Fox News host Greg Gutfeld took a spiritual turn Thursday night, telling viewers of “The Five” that the Brett Kavanaugh hearings reminded him of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
“Crucifixion was an important event because it was designed to establish a wall between justice and mob rule — Christ died so that the mob wouldn’t survive,” Gutfeld said, citing his 12 years of experience with the Catholic Church.
“What Democrats have tried to do is tear down the wall between justice and mob rule,” he said. “They decided to crucify someone once again.”
It’s unclear what Gutfeld meant with that “once again” line; the U.S. Democratic Party only came into existence roughly 1,800 years after Jesus’ death.
A rep for the channel did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
After stepping gingerly around Kavanaugh as sexual misconduct accusations began to seep out last month against the Supreme Court nominee, the channel’s opinion hosts have increasingly thrown in for Kavanaugh, closing ranks around the judge who has vigorously proclaimed his innocence.
Earlier this week, the FBI concluded an investigation into the judge that had been demanded by Republican Jeff Flake. The bureau spoke to a number of Kavanaugh’s old acquaintances, including Mark Judge — but did not interview other potential witnesses, some of whom sent unsolicited sworn statements to the FBI, according to the New Yorker.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has signaled his intention for a final vote on Kavanaugh by Saturday, though it remains unclear whether the judge will survive his up or down vote.