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Trump tweets pastor’s quote saying impeachment could cause ‘Civil War like fracture’

The tweet drew criticism from at least one Republican lawmaker.

 

Andrew Wyrich

Tech

Published Sep 30, 2019

President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted a quote from a pastor who predicted that if impeachment was successful, it would cause a “Civil War like fracture” in the United States.

Trump tweeted remarks from Pastor Robert Jeffress in a series of tweets on Sunday. The tweets come as House Democrats continue to push forward with an impeachment inquiry revolving around a phone call the president had with the Ukranian president.

“Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats can’t put down the Impeachment match. They know they couldn’t beat him in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, and they’re increasingly aware of the fact that they won’t win against him in 2020, and Impeachment is the only tool they have to get…. …rid of Donald J. Trump – And the Democrats don’t care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process. I have never seen the Evangelical Christians more angry over any issue than this attempt to illegitimately remove this President from office, overturn the 2016….,” the president tweeted.

He continued:

“….Election, and negate the votes of millions of Evangelicals in the process. They know the only Impeachable offense that President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. That’s the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him….. ….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”

The tweets involving a prediction of a possible Civil War drew a heap of criticism including from at least one Republican in the House of Representatives.

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), a former Air National Guard pilot, called Trump’s retweeted “beyond repugnant.”

“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,” Kinzinger tweeted, quote-retweeting Trump’s tweet.

2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke also chimed in.

“Our president is threatening a Civil War. This is a constitutional crisis, but it’s more than that: It’s a threat of violence. In El Paso, we saw the consequences of the president’s words. I call on Republicans to hold him accountable before more are harmed in his name,” O’Rourke tweeted.

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*First Published: Sep 30, 2019, 10:13 am CDT