New media mogul Glenn Beck appeared on The Kelly File with Megyn Kelly on FOX News Wednesday evening to comment on former Tea Party leader Sarah Palin’s hateful rant against constitutional conservative presidential candidate Ted Cruz this week.
Glenn Beck, founder of The Blaze, was asked by Megyn Kelly to respond to a Facebook rant by Palin in which she accused both Ted Cruz, who she endorsed for the Senate in 2012, and principled Tea Party Congressman Steve King from Iowa, of lying.
Beck’s face said it all, as he began shaking his head slightly side to side, a sign of disgust at Palin’s trumped-up charge.
“Let me just get this straight,” Beck told Kelly. ”I don’t want to say anything bad about Sarah Palin. I don’t know what she is thinking. I don’t know where she is coming from.”
“She’s now calling Steve King, one of the most honest, forthright people that I know a liar. It is absolutely incredible what people will stoop to,” a stunned Beck continued.
Beck explained in detail the blown out of proportion story being used against Ted Cruz, in which CNN reported that Ben Carson was temporarily leaving the campaign trail to return to his Florida home “to get a change of clothes,” which didn’t make a lot of sense to Beck, and a lot of other people for that matter.
“Does that sound reasonable to you, Megyn?” Beck asked Megyn Kelly rhetorically. Kelly answered that both she and FOX News anchor Bret Baier were both mystified by the Carson move.
“You know, they have clothing stores in New Hampshire,” Beck noted, while pointing out other reasons why Carson may have a problem with the Cruz campaign.
WMUR reported that paid New Hampshire staff at a pro-Carson super PAC quit in order to volunteer for Cruz, calling him a “conservative who can win.”
Beck pointed out that Sam Pimm, someone who Beck said raised about $4 million for Ben Carson, had just shifted his support to Ted Cruz, then went on to contend that Carson’s going back to Florida to “get clothes” made no sense and that if the Cruz campaign took advantage of the misstep it was hardly foul play.
“Voting in Iowa is different than voting anywhere else in a primary. This is a caucus. Your job is to go and try to sway other people. So if I have information that the super PAC guy just switched to Cruz. All of the people in New Hampshire just quit and moved over to Cruz. And he’s going for a ‘change of clothes,’ when he only has about eight days before the New Hampshire primary, it doesn’t make any sense.
Any responsible candidate would say, ‘Look, CNN is now tweeting and saying that it looks like he may be getting out of the race. Go there and make sure that those Carson people — who are most closely aligned to Ted Cruz — know this and see if they want to switch.’
That’s totally reasonable.”
Beck pointed out the hypocrisy of Donald Trump calling Ted Cruz a liar when he recently said that Cruz was unelectable because he called out Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor of lying.
Glenn Beck then referred to Donald Trump as a “circus performer” who is dividing the conservative movement better than any Democrat Party operative could ever dream of.
“We are being turned on each other, and there’s no reason to be turned on each other,” Beck opined. “A circus performer is turning the conservatives against one another. You couldn’t have planned this better if your were a DNC operative.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump, laughingly, has accused Cruz of “fraud” and is calling for the results to be “nullified.”
Glenn Beck has endorsed Ted Cruz for president, while Sarah Palin has endorsed bombastic billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump, who supports many of the positions she has fought against for several years, like cronyist ethanol subsidies and government-run health care.
It doesn’t appear that Palin’s endorsement was beneficial to Trump in Iowa considering his devastating and demoralizing defeat by Ted Cruz.