Rev. Graham: Leftist Progressives 'Want to Destroy the President'

By Michael W. Chapman | June 15, 2017 | 5:20pm EDT

Rev. Franklin Graham. (BGEA)

Commenting on the shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise (R-La.) and three other people by a left-wing Bernie Sanders-supporter on Wednesday, Reverend Franklin Graham said "leftist progressives" will not "let go of losing the election" and "they want to destroy the president."

In a June 15 post on Facebook, Rev. Graham said, "Where did all of this political hatred come from? One party hating the other so badly. No compromising. No cooperation. No camaraderie."

"Some are saying the shooting of GOP House Majority Whip Steve Scalise was caused by ‘political rhetorical terrorism,'" said Graham.  "Think about it. Plays and music videos said to be depicting the assassination of the president, a comedian holding up the decapitated likeness of the head of the president. Relentless, hate-filled rhetoric."

He continued, "Leftist progressives in the Democratic party just won’t let go of losing the election. They are going after President Donald J. Trump tooth and nail."

"They’re not just being obstructionists, they want to destroy this president," said Graham. 

"Politicians in that category won’t support one thing that the president suggests, even if it is for the good of the country," he said. "Forget what’s best for America, it’s just about them winning at any cost."

"Only God can heal this country," said the reverend, who is the son of pastor Billy Graham.  "My prayer is that God will bring healing into the hearts of our leaders and that we could be one nation under God—united."


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