Evangelical leader Franklin Graham on Wednesday, Nov. 13, criticized Democrats and their media for impeachment pushing, urging Christians to pray for President Trump “throughout the day and all of these proceedings.”
Graham said, “The media is calling the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry ‘historic’; and it is—historically shameful.”
“It’s a day of shame for America,” he stressed.
“That our politicians would bring this kind of harm to our country over a phone call, with the world watching, is unbelievable,” Graham explained. “The shame.”
“As Christians, as those who follow and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, let us pray throughout the day and all of these proceedings. Pray for our nation, pray for our leaders, and pray for President Donald J. Trump,” he urged.
In early November, Graham also called on the nation to pray for President Trump as House Democrats move into a new phase of impeachment inquiry.
“This is a sad day for America. Our politics in this country has hit a new low. Nancy Pelosi and her followers in Congress have weaponized the impeachment process. After two years of the Russia collusion hoax, now they’ve turned to this,” he said on Nov. 1.
House Democrats are pushing the impeachment inquiry into President Trump and the hearing Wednesday is the first public session.
President Trump expressed his gratitude to Franklin Graham, saying “The Democrats know what they are doing is wrong.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 14, 2019
The president had a remark before the hearing, “”They’re trying to stop me, because I’m fighting for you. And I’ll never let that happen.”
During the public hearing, two witnesses, William Taylor and George Kent, admitted that they do not have firsthand knowledge from President Trump. Republicans called the hearing “a sham.”
The following are initial reactions:
Both of the Democrats’ star witnesses just admitted that they were NOT on the July 25 call between Presidents Trump and Zelenskiy. Everything they are saying today is second or third or fourthhand knowledge.
Democrats are trying to impeach the president based on a game of telephone. pic.twitter.com/jbpvWOPMFs
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) November 13, 2019
Quick update ⇨
1. Both Taylor & Kent don’t like the fact that @realDonaldTrump was trying to work with the Ukrainians on his own terms.
2. Both are relying on other people’s information to draw their own conclusions. That makes them the equivalent of testifying gossips. pic.twitter.com/bgpWqFHKzr
— Rep Andy Biggs (@RepAndyBiggsAZ) November 13, 2019
House Democrats have called on Ambassador Bill Taylor to testify who has no firsthand knowledge from President Trump. His testimony is hearsay. pic.twitter.com/s7yWjLp9gt
— Larry Bucshon, MD (@RepLarryBucshon) November 13, 2019
Meet the “star witnesses” Adam Schiff called today:
– Neither have any firsthand knowledge
– Neither spoke to @realDonaldTrump
– One got his info from The New York Times
This hearing is a sham. Read the transcript—an actual firsthand account. It shows nothing impeachable!
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) November 13, 2019
Taylor was told by some staffer who overheard a phone call, in which he thought he heard the president say something, but said staffer wasn’t on the call and couldn’t have known the full substance or relevant context?
— Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) November 13, 2019
So, the best witnesses @RepAdamSchiff could find is two men who heard rumors. … Imagine a real courtroom where the prosecutor brought two witnesses who had no knowledge of the crime but heard the accused was guilty. You’d think the prosecutor had no evidence …! #ImpeachmentHoax
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) November 13, 2019