Evangelist Franklin Graham announced Tuesday
he is leaving the Republican Party over the GOP-led
spending bill passed last week, calling it “wasteful”
and likening funding of Planned Parenthood to Nazi
concentration camps.
“Shame on the Republicans and the Democrats for
passing such a wasteful spending bill last week,” he
said.  “And to top it off, funding Planned Parenthood!”
Graham, who had previously slammed both political
parties, let his frustration flow on a Facebook posting.
“Seeing and hearing Planned Parenthood talk non
chalantly about selling baby parts from aborted
fetuses with utter disregard for human life is
reminiscent of Joseph Mengele and the Nazi
concentration camps!,” he wrote. “That should’ve
been all that was needed to turn off the faucet for
their funding. Nothing was done to trim this 2,000
page, $1.1 trillion budget.”
Graham, who has supported GOP White House
hopeful Donald Trump as well as embraced his
controversial call to ban Muslims from the U.S.,
said he’s lost faith in the political system.
“I have no hope in the Republican Party, the
Democratic Party, or Tea Party to do what is
best for America,” he wrote. “Unless more godly
men and women get in this process and change
this wicked system, our country is in for trouble.”