Glenn Beck in Hoosierland: With Vice President Fiorina ‘You Wouldn’t Need Mitch McConnell Anymore’

While campaigning for Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina in Indiana on Sunday, Glenn Beck told rally attendees that he thinks Fiorina, acting as vice president, might take on the role of Senate Majority Leader, so that in a Cruz White House “you wouldn’t need Mitch McConnell any more.”

Beck made his comments while greeting a group of rally attendees waiting in line outside the event venue.

After praising both Cruz and Fiorina as “the real deal,” Beck said, “I was someplace about a month ago with Carly. We were backstage and I said, ‘Are you familiar with the way the Senate used to run under Jefferson?’ She knew exactly what I was talking about, and she said, ‘That would require a vice president to be a real partner with the president.’”

Beck continued: “And what I think they are possibly thinking about doing is: Jefferson actually was the head of the Senate and actually took the role of the majority leader. So, you wouldn’t need Mitch McConnell any more. Jefferson when he was vice president, he moved all the legislation through the Senate. So, the White House really could get everything through without having to worry about the GOP, which would be good. It would be a real blessing.”

“And they are the constitutional scholars, all of them, that know how to do it,” he concluded.

Interestingly, Beck noted that this conversation with Fiorina took place “about a month ago,” which may have been around the time that he floated Fiorina as a potential VP for Cruz.

On March 19, Beck tweeted: “Just saying ‪@CarlyFiorina I’ve been listening to you speak on the road with me and ‪@tedcruz and you’re killing it! You’d make a great VP…”

Beck’s Indiana visit comes on the heels of the latest round of mass layoffs at his troubled media empire. On Friday, after giving an impassioned “farewell address” of sorts to his 40 laid-off employees from his replica Oval Office, the former radio shock jock joined his co-hosts in donning swim goggles and rubbing his face in a bowl of crushed Cheetos to see if they could “look like Donald Trump.”

You can watch Beck’s comments in Indiana today about Fiorina at about the 3:18 mark in the video below:

 

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