Debra Medina’s candidacy for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in Texas was picking up steam when she was interviewed on Glenn Beck’s radio show. When she gave a noncommittal answer to a question about government involvement in the 9/11 attacks, many observers thought she may have driven her accelerating campaign straight into a pothole.
Beck told Medina that people have been asking him if it was true that she was a “9/11 truther.”
She answered, “I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that.”
After she was off the show, Beck discounted her candidacy, said he might take another look at Kay Bailey Hutchison and expressed support for Rick Perry.
Medina explained later in a statement after the program that she was prepared to talk about issues specific to the state of Texas and was surprised by the question. She also affirmed her belief that the attacks were the work of the Muslim terrorists accused thereof. But she defended the right of any American to question the government.
Perry was leading in the latest poll of the three-way race with 39%. The surprise was Medina (24%) nearly catching Hutchison (28%) for 2nd place.