Glenn Beck has accused the White House covering up suspects in the Boston terrorist attack, and is calling for President Obama to be impeached.
Here is the audio via Media Matters:
Beck is claiming that Saudi national, who law enforcement already ruled out as a suspect is a suspect. He then blamed the media for covering this up, and called for the impeachment of President Obama.
Beck said, “When I found out yesterday, who that guy is and what we have on him, and how our media was rooting for an American to be the killer. And how our president, this administration, the Department of Homeland Security, and everything else. How they have covered this up. How they have aided and abetted this guy is obscene, and it’s criminal. It’s out of control, and when America knows the full story on this, if she doesn’t stand up, and quite honestly, I think demand impeachment and the mass firing if not shutting down of agencies, we don’t stand a chance.”
The Saudi national that Beck declared a suspect was cleared by law enforcement two days ago. The man isn’t a suspect. He’s a witness. Of course, this is all part of Beck’s grand conspiracy theory which leads to the impeachment of President Obama. The right has been whining for days that the left is politicizing the events in Boston, but a call for the president’s impeachment based on a conspiracy theory borders on a level betrayal that is almost treasonous.
Using Beck’s logic, George W. Bush should have been impeached for 9/11. His administration had the appropriate intelligence and didn’t prevent the attacks.
This is something especially disgusting about the way that Glenn Beck and many others are trying to twist this story to fit their Islamic terrorism narrative. The truth is that we don’t know the motivations for this attack, but the Glenn Beck’s of our country are already using it to whip up Islamic hate.
The idea that the president should be impeached for what is happening in Boston is a new low, even for the most vicious of the Obama haters. You don’t have to be a supporter of President Obama to understand how wrong it is to be spreading hate and division at this moment.
The behavior of some on the right is disgusting. They are a national disgrace, who are completely incapable of coming together and joining the rest of the country during a time of tragedy.
Glenn Beck and others on the right who are peddling their conspiracies and hate, are the antithesis of everything this country stands for.
They are un-American, and a source of shame for us all.