Rev. Graham: Democrats Impeached Because They 'Hate' Trump, 30 Pieces of Silver for This 'Betrayal'

By Michael W. Chapman | January 15, 2021 | 1:38pm EST
Rev. Franklin Graham.  (Screenshot, FNC)
Rev. Franklin Graham. (Screenshot, FNC)

Christian leader Franklin Graham strongly criticized the 10 Republicans who joined with the 222 House Democrats to impeach President Trump, saying that they had betrayed him, and wondering "what the 30 pieces of silver were that Speaker Pelosi promised for this betrayal." 

President Trump is not a "perfect person" and he failed to a degree during "the last couple of weeks," said Graham. But "after all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back and betray him so quickly?" he asked.

"Shame, shame on the ten Republicans who joined with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in impeaching President Trump yesterday," said Graham in a  Jan. 14 post on Facebook.

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(Getty Images)

"After all that he has done for our country, you would turn your back and betray him so quickly?" said Graham. "We have never had a president like him in my lifetime."

"He gave us lower taxes, a strong economy, and low unemployment," said the reverend. "He made NATO take notice and pay their own way. He had the guts to take on North Korea and meet with their leader personally. He didn’t let China walk all over us."

"Just his Mideast peace initiatives in the last couple of months deserve a Nobel Peace Prize," said Graham.  "He has defended religious liberty like no president before him, and that matters to all people of faith. He has worked to bring prison reform and secured our southern border. He defeated the ISIS caliphate in Syria, and he strengthened our military."

House Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who voted to impeach President Trump.  (Getty Images)
House Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who voted to impeach President Trump. (Getty Images)

"He was also the most pro-life president we have ever had," said Graham.

He continued, "But the House Democrats impeached him because they hate him and want to do as much damage as they can. 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," said the reverend.

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(Getty Images)

"President Trump isn’t a perfect person," added Graham.  "I don’t support or agree with some of the things the President said and did the last couple of weeks. January 6 was a low point in his presidency. We knew he had flaws when he ran for office in 2016."

"But I, and millions of others, voted for him because of the platform and policies he promised," said Graham.  "I still support those. The Democrats have been trying to get rid of the President since the day he took office. What they did yesterday only further divides our nation."

"I hope President-elect Biden will keep his word and work for unity as he has said," concluded Graham. 

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