Texas Politics

Glenn Beck Rejects Debra Medina

With one radio interview, surprisingly popular Texas gubernatorial hopeful Debra Medina became her own worst enemy Thursday after making poorly chosen remarks about the 9/11 attacks and President Obama’s birth certificate. Speaking with Glenn Beck, Medina—a rising star in the Tea Party movement who is closing in on veteran Kay Bailey Hutchinson in polls—refused to rule out the possibility that the U.S. government played a role in orchestrating the September 11 attacks. “I think the American people have not seen all the evidence there,” she said, “so I have not taken a position on that.” Medina only made things worse later when she tried to explain herself, saying that the 9/11 conspiracy theory was simply a question she had asked herself—just like the question about the veracity of Obama’s birth certificate. "I think I can write her off the list," Beck said after the interview.