While speaking on his radio show on Monday morning, Glenn Beck expressed skepticism about the hospitalization of Secretary of State John Kerry‘s wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry, because of a seizure. Beck was suspicious because the State Department initially claimed that Secretary Kerry was not aboard his yacht during the military coup that took place in Egypt last week. However, when photographic evidence emerged that proved otherwise, the department issued a correction.
Beck said he could see a scenario in which the government would use a supposed “hospital stay” to distract from the “huge scandals,” Mediaite reported.
“You expect me to believe that ‘Mrs. Ketchup’ is in critical condition?” Beck said. He referenced former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s hospital stint last year. “Maybe [Kerry] is [ill], but what happened to Benghazi? Hillary Clinton goes to the hospital. This is the same State Department … Was that even real?”
He continued: “[The government] has lied to us so many times, we can’t believe anything you say to us. I don’t trust anything the Republicans say. I don’t trust anything the Democrats say. I don’t trust anything that this government says. You’ve so violated our trust, I don’t know what’s real anymore.”
On the hospitalization of Heinz Kerry, he added: “That may very well be true. But I’m sorry, I can’t give you any sympathy now because you’ve lied to us too many times. If that indeed is true, I feel really, really bad. But you get no slack, because just tell us you’re on the boat, man.”
He concluded: “These things happen. People go to the hospital for no reason except to get them out of things.”