‘I Am Quite Frankly Pissed’: Glenn Beck Unloads on House Freedom Caucus Over Support of Paul Ryan
Calling Ryan a “man who asked to be made king,” the conservative radio personality said he felt betrayed by the hardline conservative group and accused it of selling out.
Here’s his full post:
Gee, let’s see freedom caucus- you asked us to help you kick out the speaker of the house, then you asked us to do our homework on Daniel Webster.
You told me that this is who you needed and wanted.
I did. I spent hours in conversations, study and prayer because YOU ASKED ME TO. The listeners did too. I put my credibility on the line for you because you asked me to.
Then you just pull out and go for the ROMNEY PICK?
You told US to stand up and fight. We did.
Now YOU sell us out too? Really?!?!
The “fix” the republic needs is Paul Ryan? The man who never met a bailout he didn’t like? A man who asked to be made king? 100% support and you can’t vote him out?
Your solution is MORE POWER FOR THE SPEAKER?!?!?!?
I am quite frankly pissed and I am guessing so is my audience.
This feels like a betrayal of everything you told us you needed, wanted and asked for.
Maybe you made some back room deal,(another violation of our trust) and I sure would like to hear the deal you made, but you have just jumped the shark.
I hope I am wrong, I hope you have an answer, I hope that you know what you are doing.
I hope your leadership has the guts to come on and face the millions of Americans that feel as I do tonight. I hope one or more of you have the spine to stand up and tell us how you didn’t betray our trust.
Understand, I will be the first to admit I am wrong if it works out your way, but I fear you have just lost the election, the party and any hope of holding on to the trust of those who support you.
But it seems to me that you just made a deal like Paul made a deal with McConnell and you see how that is working out for him.
IS THERE ANYONE THAT HAS THE BALLS TO SAY WHAT THEY MEAN AND MEAN WHAT THEY SAY?
Oh yeah. Ted Cruz AND THE GOP WEASELS YOU JUST GOT IN BED WITH HATE HIM!
Next thing we will hear is that now you think trump is the answer.
Going to bed pissed at those I trusted.
It will be a cold day in hell before I help you again when you ask!
Our producers will be calling tomorrow for answers. Prove me wrong. Please. I want to believe.
Beck is not the only conservative personality to oppose Ryan’s potential bid for speaker. Radio host Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin and Erick Erickson have all questioned whether he was the man best fit for the job.
Ryan said on Tuesday that he would only serve as House speaker if he could earn the endorsement of each of the major Republican caucuses. On Wednesday evening, the House Freedom Caucus met and, while the group didn’t have enough votes to offer a formal endorsement, said a supermajority of members supported the Wisconsin Republican’s bid.
An announcement from Ryan on whether he will seek the top post — for which he has the votes for — was expected Friday.