Last summer, longtime Televangelist Jim Bakker, Trump ally Roger Stone, and others warned the country that civil war would break out in the event Republicans turn on Trump and allow him to be impeached. Those threats take on new meaning as the Russia investigation bulldozes forward.
With Democrats expected to make big gains during the midterm election and with Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller closing in on the Trump administration, last year’s prediction by Televangelist Jim Bakker and long-time Trump ally Roger Stone take on new meaning.
Vox News published a detailed overview of Mueller’s indictments and plea deals in late February of this year. So far, his team has handed down indictments against 19 individuals and 3 companies, encompassing over 100 charges, and obtaining 5 guilty pleas.
The Des Moines Register published a lengthy op-ed piece calling for Trump’s impeachment.
“Exactly 150 years ago, the House of Representatives acted to safeguard the balance of power in the federal government — voting for the first time to impeach the president of the United States,” the article began. “If only we could say that Andrew Johnson was the last president who required such a drastic step.”
Continuing, the Register noted the “striking parallels” between Johnson and Trump:
Johnson was an offensive and vulgar presence in the White House: an openly bigoted demagogue who often delivered outrageous and inflammatory speeches, cast political opponents as enemies, and sought opportunities to subvert Congress. He acted on impulse, driven by a potent blend of narcissism and paranoia…
Compare that with the litany of abuses Trump commits regularly. He lies with abandon. He uses the presidency to threaten political opponents, along with the freedom of the press, and the independence of the judiciary. He denies the reality of climate change — the most significant threat to humanity’s long-term survival — and seeks to bury facts that prove otherwise….His heedless, unilateral approach to international relations has ratcheted up tensions with allies and foes alike. Thanks to his recklessly aggressive posturing with North Korea, his national security advisor now says that the possibility for nuclear war is “increasing every day.”
Last summer (August 2017), longtime Trump ally and advisor, Roger Stone, told a TMZ reporter who interviewed him at the Los Angeles International Airport, “The people who are calling for impeachment didn’t vote for him. They need to get over it. They lost.”
“Try to impeach him, just try it. You will have a spasm of violence in this country and insurrection like you’ve never seen.”
The reporter asked, “Do you think?”
“No question,” Stone elaborated. “Both sides are heavily armed, my friend. A politician who votes for impeachment, he said, “would be endangering their own life.”
“So you think there’d be some sort of civil war?” the TMZ reporter asked.
“I do,” Stone said. “That’s what I think will happen.”
Televangelist Jim Bakker made the same dire prediction at about the same time.
As Think Progress reported at the time:
Bakker has warned that Christians would begin a second civil war if President Trump were ever impeached.
“I predict if it happens there will be a Civil War in the US,” he said on the Jim Bakker Show in May, in a segment highlighted by Right Wing Watch that recently began making the rounds once again. “The Christians will finally come out of the shadows, because we’re going to be shut up permanently if we’re not careful, and God says that faith without works is death, we have to do things.”
You can watch the brief interview with Stone in the clip,below:
You can watch Jim Bakker making his prediction in the clip, below: