Evangelist Franklin Graham compared 10 members of the GOP to Judas Iscariot on Thursday after they voted to approve President Donald Trump’s second impeachment. Trump’s impeachment in the consequences of the riot at the U.S. Capitol did not change Graham’s assistance of the president, leading Graham to draw parallels between Trump’s impeachment and the betrayal of Jesus Christ as described in the Bible.
” Embarassment, embarassment on the ten Republicans who joined with @SpeakerPelosi & the House Democrats in impeaching President Trump yesterday,” Graham tweeted.
Members of the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump on the premises of “inciting violence against the Federal government of the United States” after thousands of his supporters marched on the Capitol structure following a speech given by Trump at a Stop the Steal rally.
In her Tuesday declaration revealing her decision to break party lines and vote in favor of Trump’s impeachment, Wyoming Republican politician Liz Cheney cited Trump’s actions linked to the Capitol riot.
Some evangelicals held quick to their support of Trump after the riots.
Trump’s repeated claims that widespread election scams shut off some evangelicals consisting of televangelist Pat Robertson, who stated that Trump was laboring under a deception by declaring that he had really won the election.
” With all his skill, and the capability to raise cash and draw large crowds, the President still resides in an alternate truth,” Robertson stated on a December 2020 episode of his syndicated program The 700 Club.
Robertson added that Trump would be finest served by yielding the election to President-elect Joe Biden.
” He’s fired individuals, he’s fought people and he’s insulted individuals, and he keeps going down the line, so it’s a variety,” Robertson stated. “And I believe it would be well to state, ‘You have actually had your day and it’s time to proceed.'”
Trump made strong inroads into the conservative Christian neighborhood.
After Trump was extensively found to complicit in inciting the Capitol riot, the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) decried Trump. “The mob at the Capitol was provoked by leaders, consisting of President Trump, who have actually employed lies and conspiracy theories for political gain,” the January statement checked out.