Glenn Beck had Debra Medina on his radio show today to talk about her run for the Governorâ€™s seat in Texas.Â
When talk about 9/11 conspiracies came up, Glenn Beck asked her point blank if she believed the conspiracy theory that the US government played a role in the tragedy of 9/11.
Her response was:
"I don't have all the evidence there, Glenn,.Â So I'm not in a place - I have not been out publicly questioning that. I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There's some very good arguments and I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there so I've not taken a position there."
After the phone interview had ended, Glenn Beck had this to say about Medina,
"I think I can write her off the list.Â Let me take another look at Kay Bailey Hutchison, if I have to. Rick, I think you I could French kiss right now."
Medina has since released the following statement on her website regarding the Glenn Beck interview:
"I was asked a question on the Glenn Beck show today regarding my thoughts on the so-called 9/11 truth movement. I have never been involved with the 9-11 truth movement, and there is no doubt in my mind that Muslim terrorists flew planes into those buildings on 9/11. I have not seen any evidence nor have I ever believed that our government was involved or directed those individuals in any way. No one can deny that the events on 9-11 were a tragedy for all Americans and especially those families who lost loved ones.
"The question surprised me because it's not relevant to this race or the issues facing Texans. This campaign has always been about private property rights and state sovereignty. It is focused on the issues facing Texans. It is not a vehicle for the 9-11 truth movement or any other group.
"The real underlying question here, though, is whether or not people have the right to question our government. I think the fact that people are even asking questions on this level gets to the incredible distrust career politicians have fostered by so clearly taking their direction from special interests instead of the people, whether it's Rick Perry and the his HPV mandate or Kay Hutchison and voting for the bank bailout. It is absolutely the right and duty of a free people to question their government. Texas does not need another politician who tells you what you want to hear, then violates your liberties and steals your property anyway. I fully expect to be questioned and to be held accountable as Governor, and that's the underlying issue here: should people be questioning their government. And the answer is yes, they should be."
It seems to me that Debra Medina is trying to backpedal a bit from this whole situation.Â The statement from her website sounds like she is distancing herself from the "Truthers".
I'm attaching the full interview audio.Â To hear the portion of the interview about 9/11 conspiracies, you can fast forward to the 7 minute mark.