Today, the House of Representatives is set to vote on articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Prior to the vote, members were allowed six hours to debate the matter.
Although debate really isn’t the proper word, as just about everyone already has their mind made up. Instead, it’s six hours of bluster to make as bold a statement as possible, about how offensive Trump’s conduct was, or how offended you are that people would even try to impeach Trump.
Take Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), who made this bold claim regarding Trump and Jesus.
Who had a rougher time, Loudermilk asked? The president of America, or … Jesus, who was tried and executed.
Trump, said Loudermilk.
So now Trump is being persecuted worse than Jesus? pic.twitter.com/UzJg33VwZl— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) December 18, 2019
“When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus than Democrats have afforded to this president,” Loudermilk said from the House floor.
Comparing the process to impeach Trump to the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus Christ is a new level https://t.co/zDIzc4qDgN— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) December 18, 2019
Trump and his surrogates have argued they have not been given a fair trial, even though—it must be said ad nauseam—this is an investigation and indictment, a vote in favor of which will lead to a trial in the Senate. This is not a trial.
Online, the attack was considered… something unique.
Umm, I’m no religious scholar but I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say Trump ain’t no Jesus— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) December 18, 2019
This mf just said Jesus had it easier than Trump. pic.twitter.com/8FkgnHMdWg— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) December 18, 2019
Wait….. I…. did he really just say Jesus was shown more mercy & process than Trump????— Bree Newsome Bass (@BreeNewsome) December 18, 2019
Y'all really are prepared to sell your entire souls for this man and it shows.
The House vote is slated for 6pm CT, though the debate is poised to push well past that.