GOP Senator Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee tried to argue against the impeachment of Donald Trump during a Twitter rant where she claimed Jesus wouldn’t want this.
Responding to a November 10 tweet by attorney Mark Zaid (who represents the Ukraine whistleblower), Blackburn asserted, “A 3-year, coordinated effort has been underway to remove @realDonaldTrump from office. Jesus warned us — watch out for the lawyers.”
A 3-year, coordinated effort has been underway to remove @realDonaldTrump from office.
Jesus warned us — watch out for the lawyers. https://t.co/GqBBPOL9iw
— Marsha Blackburn (@VoteMarsha) November 10, 2019
Twitter users were quick to notice that Blackburn quoted a Shakespeare play, not Jesus.
Here are some of the best responses:
Jesus was Shakespeare? This changes everything!
— shauna (@goldengateblond) November 11, 2019
She doesn't know.
— Paulette Feeney (@PauletteParis1) November 11, 2019
Dude, that was Shakespeare
— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) November 11, 2019
Jesus has nothing to do with Trump. Transnational Organized Crime does. Know anything about that, Senator? Patriots have been seeking to defend and preserve the Republic from all enemies foreign and domestic since its founding. Either join us or get out of the way.
— Andrew C Laufer, Esq (@lauferlaw) November 11, 2019
Jesus warned us against people like you, Marsha.
— Cheri Jacobus (@CheriJacobus) November 11, 2019
Marsha, Marsha, Marsha, please seek the assistance of medical practitioners.
— Matthew Dowd (@matthewjdowd) November 11, 2019
Senator — don’t bring Jesus into this mess to defend the most obvious heathen the country ever has elected. Jesus has enough trouble.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) November 11, 2019
I agree. Watch out for the lawyers. They might just save the republic.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) November 11, 2019
First, it wasn’t Jesus who “warned us” about the lawyers; it was Shakespeare, in Henry IV, Part II.
Second, his point was that lawyers are an obstacle to a ruler who wants to consolidate government power and undermine the rule of law.
Sound like anyone you know?
— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) November 11, 2019
That was Shakespeare, you ignoramos.
— Michael Ⓜ️ (@michaelschweitz) November 11, 2019