Illinois Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger is furious over President Donald Trump tweeting the words of a prominent evangelical pastor who warned that impeachment could lead to civil war.
Kinzinger tweeted, “I have visited nations ravaged by civil war. @realDonaldTrump I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant.”
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) September 30, 2019
Pastor Robert Jeffress said, “If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” (RELATED: ‘Blinded By Evil’: Robert Jeffress Blasts Disney For Georgia Abortion Law Threat)
….If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced last week that she would commence a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. Pelosi was moved to action over the content of a July 25 telephone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, when the president urged his counterpart to investigate the activities of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Jeffress has been a firm supporter of Trump and has urged other evangelical Christians to be so too. He recently praised the president for choosing to speak about religious freedom and persecution at the United Nations rather than pandering to environmentalists. Jeffress said, “What president in history would have the guts to do what President Trump is doing?” The pastor has called evangelicals who refuse to support Trump “spineless morons.” (RELATED: Pastor Robert Jeffress Explains Why Many Christians Still Support Trump Despite Tape Scandals)
He raised the ire of Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney — a Mormon — who called Jeffress a “religious bigot” when he dismissed Mormonism as a heresy. Romney insisted that the pastor should not be invited to speak at the opening of the new United States embassy in Jerusalem.