Glenn Beck joined Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File” Wednesday to discuss the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s “insane” decision to strip the Washington Redskins organization of its trademarks.
Kelly opened the segment by playing a clip of Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) celebrating the fact that the U.S. government cancelled the Redskins trademark registrations on the Senate floor.
“First of all, I feel sorry for Harry Reid, and I mean this sincerely,” Beck reacted. “Harry is, I’m sure, a nice guy. I don’t know him, but I really think there is something wrong with him. I think he’s slipped or something — I don’t understand it.”
Beck went on to argue that the U.S. patent system — the right of people to “keep” their ideas — is an important “American idea.”
“When the government can come in and say, ‘You know what, I don’t like that. You don’t get to keep that. I’m sorry, we can take your $2 billion or $3 billion business and just flush it down the toilet because we’ve decided… we don’t like that.’ I don’t even understand that, I really don’t,” he added.
The media mogul also questioned why the nation’s lawmakers are focusing on the name of an NFL team when the “Middle East is on fire” and the country is dealing with a serious crisis on the U.S. border, among other very important issues.
“Really? Out of all these things — inflation, milk, food — that’s important? This is something that the left and right should be able to agree on,” Beck said.
Later in the segment, Beck jokingly offered a new name for the Redskins as he mocked people who think they have a right to rename the team.
“If Congress only pays attention to football teams, then maybe we should name them the Washington Benghazis?” he joked.
Watch the segment via Fox News below: