Evangelist Franklin Graham is asking the nation to pray for President Trump as the impeachment inquiry continues, accompanied by nonstop media coverage.
“This is a sad day for America,” Mr. Graham said in a statement shared on social media. “Our politics in this country has hit a new low. Nancy Pelosi and her followers in Congress have weaponized the impeachment process. After two years of the Russia collusion hoax, now they’ve turned to this.
“In my opinion, asking another country to investigate corruption is a good thing — not a bad thing. This is just another attempt to tarnish and embarrass the President before the next election. We have so many problems in this nation that need to be addressed. Instead the Democrats are fixated on only one thing — removing President Donald J. Trump from office,” the pastor continued, also citing first lady Melania Trump.
“Pray for President Trump today, for God to give him wisdom, protection, and guide each and every step he takes. I pray that he and Melania will sense the presence of the Lord through this unjust inquisition,” Mr. Graham said.
This not the first time he has brought a faith dynamic to Mr. Trump’s presidency.
On the night before Americans went to the polls in the 2016 presidential election, Mr. Graham called for the faithful to pray for America, and then go vote. He had a clear comment following Mr. Trump’s victory.
“Did God show up? In watching the news after the election, the secular media keep asking ‘How did this happen?’ ‘What went wrong?’ ‘How did we miss this?’ Some are in shock. Political pundits are stunned. Many thought the Trump/Pence ticket didn’t have a chance. None of them understand the God-factor,” Mr. Graham said in the immediate aftermath.
He also called for public prayer during the midterm election and during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the high court.