Pro-Trump evangelical preacher Franklin Graham says the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach the president were like Judas who received ‘thirty pieces of silver from Pelosi’
Franklin Graham, the evangelist preacher and son of Billy Graham, wrote a Facebook post comparing Republicans who supported impeachment to Judas’ betrayal of Jesus.
‘It makes you wonder what the thirty pieces of silver were that Speaker Pelosi promised for this betrayal,’ Graham wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.
In the Facebook post, Graham, an ardent supporter of Trump, acknowledged that ‘January 6 was a low point in his presidency’.
According to the New Testament, Judas Iscariot, a disciple of Jesus, is said to have received 30 silver coins from the Pharisees to betray Christ.
On Twitter, people reacted angrily to Graham’s post, saying they were offended by his apparent likening of President Trump to Jesus Christ.
Trump was impeached a second time Wednesday by 232-197 vote as 10 Republicans joined Democrats to charge him with incitement of insurrectionExactly a week after the MAGA mob stormed Capitol Hill, Trump entered history as the first president to be impeached twice.
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