Washington D.C., Dec 18, 2019 / 15:00 pm
A Georgia congressman's office defended a claim made Wednesday that Jesus Christ was afforded more rights during the trial that led to his crucifixion than President Donald Trump has been given during impeachment proceedings.
"Before you take this historic vote, today, one week before Christmas, I want you to keep this in mind: When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers," Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA) said on Wednesday on the House floor, amid House debate on a motion to impeach Trump.
"During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus, than the Democrats have afforded this president in this process," he added before yielding his time.
"...When Jesus was falsely accused of Treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus, than Democrats have afforded this president in this process." #ShamImpeachment pic.twitter.com/n8FZRe64eo- Barry Loudermilk (@RepLoudermilk) December 18, 2019