Jerry Falwell Jr.: Conservatives and Christians need to stop electing ‘nice guys’

By Brett Samuels

Evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr. is blasting Republican leaders as “a bunch of wimps,” and suggesting that conservatives and Christians should stop electing “nice guys.”

“They might make great Christian leaders but the US needs street fighters like @realDonaldTrump at every level of government b/c the liberal fascists Dems are playing for keeps & many Repub leaders are a bunch of wimps!” Falwell wrote on Twitter late Friday.

The Liberty University president’s comments largely echo some of President Trump‘s complaints about Congress. Trump frequently derides Democrats for attempting to obstruct his agenda, and has been critical of Republicans for failing to alter congressional rules to skirt those tactics.

Falwell has been a vocal supporter of Trump dating back to the 2016 presidential campaign. He invited Trump to speak at the college’s 2017 commencement ceremony.

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