As debate over two articles of impeachment for President Donald Trump continued in advance of a full House vote Wednesday, rhetoric from the Republican Party became more extreme, with GOP representatives calling the process reminiscent of the trial of Jesus Christ before the Crucifixion.\u0026nbsp;The latter claim was made by Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), who took to the House floor to deliver a speech in which he likened the president to the holiest figure in Christianity and implied that Trump was being treated more poorly than the Son of God, whose death by crucifixion, Christians believe, wiped away the sins of the world.\u0026nbsp;\u0022When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers,\u0022 said Loudermilk, referring to the New Testament description of Christ\u0026#039;s treatment by the fifth Roman governor of Judea. \u0022During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this president in this process.\u0022Rep. Barry Loudermilk: \u0022When Jesus was falsely accused of treason, Pontius Pilate gave Jesus the opportunity to face his accusers. During that sham trial, Pontius Pilate afforded more rights to Jesus than the Democrats have afforded this president in this process.\u0022 pic.twitter.com/aBWd29Tyot— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 18, 2019Progressives noted the over-the-top nature of the comparison.\u0026nbsp;\u0022Yeah, when Jesus\u0026#039; name is evoked, I immediately think of Trump,\u0022 said Utah Democratic Party activist\u0026nbsp;Dr. Kathie Allen. \u0022What an idiotic false equivalency.\u0022Journalist\u0026nbsp;Shabtai Gold recalled Trump\u0026#039;s letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) from Tuesday in which the president compared the impeachment process to the Salem Witch Trials, the 17th century event in which 19 people were executed.\u0026nbsp;\u0022If you thought the comparisons to Salem were perhaps misguided,\u0022 said Gold, \u0022we now have the Crucifixion itself.\u0022Carolyn Bourdeaux, who is running against Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Ga.) in 2020, took issue with the substance of Loudermilk\u0026#039;s comments.\u0022Georgia Republicans are sounding increasingly hysterical, and frankly, a little offensive,\u0022 said Bourdeaux.Earlier in the day, Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.) compared the president\u0026#039;s impeachment to the Pearl Harbor attacks, in which 2,403 people died.\u0026nbsp;The House is expected to vote on the articles Wednesday evening.