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

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The Liberty University president's comments largely echo some of President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE'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.

Falwell also reportedly reviewed and rejected stories and opinion pieces written about the president in the school's student newspaper, particularly when they focused on Trump's vulgar comments on the "Access Hollywood" tape.

The Liberty University president has supported most of Trump's rhetoric and policies throughout his presidency. Falwell echoed the president's disdain for Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsHarris to resign from Senate seat on Monday Rosenstein: Zero tolerance immigration policy 'never should have been proposed or implemented' Sessions, top DOJ officials knew 'zero tolerance' would separate families, watchdog finds MORE last month, blasting the top law enforcement official over Twitter as a "phony."

Falwell and many other evangelical leaders have continued to back the president despite criticism over his rhetoric toward immigrants and the allegations of sexual misconduct against him from more than a dozen women.