Glenn Beck took questions from a studio audience on his television show last night, where he was asked how Ted Cruz, if elected president, would enact his agenda amid the gridlock in Washington, D.C.
Beck laid out a scenario in which Cruz, being so well-versed in the Constitution, literally places his own vice president in charge of controlling the Senate.
The Constitution says that “the Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no vote, unless they be equally divided,” and Beck envisioned President Cruz exploiting that by tapping a “pit bull” like Carly Fiorina to serve as his vice president, tasking her with controlling the Senate in order to get it to do his bidding.
“If you’re smart and you want to get things done,” Beck said, “you partner with your vice president and you say, ‘Go run the Senate.’ And then the vice president then walks up to, let’s say, [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and taps him on the shoulder and says, ‘Excuse me, Mitch. You’re in my chair.’ And now the White House is running the Senate as well. That’s how you get things done.”
“Whether that will happen, I don’t know,” Beck said with a smirk, “but I do know that Ted Cruz is a constitutionalist and he’s a historian. I know there’s many things that have been forgotten that have stopped this gridlock in the past.”
Needless to say, if President Obama and Vice President Biden were to try something like this, Beck would have a total aneurysm and immediately begin screaming for impeachment.