Even before his inauguration, President Joe Biden promised to make unity a key component of his administration after his predecessor deepened divides between Republican and Democratic lawmakers even further.
But Republicans have since chastised Biden for issuing executive orders and for passing the wildly popular American Rescue Plan with no support from Republicans in Congress. They've painted this as a breach of his unity promise, despite presenting a near-absolute unwillingness to work with the Democratic side of the aisle.
Tony Perkins, President of the wildly homophobic Family Research Council, gave some insight into the sentiments behind this gridlock during a diatribe in which he hoped for complete "gridlock" in the Capitol.
Tony Perkins, of the Family Research Council, says christians must “pray God will take the majority away from” Demo… https://t.co/qggUSLTBb8— Ron Filipkowski (@Ron Filipkowski) 1617839282.0
"We just need to pray that God will take the majority away from [Democrats]. What we can't do in the next two years, he can. And if they're gonna ram all these things through, we just need to pray God brings chaos, conflict and gridlock on our nation's capitol so this cannot advance."
The radical Perkins' comments come just weeks after he said Biden's policies were "literally from the pit of hell" and that they'd provoke God's wrath upon the nation.
His latest prayer for gridlock in the Capitol, amid a pandemic that's killed over 500 thousand Americans, said a lot about the state of the right wing.
Praying for chaos and conflict in my nation's capital three months after a deadly insurrection to own the libs https://t.co/sWMw88jOsM— Adam Weinstein (@Adam Weinstein) 1617895519.0
I love America. I love God. I love America and God so much that I pray to God to destroy America. I want America to… https://t.co/t1NGWvFD60— Ken Tremendous (@Ken Tremendous) 1617895774.0
Super normal people https://t.co/KOeJDfRW3C— Brian (@Brian) 1617902367.0
They want the country to descend into chaos in the name of their God, tell me how that's any different than the ter… https://t.co/1TAcwUSGFb— Fifty Shades of Whey (@Fifty Shades of Whey) 1617840413.0
Well, that should certainly be good for families. https://t.co/z06fiAWEUC— Meisterbuerger (@Meisterbuerger) 1617896235.0
And people wonder why Americans are becoming more secular. https://t.co/tzUQVdHl2d— 🧑🏻🦼thomas the tumorigenic (@🧑🏻🦼thomas the tumorigenic) 1617895535.0
Meanwhile, the Republican criticisms of Biden's so-called unwillingness to unify grow even more hollow.
Seems like the Republicans aren’t that interested in Unity after all. https://t.co/aUzAR0DJAb— Ben Rhodes (@Ben Rhodes) 1617298625.0
A bipartisan majority of 75% of Americans supported the American Rescue Plan. ZERO Republicans voted for it. Now, 2… https://t.co/g1JmVQB1et— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen) 1617307890.0
Republican attitudes have yet to change.