During the debate in the House of Representatives Wednesday prior to a vote on two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a Republican congressman claimed that Trump had been treated worse than Jesus when he appeared before Roman governor Pontius Pilate.

Specifically, Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-GA), remarked:

“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 the Democrats have afforded this president in this process.”

As if the GOP cult of personality when it comes to Donald Trump wasn’t already a fait accompli, we now have an equivalence being made between the biggest crook to ever sit in the White House and Jesus Christ.

It didn’t take long for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to remind Congressman Loudermilk about a verse from the Bible he’d do well to memorize:

The verse cited by AOC, Romans 1:25, reads:

“They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator — who is forever praised.”

And that was all it took for others on Twitter to join in condemning both Congressman Loudermilk and Trump, who has now been impeached on two separate articles, only the third president in U.S. history to hold such a hollow honor:

About all that’s left for Congressional Republicans at this point is to insist that Christmas be renamed Trumpmas and suggest that instead of giving gifts to each other, we all go grab someone by the genitals.

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