Pastor Robert Jeffress, a FOX News contributor, said Sunday on 'FOX & Friends' that if Democrats are successful in removing President Donald Trump from office, it will create a "Civil War-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal." Jeffress, a pastor of an American Southern Baptist pastor in Dallas, is a spiritual advisor to the president.
"If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, I’m afraid it will cause a Civil War-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal," Jeffress warned.
Trump repeated Jeffress' comments in a tweet Sunday night (see below).
Jeffress said Christians should not only pray but take action by calling your representations. The pastor also quoted a passage from the Bible about standing up for your God.
"They are thrilled. They cannot contain their glee over this," Jeffress said of Democrats. "But I've been asked the question: what should we as Christians do? I think we ought to pray too, but we ought to do more than just pray. We ought to take action, and that means calling our representatives and urging them to stand with this president. Daniel 11:32 says the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action."
PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): Nancy Pelosi says we need to be somber and prayerful as we impeach this president.
ROBERT JEFFRESS (FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR): I think it’s hard to take Nancy Pelosi’s call to prayer seriously. I mean it reminds me of a pyromaniac with a match in hand about to set fire to a building saying, “Please pray with me that the damage I’m about to cause isn’t too severe.” I mean if you’re really sincere about that prayer, then put down the dang match. But Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats can’t put down the impeachment match -- they know they couldn’t beat him in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, they are increasingly aware of the fact that they won’t win against him in 2020, and impeachment is the only tool they have to get rid of Donald Trump and the Democrats don’t care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process.
JEDEDIAH BILA (CO-HOST): Pastor, the evangelical vote in this country is obviously a voting block that all candidates pay serious attention to. What do you think the reaction is of evangelical voters around the country to this news of impending potential impeachment?
JEFFRESS: Look, I don’t pretend to speak for all evangelicals but this week I have been traveling the country and I’ve literally spoken to thousands and thousands of evangelical Christians, I have never seen them more angry over any issue than this attempt to illegitimately remove this president from office, overturn the 2016 election and negate the votes of millions of evangelicals in the process. And they know that the only impeachable offense President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. That’s the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him. And I do want to make this prediction this morning: If the Democrats are successful in removing the president from office, I’m afraid it will cause a Civil War-like fracture in this nation from which this country will never heal.
....If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2019