Glenn Asks Callers How They'd Feel About Cruz Endorsing Trump

Now that Trump has become the presumptive Republican nominee, Glenn wondered Friday on The Glenn Beck Program where Cruz stands on voting for or endorsing Trump.

"I would hope he would say, 'I can't do it. Each of you can make up your own mind, but I can't do that,'" Glenn said.

Curious about listeners thoughts on the topic, Glenn posed the question to several who called. They quickly dispelled any doubts he might have had.

Linda in California

"I would feel so betrayed after contributing specifically to his campaign and talking to people about him and trying to get their vote. I'm in California. We haven't had our say yet, but I can't vote . . . I would feel so betrayed. I just couldn't function. I just couldn't function."

Greg in Indiana

"I would be . . . I would be disappointed, Mr. Beck. But on the other hand, I cannot judge. And that is his constitutional right. ...I would be disappointed."

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Gail in New Jersey

"I would be absolutely astounded. That's not who he is. Absolutely astounded. It would absolutely say, he deceived me, absolutely. But I would still be with my principles of the Ten Commandments that was a gift from God, and I would look for somebody else who could be a representative of his, to fight back. Because it's not the man. It's the Ten Commandments which was a gift from God that I support. And that's how I live my life."

Patty in Connecticut

"I think Senator Cruz being the principled, honest man of integrity, very deep principles that he lives by and he rules his whole life involved in, he will never do that because he couldn't live with himself because he couldn't be true to himself because he is the principled, honest man. And I don't think he would ever vote for Donald Trump or endorse him because he doesn't see him as good for the country or the world. The American people, the Constitution, or the Bill of Rights and everything Senator Cruz fights for every single day is in complete contrast with every single thing Donald Trump stands for."

Mike in Georgia

"There's no way that I feel that Ted Cruz would support Donald Trump. He's just such a man of character. My first and I first saw Ted at Restoring Love. And we were finally hopeful that it was somebody we could finally vote for. And when I got home from work yesterday, there was a prerecorded message I got from Ted thanking us for all the support, for the donations, for everything that we'd done, and not for him, but for the country. It just shows the character of the man that we were hoping to elect."

Kim in Illinois

"I'm kind of at that point where I'm standing on the edge. And if he were to endorse Donald Trump, I just think that would be just the push I needed, you know, just to go on over the edge . . . I'm not sure. But I just . . . with Cruz's principles, I mean, that was the whole reason why I was all in for him. And if he decided to endorse Donald Trump, I would question everything."

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Featured Image: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during an election night watch party at the Crowne Plaza Downtown Union Station on May 3, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Cruz lost the Indiana primary to Republican rival Donald Trump. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Like most people, biologist and science journalist Matt Ridley just wants the truth. When it comes to the origin of COVID-19, that is a tall order. Was it human-made? Did it leak from a laboratory? What is the role of gain-of-function research? Why China, why now?

Ridley's latest book, "Viral: The Search for the Origin of COVID-19," is a scientific quest to answer these questions and more. A year ago, you would have been kicked off Facebook for suggesting COVID originated in a lab. For most of the pandemic, the left practically worshipped Dr. Anthony Fauci. But lately, people have been poking around. And one of the names that appears again and again is Peter Daszak, president of EcoHealth Alliance and a longtime collaborator and funder of the virus-hunting work at Wuhan Institute of Virology.

If you watched Glenn Beck's special last week, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie," you learned some very disturbing things about what our government officials — like Dr. Fauci — were doing around the beginning of the pandemic. On the latest "Glenn Beck Podcast," Glenn sat down with Ridley to review what he and "Viral" co-author Alina Chan found while researching — including a "fascinating little wrinkle" from the Wuhan Institute of Virology called "7896."

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Dr. Anthony Fauci's arrogance is out of control and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is one of the only members of Congress calling him out to his face. Last week, Glenn Beck exposed the truth about what happened leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic, who the top players in government and science were, and what their real response was in the first days of the pandemic during a live special, "Crimes or Cover-Up? Exposing the World's Most Dangerous Lie." Sen. Paul joined Glenn on the radio program to review some of the facts uncovered during the special and to explain his next steps moving forward in Congress.

Paul said it's "amazing" that so few on the opposite side of the political aisle seem to care about the dangers gain-of-function research poses to the world. COVID-19 has a 1% mortality rate yet it still managed to cause massive destruction around the world, he said. So, what if the next mistake results in a leaked virus with a 50% mortality rate? Because scientists are researching viruses as dangerous as that, Sen. Paul explained, and some — including Fauci — believe the risks are worth it.

"It is kind of amazing, particularly that no one from the opposite side of the aisle seems to care at all about the dangerousness of this virus and that it might have come from a lab, and in all likelihood did come from a lab," Paul said. "Not one Democrat is curious at all. You know, you would think that Democrats have at least some sensibilities about the danger of things. They tend to be the ones who want to regulate away the things that could be dangerous in the workplace. Yet they don't seem to care about something that could kill millions and likely did kill millions of people. This virus has a 1% mortality and killed 5 million people so far, around the world. Can you imagine if the next one that comes out of the lab has 15% or 50% mortality? And they are doing experiments, as we speak, with viruses that have 50% mortality, and Fauci seems to have no problem with this. He says we weigh the risks verses the benefits of the research, and he comes down on the side that the risks are worth it."

"All of humanity could be wiped out if they make [another] tragic error," Glenn responded. "This is not something that the elites should be the ones making the decision. We should all be involved in these decisions. There's no bigger decision to make than, 'should we be playing around with things that don't exist necessarily in nature that have jumped to humans?' Should we be playing around with these things, making [dangerous viruses], so in case it jumps to humans, we can kill it with a vaccine? This is insanity. Insanity. Especially with arrogance coupled to it."

Sen. Paul went on to point out the additional dangers of allowing any one person to have too much authority, particularly, as in the case of Dr. Fauci, a person with casual disregard for both science and individual liberty.

"Fauci not only has a casual disregard for science, but also for individual liberty. You combine the two — ignoring the science, and then having no regard at all for individual liberty — and you have a really dangerous situation. But it's also dangerous because we've centralized the authority," Paul explained.

"Look, I have opinions on where the virus came from. I have opinions on how to treat it. But they're my opinions, you don't have to take them. If you agree with me, you can listen to my opinions. With Dr. Fauci, it's not the same. He has opinions, but he wants you to be forced to do as he says. So it is the difference between coercion and freedom. And in freedom, there are many choices. But the real danger is, as we centralize authority, ultimately you get authoritarianism. And I think that he could easily be a medical dictator, if he were allowed to be."

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COVID-19 changed everything. The way we live our lives, how we operate our businesses, how we see each other. And now, the federal government is sinking its tendrils even deeper, threatening the fabric not only of our bodily autonomy, but of the republic.

Our American way of life may never be the same. To save it, we must understand the key fundamentals of the pandemic that transfigured our society into the nightmare it is today. What is the COVID-19 origin story? Who are its top players in government and science, pulling the strings? What was their REAL response in the first days of the pandemic? The answers to these questions are frightening.

Emails, documents, and federal contracts tell a dark story that is still dominating our lives. It's time to cast a light on the shocking truth. Because only with the truth can we emerge from the darkness of this "pandemic" and take back the liberty stolen from us.

This is Glenn Beck's most important chalkboard of his life. And the most pivotal time in yours.

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