In a speech yesterday to the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins urged conservative evangelicals to turn out to vote in the 2018 midterm elections in order to prevent the impeachment of President Trump, whose election he said saved America from “a political and cultural H-bomb.”
Perkins credited conservative evangelicals for Trump’s election and said that Trump knows it. “By the way, almost every time I see the president I don’t have to remind him that evangelicals were the margin for his victory—he reminds me that evangelicals voted for him and they love him!” Perkins said to laughs.
Thanks to the evangelical vote, Perkins said, “I believe America dodged not a bullet in the 2016 election, but a political and cultural H-bomb.”
Now, he said, it’s up to conservative evangelicals to “preserve” the gains of Trump’s presidency.