Evangelist Franklin Graham thinks it is “sad” that Democrats and Republicans cannot be friends in today’s political climate.
But Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt isn’t convinced that Graham is all that concerned with bipartisanship.
“That is a pretty remarkable contradiction,” Stirewalt said during a Thursday appearance on the network. “You have a guy that goes and out complains about how divided the country is politically, and then follows that up with don’t vote Democrat, whatever you do.”
“It is so telling, so indicative of how bad — really — our politics have become. This is something that most Christian leaders would never have done even a decade ago.”
Graham, a frequent defender of President Donald Trump, is touring California and has warned residents that the Democratic-controlled state is “in trouble.”
Stirewalt said the tour was “really telling about what has happened with evangelical Christians and politics… and also probably why the founders were so intent on keeping politics and government out of religion.”
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Meghan McCain blasts conservatives for defending video showing Trump shoot her dad
Meghan McCain blasted her fellow conservatives who excused or defended an online video that depicts President Donald Trump violently executing his media critics and political rivals.
"The View" host Whoopi Goldberg condemned the video, which was shown at a political event attended by Donald Trump Jr. and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, as "insanely disturbing," and McCain blasted Republicans who were untroubled by it.
"I've been getting into it on Twitter with this, and people are saying, 'This is just free speech or being a snowflake, you're so sensitive,'" McCain said. "You're talking about sitting senators and congresspeople, Maxine Waters, President Obama, the Clintons, my father. You can't kill him again, but whatever. Black Lives Matter -- these are real people."
‘Reckless and dishonest’: Senior White House official shoots down Trump’s claim that Kurds ‘released’ ISIS prisoners
In the wake of reports that "hundreds" of ISIS prisoners may have escaped from a detention camp in northern Syria as US-allied Kurds were distracted by Turkey's invasion, President Trump took to Twitter and claimed that some of the prisoners may have been released by the Kurds themselves, in what he says was an attempt to get the US involved in the conflict.
"Kurds may be releasing some to get us involved," Trump tweeted this Monday morning. "Easily recaptured by Turkey or European Nations from where many came, but they should move quickly. Big sanctions on Turkey coming! Do people really think we should go to war with NATO Member Turkey? Never ending wars will end!"
‘Trump’s eyes and ears’: Matt Gaetz blocked from closed-door hearing with Russia aide
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) was prevented from entering the closed-door hearing where former Russia adviser Fiona Hill was testifying.
The former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump was subpoenaed by the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs and Oversight committees for closed door depositions -- which Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) blocked Gaetz from entering.
Gaetz does not sit on any of those committees, and the House parliamentarian agreed with House Intelligence committee chairman Schiff that the Trump ally could not attend the hearing.
“It’s not like I’m on the agriculture committee,” Gaetz complained afterward.