Republican Rep. Adam Kinzinger (Ill.) ripped into President Trump for quoting a pastor who said impeaching Trump could trigger a “Civil War-like fracture” in the country.
“I have visited nations ravaged by civil war,” Kinzinger tweeted.
“I have never imagined such a quote to be repeated by a President. This is beyond repugnant,” he added.
— Adam Kinzinger (@RepKinzinger) September 30, 2019
The rare rebuke from a Republican Congressman came in response to Trump tweeting a quote from Pastor Robert Jeffress on Fox News.
“‘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’,” Trump tweeted.
….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
Jeffress, a Dallas-based megachurch pastor and one of Trump’s closest spiritual advisors, has a history of making controversial and offensive comments.
He has called Islam “a religion that promotes pedophilia” and a “heresy from the pit of hell.”
He has also called Mormonism a “cult” that is not a true part of Christianity and said “you can’t be saved by being a Jew.”
Watch Jeffress’ Fox News interview, below: