SiriusXM has suspended Glenn Beck’s morning radio show due to a guest of Beck’s suggesting that someone assassinate Donald Trump.
In the audio clip, below, Steven K. Bannon and radio show host David Webb discuss Beck’s suspension and Webb replacing Beck in the 9 AM to Noon slot.
The announcement was made on the SiriusXM Breitbart morning show which precedes Beck’s (now Webb’s) time slot.
“SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. However, comments made recently by a guest, that would be Brad Thor, on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in the company’s judgement, that would be SiriusXM, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which SiriusXM, as a company, cannot and will not condone. For that reason, the Glenn Beck Program is suspended from the Patriot channel for the coming week. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.”
Following is an excerpt of the Beck/Thor dialogue that led to the suspension, followed by an audio clip of that dialogue….
Thor: This is serious and this could bring down incredible heat on me because I’m about to suggest something very bad. It is a hypothetical I am going to ask as a thriller writer.
With the feckless, spineless Congress we have, who will stand in the way of Donald Trump overstepping his constitutional authority as President? 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. 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.
BECK: I would agree with you on that….