Despite reports on social media, Glenn Beck is not endorsing Hillary Clinton. But some of the things the right-wing talker said about the potential for a Clinton presidency has many wondering if Hell just froze over.
Beck said that not voting for Donald Trump ― even if it leads to Clinton winning the Oval Office ― could be “a moral, ethical choice.” Demanding that Republicans blindly vote for Trump, on the other hand, would be just the opposite.
“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,” Beck wrote on Facebook.
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.
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.
Beck even told Vice that he considered voting for Clinton.
“It has crossed my mind,” Beck admitted. “I think Donald Trump is so unstable ― so dangerous ― that it has crossed my mind.”
But, ultimately, he said, he “can’t do it.”
While Beck has been part of the “Never Trump” movement from the beginning, the confession that a Clinton presidency could in any way be “a moral, ethical choice” has some on social media wondering what planet we’re living on.
NOTE: While some of the tweets claim he endorsed Clinton or is voting for her, that’s not true. He told Vice he would vote for Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.