Evangelical leader and top Trump religion advisor Franklin Graham is under fire Thursday after attacking Republican Members of Congress who voted to impeach President Donald Trump, to "Judas," the biblical times apostle who betrayed Jesus Christ.
"Shame, shame on the ten Republicans who joined with @SpeakerPelosi & the House Democrats in impeaching President Trump yesterday," Graham said on Twitter. "After all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back & betray him so quickly? What was done yesterday only further divides our nation."
Graham also suggested they were paid off to vote against Trump, a dangerous allegation especially just one week after MAGA domestic terrorists and insurgents committed murder and sedition.
"House Democrats impeached him because they hate him and want to do as much damage as they can," Graham also charged on Facebook. "And these ten, from his own party, joined in the feeding frenzy. It makes you wonder what the thirty pieces of silver were that Speaker Pelosi promised for this betrayal."
Pushback was strong, and some of it coming from those who clearly identify as Christian.
Some also noted that these Republican lawmakers are now getting death threats, and Graham targeting them on social media is akin to Trump's incitement of violence itself. Graham is one of the most followed and well-known religious leaders in the country. He has 2.3 million followers on Twitter, and 9.5 million on Facebook, where he also shared his dangerous condemnation.
@Peter_Wehner @Franklin_Graham What will Franklin do if any of these Republicans are harmed because of their princi… https://t.co/YtKN7ZnCOL— ProperGander Stephen Simpson (@ProperGander Stephen Simpson) 1610670002.0
In case anyone wants to know what bad theology looks like, here it is. Comparing those who voted to impeach the pre… https://t.co/YEFOMNubDs— Bishop Jack Lumanog (@Bishop Jack Lumanog) 1610657905.0
If you’ve shown more outrage over the 10 Republicans who voted in favor of impeachment (despite death threats) than… https://t.co/nyRATrHUNU— Brandon Helderop (@Brandon Helderop) 1610665140.0
.@Franklin_Graham proving once again he is an Evangelist in name only. Apparently willing to overlook Trump’s coup… https://t.co/QbZffnb0Ps— I’m not sarcastic when I’m asleep. (@I’m not sarcastic when I’m asleep.) 1610665291.0
You need to take a damn seat. https://t.co/M91jxRawvz— Jennifer Hayden (@Jennifer Hayden) 1610664189.0
Shame on @Franklin_Graham glorifying a man who incited violence that resulted in the death of 5 people. You are con… https://t.co/ph3TE2fR4i— Dr. Jennifer Ferguson (@Dr. Jennifer Ferguson) 1610671558.0
@Franklin_Graham @SpeakerPelosi @TwitterSafety @TwitterSupport This account is inciting violence against Congressmen and women.— Jen (@Jen) 1610672165.0
The wanted to execute Mike Pence Wednesday for literally doing his Constitutional duty. After four years of faithfu… https://t.co/xtNGfBUvRw— Jake Logsdon ♊ (@Jake Logsdon ♊) 1610652070.0
@Franklin_Graham @SpeakerPelosi Thank God for the 10 moral strong Republicans who know that inciting deadly violenc… https://t.co/MQposAG9Au— First Amenders (@First Amenders) 1610672018.0
@JaneyTheSmall @Franklin_Graham @SpeakerPelosi I’m ashamed to have ever been associated in any way with American ev… https://t.co/L4t7wj8nIF— 💲Tax Sphincter Says What💲 (@💲Tax Sphincter Says What💲) 1610655200.0
@Franklin_Graham @SpeakerPelosi Shouldn’t this be marked as hate speech and support for violence and extremism, @TwitterSafety @Twitter ?— Dr. Χοδαδάδιος Ρεζαχανίδης 🇮🇸🇪🇺 (@Dr. Χοδαδάδιος Ρεζαχανίδης 🇮🇸🇪🇺) 1610672730.0
It really is amazing to contrast how much Graham uses the passive voice to describe January 6th while saying, "sham… https://t.co/NSR4LhY3r2— Chris Crawford (@Chris Crawford) 1610668787.0
When you effectively have no moral compass https://t.co/NfsTNLkGNM— William Chadwick, תהלים stan account (@William Chadwick, תהלים stan account) 1610656216.0