Glenn Beck said on Wednesday night that he was astonished by a Facebook post from Sarah Palin that accused Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Republican presidential hopeful Texas Sen. Ted Cruz of “lying.”
“Let me just get this straight,” Beck told Fox News host Megyn Kelly. ”I don’t want to say anything bad about Sarah Palin. I don’t know what she is thinking. I don’t know where she is coming from.”
“She’s now calling Steve King, one of the most honest forthright people that I know a liar,” continued Beck, who has endorsed Cruz for president. “It is absolutely incredible what people will stoop to.”
In a note posted earlier that day, Palin assailed Cruz and King for “lying,” contending that the two had misled Iowans and “told voters Carson was dropping out” of the 2016 race immediately before the caucus.
“The voters deserved better!” Palin wrote. “Where is the accountability for these political actions? Very sad; typical Washington tactics. THIS is why ‘the status quo has got to go.’”
The accusations from Palin echoed those of Donald Trump, who she has endorsed for president.
The Cruz campaign pushed back heavily on the way the issue has been framed in the media and argued it only relayed a report from CNN to its team on the ground.
Beck, who made a similar argument to Kelly, said Palin’s willingness to accuse King and Cruz of lying surprised him.
“I can’t believe this,” he said.
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