Ted Lieu Has Perfect Response After Trump Pastor Demands Jail For Obama, Clinton, Rosenstein And Sessions Over Russia Probe
Evangelical pastor and fervent Trump defender Jerry Falwell Jr. called for the imprisonment of former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and said Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray should “rot in jail” for “deceiving” President Trump into appointing them.
“Are there any grownups w/ integrity left in the DOJ?” Falwell Jr. first said on Twitter Friday. “When I was a kid, I watched [Republicans] join [Democrats] to force Nixon out. Now [Democrats] won’t join [Republicans] to lock up [former FBI Director James] Comey, [former Attorney General Loretta] Lynch, [Department of Justice official Bruce] Ohr, Rosenstein, [FBI agent Peter] Strzok, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama & maybe even Jeff Sessions despite damning evidence!”
Falwell’s criticism of the attorney general arrived shortly after Trump called on Sessions to halt the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) on Saturday said in response to the evangelical’s tweet that the people who decided not to prosecute those listed by Falwell Jr. were Sessions, Rosenstein and Wray. He also pointed out that each of the three were Republicans, nominated by Trump and confirmed by GOP controlled Senate
You can read the tweets below.
Are there any grownups w/ integrity left in the DOJ? When I was a kid, I watched Repubs join Dems to force Nixon out. Now Dems won’t join Repubs to lock up Comey, Lynch, Ohr, Rosenstein, Strzok, @HillaryClinton, @BarackObama & maybe even @jeffsessions despite damning evidence!
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) August 10, 2018
Dear @JerryFalwellJr: The people who have decided not to prosecute the folks listed in your tweet are:
Deputy AG Rosenstein
FBI Director Christopher Wray
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 12, 2018
“Yep and I think they deceived Donald Trump into appointing them,” Falwell Jr. said in response on Twitter on Sunday.
“They should rot in the same jail,” Falwell Jr., one of the president’s most ardent evangelical supporters, added.
Falwell Jr.’s remark comes just days after he joined criticism of Sessions on Thursday, calling him a “phony.”
Yep and I think they deceived @realDonaldTrump into appointing them. They should rot in the same jail
— Jerry Falwell (@JerryFalwellJr) August 13, 2018
Sessions has been a common target for criticism from Trump, who has said several times that he would not have picked Sessions for attorney general if he had known he would recuse himself from the Russia probe in March 2017.