Prominent conservative radio host Glenn Beck has been suspended from SiriusXM Radio for at least a week.
Radio hosts Stephen K. Bannon and David Webb announced the move Monday on Breitbart News Daily.
[dcquiz] “SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs,” SiriusXM said in a statement. “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,” the statement continued. “SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.”
Beck’s suspension is in light of comments Brad Thor made on Beck’s show last week, which some interpreted as a threat against Trump.
“With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as president?” Thor asked. “If Congress won’t remove him from office, what patriot will step up and do that if, if, he oversteps his mandate as president, his constitutional-granted authority, I should say, as president.”
“If he oversteps that, how do we get him out of office? And I don’t think there is a legal means available,” Thor continued. “I think it will be a terrible, terrible position the American people will be in to get Trump out of office because you won’t be able to do it through Congress.”
Thor denied that Beck has been suspended and said that he is on a “regularly scheduled vacation.”
This is just some dumb troll rumor. Not true. Glenn is on his regularly scheduled vacation. He wasn’t suspended. https://t.co/X34IHFVnGR
— Brad Thor (@BradThor) May 31, 2016