The impeachment of President Donald Trump has given many Republicans cover to reveal their true natures as relentless partisans — and anti-Semites, apparently. A now former leader of the Delaware Republican Party had an anti-Semitic meltdown on Facebook over Trump’s impeachment, lambasting the Jews who have supposedly driven the proceedings. Then-Sussex County Republican Party Vice-Chairwoman Nelly Jordan ranted against “Jews ‘In Name Only'” who apparently double as “left socialist believers” who have — in Jordan’s completely false description — concocted the impeachment charges out of thin air. Now, her fellow Republican leaders voted her off their county board.
But that removal didn’t happen before she made her anti-Semitism abundantly clear. In her original Facebook rant, she went on to use disturbingly apocalyptic language in her tirade against the Jews who have dared to support Trump’s impeachment. She railed:
‘God please have mercy on them, some of the Jewish people are doing today as it was in the times of the Old Testament, go against God’s will even after He had mercy on them.’
So God is now going to what, rain down fire from heaven on those who dare to oppose Trump? Is that the idea?
This is the outrageous length to which some of the president’s defenders have gone to justify his actions. Jordan’s comments mirror the completely unhinged tirade that recently circulated around the internet in which Trump’s spiritual adviser Paula White publicly shouted a prayer for “Satanic pregnancies” to end in miscarriages.
She belted out:
‘We declare that any strange winds that have been sent to hurt the church, sent against this nation, sent against our president… we break them… In the name of Jesus, we declare all Satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now. We declare that anything that’s been conceived in Satanic wombs, that it’ll miscarry.’
“We command all satanic pregnancies to miscarry right now” — Special Adviser to the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative Paula White pic.twitter.com/gtdZyGfkxy
— Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons (@GuthrieGF) January 25, 2020
In other words, these people are off the rails. (That same rant included White denouncing the, uh, “marine kingdom.” What, did she eat spoiled fish or something?)
For her part, Delaware’s Nelly Jordan attempted an apology. She shared, in part:
‘No matter how heated our collective discourse becomes, it should never cross the line as I did.’
The Republican National Committee tried to distance itself from her remarks. It told CNN:
‘We condemn hateful, anti-Semitic comments in the strongest possible terms. There’s no place for them in the Republican Party.’
But in reality, we can all see what they’re actually doing.
The completely bonkers attempts at defenses for the president go well on from the above. For example, Republican members of Congress have compared Trump’s impeachment to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the trial of Jesus, among other wild assertions. They’ve asked observers to essentially completely deny what they see play out right in front of them and believe their contrary assertions that — among other things — actually, the president didn’t mean it when he publicly pronounced that foreign countries should look into his opponents and thereby possibly help him win the 2020 election. With the ongoing days of the public Senate impeachment trial, Americans are getting to examine the situation for themselves.