SiriusXM satellite radio has suspended Glenn Beck from his 9 a.m. to noon ET show after comments Beck made last week that the network said “we cannot and will not condone.”
The suspension comes after an interview that aired on Beck’s show last week, when an author compared a potential President Donald Trump to a dictator who might need to be removed from office by “a patriot.” Beck did not challenge or question the suggestion.
Here’s SiriusXM’s statement, in full:
SiriusXM encourages a diversity of discourse and opinion on our talk programs. However, comments recently made by a guest on the independently produced Glenn Beck Program, in our judgement, may be reasonably construed by some to have been advocating harm against an individual currently running for office, which we cannot and will not condone. For that reason, we have suspended The Glenn Beck Program from our Patriot channel for the coming week and are evaluating its place in our lineup going forward. SiriusXM is committed to a spirited, robust, yet responsible political conversation and believes this action reflects those values.