Speaking with FOX News’ Brian Kilmeade last week, Sen. Lindsey Graham defending his vote to acquit Donald Trump by saying God wouldn’t care about such things in the afterlife.
It came as a response to Sen. Mitt Romney, who invoked his faith to vote against Trump.
“When I go to meet God at the pearly gates I don’t think he’s going to ask me, ‘Why didn’t you convict Trump?’” Graham said. “I may be wrong, but I don’t think that’s gonna be at the top of the list. I’ll have a lot to answer for, but this was clearly an effort to destroy Trump.”
You would think God would have at least some concern with a man who was put in a position of power, but looked the other way while corruption flourished right in front of him. Sinning is bad, but ignoring sin that you have the power to stop ought to be equally problematic.
More to the point, evidence of Trump’s lies and corruption are easily verifiable for anyone who cares to look. The GOP-led Senate chose not to. But covering your eyes so you don’t witness a crime isn’t worthy of praise. The people who choose to investigate the crime aren’t the problem. Graham just decided it would be politically easier to go down with his sinking Republican ship. If only his eternal life were the only thing at stake. Unfortunately, the country must suffer longer because he lacks political courage.
If God doesn’t judge Graham’s decision, the history books will. When the full story of this corrupt administration is told, Graham and the other GOP lapdogs won’t be the heroes.
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