Glenn Beck: I was wrong about Ted Cruz

Glenn Beck says he may have misjudged Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzFor Biden, a Senate trial could aid bipartisanship around COVID relief Senate Democrats file ethics complaint against Hawley, Cruz over Capitol attack Poll: Majority of voters support bipartisan commission to probe potential irregularities in the 2020 election MORE (R-Texas).

ADVERTISEMENT

“For the very first time I heard Ted Cruz calculate,” Beck said about his interview with the Texas senator, where Cruz addressed his decision to endorse Republican presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpIran's leader vows 'revenge,' posting an image resembling Trump Former Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Justice Dept. to probe sudden departure of US attorney in Atlanta after Trump criticism MOREaccording to Business Insider.

“And when that happened, the whole thing fell apart for me. And it’s my fault. It’s my fault for believing men can actually be George Washington. It’s my fault.”

Beck, who was a Cruz supporter before the senator ended his presidential bid, said he should have considered supporting Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioLimbaugh falsely says Biden didn't win legitimately while reacting to inauguration NRSC chair says he'll back GOP incumbents against Trump primary challengers Senate confirms Biden's intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official MORE (R-Fla.) instead.

“I should have said, ‘You know who can win? You know who can beat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSamantha Power's Herculean task: Turning a screw with a rubber screwdriver Beau Biden Foundation to deny lobbyist donations, make major donors public Whoopi Goldberg wears 'my vice president' shirt day after inauguration MORE? Marco Rubio,'" Beck said.

"'I may disagree with him on the Gang of Eight [immigration bill], but there’s about 80 percent that I do agree with him on, and he’s kind of a politician, but he’s a different kind of politician. He's a Hispanic, he can win — let's go for it.’”

Beck said that for Cruz to "become the politician is disappointing."

"Really disappointing," Beck said.

"He’s still a good man, he’s just a politician first.”

Cruz last week endorsed Trump for president, a stunning reversal after he refused for months to back the GOP nominee.

In a Facebook post he put up on Friday, he called Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton "unfit" to be president and said Trump was "the only thing standing in her way."

Beck interviewed Cruz on Monday, asking him to explain his endorsement of a candidate he once called a "sociopathic liar."

“What I said is this is a binary choice,” Cruz said during the interview.

“I wish it were not a binary choice. As you know, I tried very, very hard, as did you, to prevent it from being a binary choice between Hillary and Donald Trump.”

Beck said the interview frustrated him.

"The interview pissed me off," he said. "That was so calculated that it was stunning to me."

Last week, Beck said Cruz backing Trump was "profoundly sad."

"Disappointment does not begin to describe," Beck wrote in a Facebook post.