Glenn Beck on Wednesday said he believes Americans have "had enough" of mendacious accusations by political leaders and members of the media that America — and the Republican Party in particular — is racist and sexist.
"Stop it!" Beck said on his radio program. "Stop it right now. We reject this lie that the American people are racist. We reject this lie that the American people are sexist. Stop it! We all want to work together. We all admire one another. We don't always agree. But we admire people who stand up for what they believe in, work hard and earn, through merit, earn their place to the table. We all have a role to play in our society. Nobody wants to be racist; nobody wants to be sexist. Stop making us into those people, because that's not who we are!"
Beck said the myth that the Republican Party is racist and sexist was "soundly rejected" in the 2014 midterm elections with the historic victories of Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Mia Love (R-Utah). Scott is the first black senator elected in the South since Reconstruction, and Love is the first black Republican woman elected to the House of Representatives.
"Stop separating us by class, stop separating us by sex, by who we sleep with, who we want to marry, and stop separating us by color," Beck pleaded. "We are all human beings. We are all each endowed by our creator with certain inalienable rights. We are all brothers and sisters, one way or another, and just like any family, we are dysfunctional at times. But we all have an equal place at the table."
Beck expressed disappointment in Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who recently said: "For anybody to say that there is nothing that’s racial about some of the animus that’s being expressed about Barack Obama, you’re just not telling the truth. The fact of the matter is we know that with a lot of people — I don’t care what he does, he is not going to be acceptable because of his skin color."
Beck's radio co-host Pat Gray said the comments were "unbelievable," and Beck said America has "had enough" of being separated into groups.
Watch Beck's complete comments, below.
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