Award-winning film director Spike Lee told MSNBC host Al Sharpton — a reverend — that senators who vote to acquit President Donald Trump will “burn in hell.”
“Let me ask you a question: Did they have to put their hands on the Bible when they took the vow?” asked Lee, referring to the 100 senators listening to the House impeachment managers and Trump’s legal team argue their cases for and against the president’s removal from office.
Sharpton told Lee there was a Bible on the podium, then asked the “BlacKkKlansman” director why he was asking.
“They’re going to burn in hell if they put their hand on that Bible,” replied Lee, struggling to hold back his laughter.
Sharpton laughed along with Lee.
“I wouldn’t want to be standing [next] to none of those guys, because they’re gonna be struck by lightning,” the Hollywood entertainer continued. “History will say they were on the wrong side of history. The wrong side, the wrong side. So everybody — here’s the thing. I’m not speaking for anybody but myself. This is me speaking, everybody. Whoever comes out of the Democratic convention, I’m voting for, because we cannot have another four years of Agent Orange.”
Lee, 62, has often used his platform to call out Trump and his supporters.
For example, last year, Lee used his time on stage to make a political statement about the 2020 presidential election. “The 2020 presidential election is around the corner,” he said. “Let’s all mobilize, let’s all be on the right side of history. Make the moral choice between love versus hate.”
He also has a history of using vulgar language to refer to the president.
During that Oscars ceremony, Lee was angry when his “BlacKkKlansman” was passed up for the Best Picture award by “Green Book.” Several journalists at the time reported Lee attempted to storm out of the venue, waving his arms in anger.
“I thought I was courtside at the Garden and the refs made a bad call,” he said.