Glenn Beck said Friday that Americans from all political parties should be "marching in front of the White House" to demand the United States stop accepting travelers from West Africa until the threat of Ebola passes.
"I'm telling you, we should be marching in front of the White House and the Capitol," Beck said heatedly. "Everybody -- Republicans, Democrats, independents ... should be standing there in front of the White House with signs that say, 'Stop! Stop air travel from West Africa.'"
"This is insane," Beck continued. "It is going to be ... the death of all of us if we don't just use common sense. It's not that hard to fix this!"
Beck highlighted the latest Ebola developments, growing incensed over a report about a man who vomited and died on a flight from Nigeria to New York's JFK Airport, but officials dismissed the passengers after a cursory examination. He also could not believe a Dallas hospital worker who handled the fluid samples of Thomas Eric Duncan -- the man who flew to Dallas from West Africa with Ebola and infected at least two American nurses -- got on a cruise ship.
Beck said the government's incompetence is "insane" and is becoming "criminal."
"I don't watch television, so I have no idea what other people are saying," Beck said. "I don't know if the other hosts are saying these things or feeling this passionately about it, but we are in Dallas. We are here. This is real for us."
When he heard that President Barack Obama appointed former White House adviser Ron Klain as his “Ebola czar,” Beck could barely contain his outrage. Klain served as chief of staff for Vice Presidents Joe Biden and Al Gore and headed up Gore's recount effort in 2000. More recently, he helped greenlight Solyndra.
"What qualifications does this guy have to become the Ebola czar?" Beck demanded. "An attorney? You want something done, the last person you put in charge is an attorney! Oh my gosh.”
"This is not about a loss of rights. This is not about my taxes. This is not about you even spying on me!" Beck shouted. "This is about you being so unbelievably incompetent you are putting the lives of millions of people at stake! We are no longer talking about anything but lives. And these lives are not Republican lives, not Democrat lives, not old people, young people -- all people! These are the lives of all people."
Beck said America needs someone with courage and a sense of responsibility to stand up and contain the crisis, and the first thing that person needs to do is stop flights out of West Africa. That doesn't mean the U.S. cannot help those in West Africa, as CDC Director Thomas Frieden has repeatedly asserted, Beck said.
"From. Learn the difference between the word 'from' and 'to'," Beck said. "No flights from West Africa. It's not that hard."
"Mr. President, stop hiding behind all of your cabinet members that you haven't even met. Stop hiding behind all of these agencies. You know who's in charge? You are, sir," Beck said. "You spent a billion dollars for the job. Now do the damn job! You're in charge. The buck stops with you. Period."
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