In light of the leadership vacuum in Washington, Glenn asked for the American people to set the example that the administration refuses to be. How can you help? Reach out to the French people. Call the embassy. Have your kids make a card and drop it off. A small act of kindness can go a long way, especially at a time like this. Glenn decided to lead by example, and he called the French Embassy on radio to deliver a heartfelt message.
During the radio show, Glenn was able to get a hold of someone from the French Embassy. While listeners could only hear one side of the conversation, it was clearly an emotional moment for Glenn.
"Hi, my name is Glenn Beck. And I'm calling from Dallas, Texas. And I just wanted to please just put on record that I and my family are so sorry for what you guys went through and we don't want our -- the silence of our leaders to seem -- to be our only voice," Glenn said, getting choked up. "That there's lots of us that love you guys and appreciate, you know, the fact that we've been allies for so long."
After the call, Glenn reiterated that this should not become about politics, but about connecting with fellow human beings.
"I personally think that they need to hear that we have a heart. I mean, what's being lost here, it's all becoming politics. Life is not politics. We are not our politicians. We have to be us. And there are -- I mean, that's a country that is hurting. And don't you want them to go home and say the American people, man, they were so amazing? They were so amazing. Do you know people -- I know people that were in foreign countries on September 11th, and they talked about how everybody embraced them and hugged them."
"Now, I'm assuming that we did that as well. But because our leadership failed, please, people, let's lead. Please call the embassies and tell them. Don't make it into politics. You don't have to throw the president under the bus. Just let them know: We're sorry that our leadership is in a vacuum here and is not being seen. I'm sure they are behind the scenes, I hope. But we as people hurt for you. And we love you."