President Donald Trump was compared to Jesus Christ by a southern Republican during Wednesday’s floor debate on impeachment.
Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) offered his analogy during a speech against impeachment.
Here’s some of what people were saying:
.@RepLoudermilk: "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 the Democrats have afforded this president in this process." pic.twitter.com/t5z6ExlHDb
— CSPAN (@cspan) December 18, 2019
OMFG Rep. Loudermilk is right now comparing Trump to JESUS.
He is legit claiming that Jesus got more due process than Trump.
These people are lunatics. Complete lunatics.
It's astonishing that they don't see how totally off the rails they sound. Just astonishing.
— Elizabeth C. McLaughlin (@ECMcLaughlin) December 18, 2019
Sir, surely you aren't comparing Donald Trump to Jesus. That's blasphemy but I guess that doesn't matter anymore. #ImpeachmentDay
— JM's Brown Liquor Sipping Point (@ProductionCog1) December 18, 2019
…and there it is. A Republican Representative just compared Trump to Jesus. The only thing Trump nails are adult film stars while his wife is taking care of their newborn. Just sayin'.#impeachment #ImpeachTrump
— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) December 18, 2019
Did that dumb motherfucker just compare Trump to Jesus and the Democrats to Pontius Pilate? #impeachmentday
— Unsettling Stories (@UnsettlingStory) December 18, 2019
We're reached the comparing-Trump-to-Jesus portion of #ImpeachmentDay courtesy of Rep. Loudermilk. Jesus, indeed.
— Mariah Craven (@Mariah_Craven) December 18, 2019
And as several folks are pointing out, Congressman BARRY LOUDERMILK compared Donald Trump to Jesus during his floor speech.
“The Bible. It’s going to be HUGE.” https://t.co/wImIAuhKrF
— Zac Petkanas (@Zac_Petkanas) December 18, 2019
Gop deathkkult compare trump to Jesus – in what must be considered by any rational standard – a cement floor /bone crushing
Uowards- deafest the deathkult –@BernieSanders
— John Cusack (@johncusack) December 18, 2019
"Pontius Pilot afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this president." – Loudermilk (R)
— Greg Shea (@GregSheaBoston) December 18, 2019
Props to Rep. Loudermilk for comparing Trump to Jesus without bursting into laughter or flames. pic.twitter.com/tXAIdTfWIa
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) December 18, 2019
They’re comparing trump to Jesus. Oh fuckin hell this is pathetic. #impeachment
— Bromoish (@Bromoish) December 18, 2019
Loudermilk just compared Trump to Jesus & said Jesus was treated more fairly than Trump. As no bolt of lightning struck him immediately thereafter, ladies & gentleman, there’s your proof that there is no God other than man-made Twitter account @TheTweetOfGod . #ImpeachmentDay
— Jennifer (@Draven1683) December 18, 2019
The Congressman argued that … Jesus … (yes THAT Jesus) … got a fairer trial before his crucifixion… than … Donald Trump. I don't really know where to even begin with this analogy … https://t.co/dcduOgMXkD
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) December 18, 2019
— Ana Lydia Monaco (@analydiamonaco) December 18, 2019
No this fool did not just compare Trump to Jesus I'm done I can't deal the level of idiocy is just too much #ImpeachmentDay
— Treyshawn Porche (@rporchr2600) December 18, 2019
— Kathleen Smith (@KikkiPlanet) December 18, 2019
Republicans are engaging in willful misinformation, peddling Russian propaganda, and actually stooping to comparing Donald Trump to Jesus Christ, all to cover up blatant crimes. This is beyond repugnant.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) December 18, 2019
If you really want to compare Trump to Jesus Christ, remove him from office and see what happens in three days.
— Collin "Yes Murr Sounds Like That Christmas Word" (@CollinMurr) December 18, 2019
People that long to make Trump a Messiah always skip past the crucifixion part.https://t.co/DEDyyqUVSl
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) December 18, 2019
Barry Loudermilk comparing Trump to Jesus.
“Pontius Pilot afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded to this President.”
Honestly, Republicans are fucking crazy.pic.twitter.com/9mHgj4FM4d
— Greg Hogben (@MyDaughtersArmy) December 18, 2019