Following an interview with Republican Rep. Michael Cloud of Texas about the debacle facing the GOP on its very first day in power, Perkins and Cloud prayed that the Republican Party would soon settle on a suitable candidate, asserting that prayer has often “really made the difference” at “critical times like this” throughout history.
Perkins likened the prayer he was about to deliver to the time Benjamin Franklin called for prayer during the Constitutional Convention, falsely claiming that the Founding Fathers then had Pastor Jacob Duché lead them in prayer.
“Can I pray for you and your colleagues?” Perkins asked.
“Yes, please do,” Rep. Cloud replied. “We will take all the prayer we can get. You can look back in our country at so many critical times like this where prayer really made the difference.”
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