In this unpredictable, often inexplicable election year, things just took another unexpected turn, with former staunch Republican Glenn Beck throwing his support behind Hillary Clinton.
Beck wrote in a lengthy Facebook post this weekend about Donald Trump being "absent" in "decency and dignity." The post goes on to state that Clinton is simply the "moral, ethical choice" in this election, especially if it means defeating Trump.
"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," he argued in the post. "[Mike] 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 [sic] own self respect and that it still has a future."
The post was predictably inundated with comments from Beck's Facebook followers, calling him a "sell out" and telling him that Clinton is not the moral choice due to her past scandals.
Beck was a member of the Republican Party until 2015, leaving due to what he felt was insufficient opposition to President Barack Obama regarding immigration reform and Obamacare. However, he would later endorse Ted Cruz for president when the Texas senator was still in the race.
Beck interviewed Cruz in later September on his radio show, The Glenn Beck Radio Program, about Cruz suddenly supporting Trump after failing to do so at the Republican Convention. The senator responded by claiming he was simply trying to unite Republicans to defeat Clinton. Beck was not satisfied with this interview.
"That was so calculated that it was stunning to me," Beck said on his show. "I think I have to apologize and say, maybe, perhaps, those of you who said Ted Cruz is calculating and a smarmy politician, I think I may have to slightly agree with you and apologize for saying, 'No, he wasn't.'"