Outspoken conservative radio and TV host Glenn Beck declared he was “out of the Republican Party” on Wednesday during his show “The Glenn Beck Program,” according to Politico.
“I’ve made my decision – I’m out. I’m out of the Republican Party,” Beck said. “I am not a Republican; I will not give a dime to the Republican Party. I’m out. I highly recommend – run from the Republican Party. They are not good.”
Beck’s decision to depart from the “Grand Old Party” comes because he said it was failing to combat Obamacare and President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.
“They ran and they said they were doing all of these great things and they were going to stand against Obamacare and illegal immigration – they set us up,” Beck said. “They set us up. Enough is enough. They’re torpedoing the Constitution and they’re doing it knowingly. They’re taking on people like Mike Lee and Ted Cruz and they are torpedoing them. Knowingly.”
However, the pronouncement of defection from the Republican Party is nothing new for Beck, who also runs the conservative news outlet TheBlaze.
In January 2014, Beck said on his website that he was “done with the GOP,” Bloomberg Politics noted on Wednesday. In January 2013, Beck reportedly said he was “celebrating the death of the establishment GOP.” And, Bloomberg noted that Newsmax, a conservative news website, reported in June 2011 that Beck had declared: “I hate them” in regard to Republicans.
So, Wednesday’s denouncement of the GOP appeared to be merely a reiteration of a years-long rant.
“So I’m done with them,” Beck said. “Four years ago, I was with them. Four years ago, I said work from the inside: let’s change it. Let’s get new guys in there. It’s too late.”