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WASHINGTON — Many conservatives consider the impeachment process to be “political theater” and are more concerned about the situation in Syria, according to Family Research Council President Tony Perkins.
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In an interview with The Christian Post at the Values Voters Summit at the Omni Shoreham Hotel on Saturday, Perkins doubted that the recently announced impeachment process will result in President Donald Trump being removed from office.
“I cannot see, unless there is some information that comes out there that thus far we have not seen, I cannot imagine that the Senate would uphold the articles of impeachment, because it would take 20 Republicans crossing over,” said Perkins.
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“Most conservatives and the Values Voters here see that as political theater; they’re not shaken by that.”
Perkins believes that most conservatives and attendees of the summit “are more concerned about what’s unfolding right now in Syria. I think that’s the first time they’ve actually seen any space between them and this president.”
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Perkins, who presently serves as chair of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom, explained that diverse religious communities in Northern Syria had recently made an effort at advancing religious freedom and that this was being challenged by the recent Turkish military intervention.
Last week, Turkey launched strikes against Kurdish rebels in Syria after Trump removed U.S. troops from the area.
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Perkins noted with concern that their progress on religious tolerance was “in jeopardy” and conservatives “want to know how the president going forward is going to protect” those in Syria.
Perkins also told CP that he felt that the overall American conservative movement was changing to...
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