Franklin Graham is asking believers to pray for President Donald Trump as impeachment inquiry hearings begin.
“This is a sad day for America,” Mr. Graham said in a statement shared on social media. “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.”
“In my opinion, asking another country to investigate corruption is a good thing — not a bad thing. This is just another attempt to tarnish and embarrass the President before the next election. We have so many problems in this nation that need to be addressed. Instead, the Democrats are fixated on only one thing — removing President Donald J. Trump from office,” he added.
Graham’s post comes just as the impeachment hearings begin in Washington, where the inquiry will also be televised live.
Trump said on Twitter that the impeachment inquiry is the “single greatest scam in the history of American politics.”
Graham said in his post that he is praying for the president.
“Pray for President Trump today, for God to give him wisdom, protection, and guide each and every step he takes. I pray that he and Melania will sense the presence of the Lord through this unjust inquisition,” he said.
Graham previously showed his support for Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. He asked believers to pray the night before the election. After Trump’s victory, he called the win a result of the “God-factor.”
“Did God show up? In watching the news after the election, the secular media keep[s] asking ‘How did this happen?’ ‘What went wrong?’ ‘How did we miss this?’ Some are in shock. Political pundits are stunned. Many thought the Trump/Pence ticket didn’t have a chance. None of them understand the God-factor,” he said.
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