Several conservatives, including former Cruz campaign staffers, have been accused of advocating a Donald Trump ouster on the floor of the convention. Glenn dove into the topic on his radio program Friday.
"There's a lot of talk about the GOP now dumping Donald Trump at the convention. I cannot believe this is true," Glenn said. "I think this is wishful talking for people who don't support Trump, but I don't think it should be wishful talking and hoping because I think it leads to great trouble."
Glenn went so far as to describe how it could sow the seeds of civil war.
In a letter to William Stephens Smith, Thomas Jefferson famously wrote, "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
Are we at that point? Has liberty withered enough on the vine? Co-host Pat Gray didn't think so.
"When Jefferson talked about watering the tree of liberty with the blood of patriots, I don't think he was talking about during a primary season when you've just overturned the nominee," Pat said. "I think he's talking about when they suspend the Constitution --- when they light the Constitution on fire and your rights have been taken from you."
While the rights of American citizens have surely been trampled upon, the Constitution has not yet been suspended.
"I don't think lighting the fires of a civil war is something that I rush to. You have to remember, the Civil War ended in more deaths than all other American wars combined. That's a stunning stat," Glenn said. "And you look at what that did to this nation --- we barely made it. And we made it because we had Abraham Lincoln at the helm. You want to start a war? With who? Who is in charge? Who is leading this?"
The American people have made their choice --- and the GOP must respect it.
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Glenn shared additional thoughts in a Facebook post Thursday night, much to the surprise of many supporters --- both Glenn's and Trump's:
This won't happen, nor should it. The time to defeat trump was in the primary.
I have said since the beginning, if the GOP changes the rules to allow some trick, on ANY candidate it will lead to the end of the party and possibly to the kindling of a civil war, God Forbid.
This will only cause chaos and more hatred.
There are no good answers now for many Americans.
Maybe 50% of Americans don't want either, but the time to let your voice be heard was during the primary.
How you vote is your business, but rigging the game after it has been played and someone has 1237 only leads to more trouble.
I really don't think I have to tell you how much I do not like it, but it doesn't change the fact:
Trump is the nominee.
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