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October 22, 2019 10:47 AM UTC

Trump Calls Impeachment a "Lynching," Gets GOP Support

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  • by: Colorado Pols

President Trump spent a good chunk of his morning raging about impeachment investigations underway in the House of Representatives, turning the rhetoric up to full “WTF” levels of victimhood:

Yes, that’s the President of the United States of America comparing impeachment proceedings to “a lynching.” As The Washington Post reports, Trump’s comments were met with swift indignation…mostly:

President Trump’s comparison of the House impeachment inquiry to a “lynching” elicited immediate rebukes Tuesday from Democrats and several Republicans, who condemned Trump’s use of a term most associated with the barbaric hanging of African American men. Yet other GOP lawmakers, including Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), endorsed Trump’s characterization.

“You are comparing a constitutional process to the PREVALENT and SYSTEMATIC brutal torture of people in THIS COUNTRY that looked like me?” tweeted Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus….

…most Republicans have said little about Trump’s “lynching” comment, dodging questions by saying they didn’t see the president’s latest tweet. 

But some of Trump’s fiercest allies on Capitol Hill defended the president.

“This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American,” Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) told reporters at the Capitol, calling the impeachment process “a sham” and a “joke.” [Pols emphasis]

Impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States are most certainly not a “lynching” in any sense of the word, but that didn’t stop GOP elected officials such as Sen. Graham, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) and Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) from DEFENDING Trump’s use of a term meant to describe the illegal killing of someone (usually by hanging) by an angry mob with or without a legal trial.

 

We’ll update this post if and when Republican members of Colorado’s Congressional delegation — including Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) and State GOP Party Chair/Rep. Ken Buck (R-Greeley) — respond to Trump’s “lynching” comments.

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10 thoughts on “Trump Calls Impeachment a “Lynching,” Gets GOP Support

  1. A number of years ago a woman was raped by multiple males in Central Park. Following conviction the  males had DNA testing. They were ALL innocent. ALL innocent. Nevertheless, the owner of a condo building with a gold toilet and his wives and ex-wife bought a full page ad insisting that the innocent men of color should all be "lynched". He has never apologized or acknowledged their innocence

  2. The one that left me shaking my head — Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black Republican Senator, currently in the Congress with one (!) Black Representative (Rep. Will Hurd, who will not run in 2020). Sen. Scott, sponsor of a bill to make lynching a federal crime, tweeted a comment (and nothing more that I can find).

    “The impeachment process is the closest thing of a political death row trial, so I get his absolute rejection of the process. I wouldn’t use the word lynching.”

    A fine set up for *resident Trump's upcoming first visit to South Carolina's Benedict College, a historically black college.

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