Talk radio host Glenn Beck announced that any additional money donated to his campaign to bring food, soccer balls, and teddy bears to illegal immigrants along the southern border in an interview aired on Wednesday’s “The Kelly File” on the Fox News Channel. “We’ve raised $2 million now since last night it was $2 million. After the $2 million mark I told my audience today, now…everything over $2 million is going to go to the…Border Patrol Union, also to the sheriff, also to those who are directly affected” he announced.
When asked about criticisms from Breitbart’s John Nolte that Beck’s plan could encourage more people to cross the southern border, Beck responded “All I can say is that may be, that’s not my intent,” but added that “mercy is up to each individual.” “I don’t know how we cannot have compassion. I am very concerned that our nation is losing its goodness. It is not up to the government to do good work” Beck additionally said.
Anchor Megyn Kelly then pointed out to Beck “I think your conservative critics hear that and they hear you saying they are not good, they are not being American when they do not feel as you do because they don’t want to, you know, step in. they want the children to go back.” Beck responded “I don’t mean to say that.”
Later in the interview, he declared “I think we have a citizenship in not only the United States but also a citizenship in the kingdom of god, and my citizenship to God comes first. He commands me to take care of children. He commands me to give mercy. He commands me to give a cup of water or shoes or a coat or whatever it is that they might need. He commands me to do that, and the only way that we remain a country, the country that I know and love, is that we all answer to that higher citizenship. The minute we stop doing that, this citizenship goes away. We’re no longer a great country.”
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