Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Georgia) during today’s impeachment hearing:
“The Sixth Amendment guarantees the right of the defendant to face their accuser, but not only have the Democrats prohibited Republicans and the president from questioning the so-called whistleblower, his identity has been kept secret. Before you take this historic vote today, one week before Christmas, I want you to keep this in mind. 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 and this process.”
Oh so much hemoglobin-rich red meat for the base in this short paragraph. Trump is being railroaded, the whistleblower is a traitor, Trump is Jesus, the Democrats are worse than the Christ-killing Pontius Pilate. That’s a smorgasbord of cray-cray right there.
Granted, I’m not a lawyer, but I must have missed the scenes in all those courtroom dramas I’ve watched where defense lawyers endlessly grill the guy who anonymously called 911 because he heard gunshots outside his window.
There were plenty of witnesses during the House impeachment hearings, Barry. They all said essentially the same thing — and, significantly, they all corroborated the whistleblower’s account.
I’m not a Christian, but I went to Catholic school for 11 years. I would have thought comparing a serial adulterer, serial liar, serial braggart, serial fraudster, and cereal overeater to Jesus would be grounds for a few private hot-poker sessions with Lucifer himself. And not necessarily after you die.
But, whatever. Today’s Republicans are immune to irony. And deathly allergic to shame.
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