When Glenn was an alcoholic, the thing he missed the most was his integrity.
"As I got to the end of my former life where I realized I was a mess, I realized I had to admit my mistakes, ask for forgiveness, and start all over," Glenn said on radio Tuesday.
He went on to share an example of integrity working well for one presidential candidate in particular---Marco Rubio.
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Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors.
GLENN: Let me give you a great example of integrity working well. Marco Rubio. I like him. I like him a lot. I really disagree with him on policies, especially when it comes to the NSA. Really, strongly disagree with him. I don't necessarily trust him on the border. But I like him. I think he's a decent, honorable man. I just don't agree with his policies.
But I think they're genuine to the bone. I think he believes what he says. Would you agree with that, Pat? You and Stu you guys didn't really know until you sat down and watched him up close, you couldn't really relate to that, that he's a genuine, decent man.
STU: I've seen him be genuine in a couple of interviews where he didn't have to be. Abortion was one of the topics where he took a position he didn't have to take to impress a conservative crowd and took it anyway. So, yes, I generally like him.
GLENN: Would you say that too, Pat?
PAT: Yes. Generally.
Enjoy this complimentary clip from The Glenn Beck Program.
GLENN: He's an honorable man. Let me give you an example. Commercial just comes out, he uses me in the back of my car. We just had left a rally. I'm not endorsing Marco Rubio by any stretch of the imagination. Marco's team would like it to look like I'm endorsing him because anytime you can shave a point off of anybody -- you know, a fraction of a point, if it could mean ten voters in Iowa, that's a big deal.
And so they're -- they used it, I think, to make it look like, you know, I was endorsing Marco Rubio. And it was just not right. And they didn't call and ask for permission. And if they would have asked for permission, I probably would have done it. I probably would have said, "Yeah, sure." Because I said it and I stand by it. So we asked them to take it down. And not only did they take it down. They just issued a statement -- and I want to show you. This is integrity.
Shoot. Now, where is it?
Crap. Now I don't have it. Yeah, here it is. Here it is.
So here's what he wrote. They wrote: Earlier, a video was posted using Facebook videos that were posted by Glenn Beck on his Facebook page and Tomi Lauren from TheBlaze. Senator Rubio was honored by the kind words from these parties.
We have reached out to Glenn and TheBlaze team to apologize for utilizing their intellectual property without prior approval. Fortunately, Mr. Beck and his respective team know that we share much in common in how we view the world, and they have graciously accepted our apologies.
Mr. Beck did ask us to reiterate that what he said in those videos were a true and accurate reflection of his and Ms. Lauren's positions. Mr. Beck does, in fact, believe that if Senator Rubio was the presidential nominee, he does believe the senator would prevail against Mrs. Clinton.
The statement, however, was not meant to be an endorsement of the senator, but rather, after spending time with the senator, both in studio and at a really, his perspective on what would happen in a theoretical matchup.
GLENN: That is honorable.
Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) participates in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center on January 14, 2016 in North Charleston, South Carolina. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)