Weeks after claiming Christians voters in Georgia may as well “spit in Jesus’ face” if they support the two Democrats in the Senate runoff election (which ends tomorrow), right-wing radio host and former candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia E.W. Jackson now says Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock are “demonically possessed.”
… “If we send those two demonically possessed people — Warnock and Ossoff — if we send them to the United States Senate, we will be cursing our nation,” Jackson said. “Georgians who are listening to me or watching me right now, we will be cursing our nation if we send those two demonically possessed people to the United States Senate. And they are demonically possessed.”
“If we allow those folks to enter in the United States Senate and give the likes of Chuck Schumer control over the U.S. Senate, we will be bringing a curse on the United States of America,” he added. “I don’t know of any more honest and stark way to put it.”
There was a time when the most insane Republicans would just point to some culture war issue like women’s rights and use actual positions held by the candidates against them. In that video, Jackson is bypassing all that, ignoring substance, and claiming that the two men — both of whom happen to be religious, one of whom is literally a preacher — are spawns of Satan.
But as Right Wing Watch points out, Jackson has also recorded ads running on Christian radio stations denouncing Warnock’s position on abortion (hyperbolically saying he supports “genocide”), LGBTQ rights (saying Warnock would “allow men who claim to be women to use women’s restrooms and showers and play women’s sports”), and religion (Warnock does not “deserve to be in the pulpit”). He has not cut similar ads against Ossoff.
Meanwhile, Jackson has no criticism for the candidates from his own party who have used their Senate seats to pad their own pocketbooks. That, apparently, aligns with God’s Will.