Glenn Beck delivered his first speech from his Oval Office replica set on Wednesday, speaking about the need to curtail the power of Washington, D.C.
Beck had posted pictures of himself in what appeared to be the Oval Office over the weekend. A spokesperson revealed that GBTV had built a replica of the room for Beck's new weekly series of speeches.
Beck sat behind a copy of the Oval Office desk for the duration of his five-minute speech, which was set to dramatic music, on Wednesday. There appeared to be framed pictures of his family behind him.
He referred to D.C. as "the imperial city" in his address. He alleged that the nation's capital has grown at the expense of the rest of the country.
"While Washington blossoms, America is hollowed out," Beck remarked. "Its once great industries and industrial cities have emptied out."
He went onto insist that Americans have to reject government. "It will be easy to close federal departments and agencies. Empty them out," Beck suggested. "It will be easy to fire federal workers, and see them apply their skills in the private sector."