Glenn Beck says he may have misjudged Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzO'Rourke prepping run for governor in Texas: report Support for Abbott plunging in Texas: poll White House debates vaccines for air travel MORE (R-Texas).
“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 TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE, according 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 RubioMilley says calls to China were 'perfectly within the duties' of his job Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE (R-Fla.) instead.
“I should have said, ‘You know who can win? You know who can beat Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation 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.