Glenn Beck Officially Endorses Ted Cruz

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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Radio host Glenn Beck spoke at a [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] rally Saturday in Iowa where he announced his support for the Texas senator.

This endorsement has been anticipated since it was announced Wednesday that Beck would be joining Cruz to speak in Waterloo, Iowa.

Beck was one of the writers in the recent National Review issue criticizing Republican front-runner Donald Trump, in which he wrote, “If Donald Trump wins the Republican nomination, there will once again be no opposition to an ever-expanding government.”

He continued his assault on the real estate developer Saturday, saying the time for “silliness and reality show tactics is past. It’s been fun.”

In addition to criticizing Trump, Beck heaped praise upon a Cruz presidency, going as far as comparing his to George Washington.

[dcquiz] “We need a new George Washington,” he said in a press release. “Today’s Washington will not be found in the garish light of gold, but rather, in the bold service of a man who stands tirelessly for what he deeply believes — that government should be of the people, by the people, and for the people. That is why I am endorsing Senator Ted Cruz as the next President of the United States of America.”

Cruz said after Beck’s speech that, “It is not often that I am speechless.”

This wasn’t the only notable appearance at a GOP rally today. Iowa Sen. [crscore]Chuck Grassley[/crscore] introduced Donald Trump in Pella, Iowa. He didn’t go as far as endorsing Trump, although he did say, “We have an opportunity once again to make America great again.”

Grassley does appear to be playing both sides. According to Rubio aides he is set to introduce the Florida senator in Iowa next Saturday.

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