Glenn Beck on opposing Trump: It's the "moral, ethical choice"

Conservative political commentator and former Fox News personality Glenn Beck said that opposing GOP nominee Donald Trump is the “moral, ethical choice” -- even if it that inadvertently leads to supporting Hillary Clinton.  

“It is not acceptable to ask a moral, dignified man to cast his vote to help elect an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity,” he wrote in a Facebook over the weekend. “ If one helps to elect an immoral man to the highest office, then one is merely validating his immorality, lewdness, and depravity.”

Beck’s comments follow a tumultuous week for the Trump campaign in which dozens of Republicans have either publicly denounced or rescinded their endorsements for their party leader after the release of a video showing Trump making sexually demeaning comments towards women. Unlike many of those in his party, Beck, however, has been an outspoken critic of the business mogul from the very beginning--supporting, instead, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the primaries. In a recent interview with Vice, Beck said he had briefly considered voting for Mrs. Clinton, but said that he “could never.”

But he also added this in his Facebook post, “If she is elected, the world does not end.... Once elected, Hillary can be fought. Her tactics are blatant and juvenile, and battling her by means of political and procedural maneuvering or through the media , through public marches and online articles, all of that will be moral, worthy of man of principal. Her nominees can be blocked, her proposed laws voted down.”

In a post on his website, Beck clarified his remarks about Clinton, saying it doesn’t mean he’s endorsing or voting for her. If the election were today, he said, he would vote for Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party, but that it’s “subject to change.”

Beck, along with nearly 30 other Republicans and party leaders, has called for Trump to withdraw from the race to preserve the party’s dignity and self respect.

  • Julia Boccagno

    Julia Boccagno is a news associate for CBS News.