Glenn Beck is off the air for a week -- at least through his SiriusXM satellite radio syndication -- because of he didn't admonish a guest who said on the show last week that it might take illegal methods to remove Donald Trump as president. Beck was a strong supporter of Ted Cruz for president and frequently campaigned with the Texas senator.
"I think Trump is an extinction-level event potentially for our republic, for democracy," fiction writer Brad Thor said. "This is one of the greatest crises our nation has seen since the Great Depression, since World War II -- is a potential Donald Trump presidency. It is a disaster for liberty."
The satellite radio network issued this statement Tuesday:
"SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. 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. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values."
While Beck has not directly commented, he did tweet a link to a story that calls the SiriusXm execs "cowards."
Erick Erickson: SiriusXM Proves to be Run by Cowards https://t.co/xpprxkSMDa-- Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) May 31, 2016
Listen to the controversial segment: