Poll Context: Conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s radio show was suspended from SiriusXM satellite programming after a guest on his show suggested that a “patriot” may have to use illegal means to overthrow a potential Donald Trump presidency.
SiriusXM said in a statement Tuesday that it “encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion” but that “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.”
The statement said SiriusXM is “evaluating” Beck’s program “in our lineup going forward.”
Washington Examiner reported:
Last week, conservative author Brad Thor criticized Republican nominee Donald Trump and said that should he become president, he would need to be overthrown.
“With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as president?” he said on Beck’s show. “If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if … he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president?”
He added, “I don’t think that there is a legal means available.”
Beck, who has spoken out against Trump in biblical terms, replied, “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.”