Cruz endorsed Trump in September.
“Profoundly sad day for me,” Beck wrote on his Facebook page. “Disappointment does not begin to describe. Maybe it is time to go to the mountains for a while.”
In April, Beck donned swim goggles and rubbed his face in several varieties of crushed Cheetos to see if he could “look like Donald Trump.”
“After seeing Donald Trump on television, we thought if you wore the swim goggles and you stuck your face in Cheetos― crushed Cheetos― that you would look just like Donald Trump in the end,” Beck said on his radio show, “The Glenn Beck Program.”
“You are almost a twin, a doppleganger, if you will,” co-host Pat Gray said in a YouTube video posted by Right Wing Watch.
“You know, it does look like Donald Trump dips his face in Cheetos dust,” co-host Steve Burguiere added.