Glenn Beck Suggests It's Americans' 'Duty to Overthrow' Government if Election is 'Stolen' By Dems

Conservative pundit and talk show host Glenn Beck floated the possibility of an armed insurrection if the election is "stolen" with a final vote tally showing that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has won.

Beck made the remarks during election night coverage on TheBlaze, the conservative network he founded in 2012. Before all ballots in several key states had been counted, the host suggested that any effort to continue counting would be equivalent what the U.S. Founding Fathers described as tyranny leading to armed conflict in the Revolutionary War.

"If you truly believe that this was stolen, I'm not saying it is at this point," Beck said in a clip surfaced by Right Wing Watch. "But if you really truly believe in the end that it was stolen... it would destroy our Constitution and fundamentally transform us into something that we are not."

"I keep hearing the words of the Declaration," he added. "It is their right. It is their duty to overthrow that government and the chains and reinstitute something that protects those rights."

During his election night coverage, Glenn Beck floated the possibility that people may have a duty to take up arms and overthrow the government to prevent Democrats from stealing the election and destroying the Constitution.

— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) November 4, 2020

Similar language was used in the Declaration of Independence, with the 1776 document describing the decision to establish the United States after "a long train of abuses and usurpations" that resulted in "absolute Despotism" under the rule of King George III.

Prior to the election, Beck made a series of inflammatory comments suggesting that the defeat of President Donald Trump could spark a civil war leading to the end of the United States. He has also previously claimed that Democrats and "the deep state" have attempted a "coup" against the president, while describing the election as a battle against "Satan himself," according to the New York Daily News.

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Glenn Beck makes an appearance at the 2016 Politicon in Pasadena, California. Michael Schwartz/Getty

Beck became a staunch Trump supporter after initially opposing his candidacy in 2016, describing him in a Facebook post as "an immoral man who is absent decency or dignity" shortly before Trump defeated former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Before the future president first won the Republican nomination, Beck compared him to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler.

"We all look at Adolf Hitler in 1940. We should look at Adolf Hitler in 1929," Beck said during an appearance on ABC's This Week at the time. "He was a kind of a funny kind of character that said the things people were thinking. Where Donald Trump takes it, I have absolutely no idea. But Donald Trump is a dangerous man with the things that he has been saying."

During CIVIL WAR: The Way America Could End in 2020, a special Beck released in September, he denounced those who have made the same comparison more recently. Beck cited Trump's refusal to implement public health restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic as evidence the president is not "the bad guy."

"How many times have we heard this? Trump is literally Hitler, over and over and over again," Beck said. "It's a meme at this point. There are books on it, there's daily news articles about it and it doesn't make sense. The guy is not putting in the draconian laws but they begged him to for COVID and he wouldn't. So how is he the bad guy? How can you begin to make this comparison?"

Newsweek reached out to TheBlaze for comment.