Conservative television and radio host Glenn Beck has pledged to help the immigrant children who are in the center of political controversy. Despite harsh criticism from fans, Beck said that Americans “must open our hearts” to the plight of the children, step in, and help.
"Through no fault of their own, they are caught in political crossfire. And while we continue to put pressure on Washington and change its course of lawlessness, we must also help. It is not either, or. It is both. We have to be active in the political game, and we must open our hearts," Beck said.
Beck has personally vowed to take action to help the children. The Conservative icon said he will be taking tractor-trailers full of food, water, teddy bears and soccer ball to the children in McAllen Texas on July 19. Republican Sen. Mike Lee and Rep. Louie Gohmert will be joining him.
According to the Christian Post, Beck is aware of the controversial choice he is making; many believe that the children are not the responsibility of the United States, but Beck said that he knows he is making the right decision.
"Everybody is telling me I'm seeing subscriptions down; I'm seeing Mercury One donations down. I'm getting violent emails from people who say I've 'betrayed the Republic.' Whatever. I've never taken a position more deadly to my career than this — and I have never, ever taken a position that is more right than this."
Publication date: July 11, 2014