Sirius XM Suspends Glenn Beck For Inciting Assassination Of Donald Trump
Sirius XM has announced the suspension of Glenn Beck for his comments in an interview with author Brad Thor during his own daily program that seemed to incite the assassination of Donald Trump.
On last Wednesday’s “Glenn Beck Radio Program,” Brad Thor said that Trump is a “danger to America” and that he would likely temporarily suspend the Constitution if elected president.
Thor said that Trump would likely cause an “extinction-level event for capitalism” if he were to become the country’s next president. He then went on to say that a “patriot” would have to “step up” and do what Congress will not do. He says “I don’t think there is a legal means available.”
Beck agreed with Thor’s statement. “I would agree with you on that and I don’t think you actually have the voices we’ve been talking about,” Beck said. “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.”
Sirius XM issued the following statement regarding Glenn Beck’s suspension:
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.
Since the suspension, the position has been filled by David Webb, who has his own show on Sirius XM and is a Fox News Contributor.