Glen Beck won't be voting for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump. In any other year, the news that a top conservative radio host might shun his party's nominee would come as a shock. But this is 2016.
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. —Glenn Beck
In light of recently-leaked 2005 footage of Trump making deeply inappropriate comments about women, dozens of Republicans have pulled endorsements. This wave of backlash has spread into several conservative spheres—Glenn Beck is now one of many prominent conservatives openly condemning him.
Glenn Beck takes to Facebook
Beck posted on Facebook this Saturday calling Trump immoral, and that Hillary Clinton would be a more ethical choice. He wants Trump to step down, but if he will not, he supports his followers voting for Clinton. Glenn Beck is not the first nor will he be the last Republican to oppose Trump, but he is part of an ever growing movement of conservatives who do not support him. Given we are less than a month away from the election with only one more debate left, it will be extremely difficult for Trump to win.
Glenn Beck's Facebook post from Saturday October 8th:
Every person, each of us must decide what is a bridge too far. Mike Lee has obviously reached that point, where the moral compromise his party is asking him to make is simply beyond what is acceptable. 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. If the consequence of standing against Trump and for principles is indeed the election of Hillary Clinton, so be it. At least it is a moral, ethical choice. 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. But it's OK, at least it is not her! Right?? No. Lee's call for Trump to step down and withdraw from the race is respectful to him and to the process. Trump stepping down does not guarantee a Clinton win, but it does guarantee that the Republican party still stands for something, still allows its members to maintain thier own self respect and that it still has a future.
Vice News interview
Glenn Beck did an interview with Vice News which was uploaded to YouTube on October 10th. He discusses about how he considered voting for Hillary Clinton, but could not bring himself to do it. He says that he will instead be voting for the Constitution Party candidate Darrell Castle rather than Trump or Clinton.
See the Vice News interview below:
Things getting tougher for Trump
Glenn Beck is not alone in his thinking, and Trump will have a difficult time as more Republicans and conservatives withdraw public support. The division of the conservative voter base will not allow him to win the race. The sheer quantity of public figures speaking out against him will likely give conservative voters the reassurance they need to stay home on November 8th.