Caption: Tweets from Colmon Elridge, the chair of the Kentucky Democrat Party comparing Republicans he disagrees with to Judas Iscariot. Source: Twitter.
Frankfort, Ky. (April 7, 2023) – The Republican Party of Kentucky (RPK) issued the following statement in response to the Chair of the Kentucky Democrat Party comparing Republicans to Judas Iscariot during Holy Week, the week in which Christians around the world prepare for the celebration of Easter.
“While many Kentuckians spend this week in quiet and somber reflection on the message of Easter, the message from the chairman of the Kentucky Democrat Party is to compare Kentucky Republicans to Judas Iscariot, the man who betrayed Jesus and handed him over for his cruxifixction,” RPK spokesman Sean Southard said. “Is this the tone Andy Beshear expects of the chairman he praised in 2020? Is this what Andy Beshear means by ‘Team Kentucky’? It was three years ago that Andy Beshear shut down churches and used state police to intimidate Christians seeking to live out their faith, and now his party chairman is comparing anyone who disagrees with him to the man who betrayed Jesus. Andy Beshear should condemn this hateful rhetoric from his party chairman – especially on Good Friday.”