Beck and his Yale referee Lieberman reunite for “dignified and good” stand with Israel
GLENN BECK: Joining me now, Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman. Hello, Senator, how are you, sir?
SENATOR JOE LIEBERMAN , I-CONN.: Glenn, I’m good. I’m glad to be with you and I’d write that reference letter to Yale again if you want to go back to divinity school.
BECK: What do you have against Yale? Why? All right.
LIEBERMAN: To explain to your viewers, I met Glenn when he was doing a morning radio show in New Haven, Connecticut, quite a long time ago. And we just got to be friends, and I was impressed with him. And I must say, though you’re right, we haven’t agreed a lot of the time, I’ve been really proud of your remarkable rise over the years since then.
BECK: Well, thank you, sir. I called you and you said, yes, you would be there and you said mainly because — if I may quote you — mainly because of what you saw me do in Washington on 8/28 that “it was not a political event” and that you knew you could trust that this event would be something dignified and good.
LIEBERMAN: Absolutely right. Look, first, I think the idea of the Restoring Courage gathering in Jerusalem is an important idea and a very constructive one at a very important time for Israel and a time that also could be potentially destructive for Israel and for us — for the United States of America, and I know you want it to be nonpartisan, nondenominational.
It’s not against anybody or any group; it’s to stand with Israel at a time when a lot of the rest of the world is attempting to delegitimize Israel. And the — for me, the confidence that I have in thanking you for this idea and telling you that, God willing and a Senate schedule willing, I’m going to be with you in Jerusalem in August is what you did here in Washington last August. A lot of people said it was going to be partisan, it was going to be political, it was going to be divisive, it was a magnificently unifying day that was all about American values and, frankly, about the faith in God that most Americans share.
So it’s with that confidence and a little encouragement by some clergy, both Christian and Jewish who I respect, who are going to be there, are already a part of this, that I’m happy to come on today and say I’m going to stand with you in standing for Israel.
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