After a contentious interview with Sen. Ted Cruz on Monday morning, conservative radio host Glenn Beck stated he should have backed Sen. Marco Rubio during the Republican primary.
Cruz had called in to explain his recent decision to endorse Donald Trump for president, after urging attendees at the Republican National Convention in July to vote their conscience.
“I disagree with you,” Beck flatly stated. “I disagree with you strongly, but I still respect you as a man, and you have done a lot of great, and I hope you continue to do a lot of great work in the future.”
Beck further dissected Cruz’s moral flip with his producer Stu Burgiere at The Blaze’s “Oval Office,” reports the Daily Beast.
“For the very first time I heard Ted Cruz calculate, and when that happened, the whole thing fell apart for me,” he told Burgiere. “It’s my fault for believing that men can actually be George Washington.”
“I should have said, ‘You know who can win? You know who could beat Hillary Clinton? Marco Rubio,'” Beck shockingly stated. “‘And I disagree with him on the Gang of Eight, and there’s about 80 percent that I do agree with him on, and he’s kind of a politician but he’s a different kind of politician, he’s a young politician, he’s a Hispanic, he can win. Let’s go for it!'”
“Instead, I said, ‘Let’s find a truly honorable man,’ and that will always let you down.”