President Trump likens the House impeachment inquiry to a "lynching." He tweeted the controversial reference yesterday, saying that Democrats are denying him due process, fairness or any legal rights.
Trump added – "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here...But we will WIN!" Maybe, maybe not...but just about everyone is outraged by the remark – Democrats and Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
Senator McConnell criticized the President's choice of words saying that given the nation's history – it was an "unfortunate choice of words." Still, he accused House Democrats are presiding over a grossly unfair process. About the only person not upset? South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, who told reporters that the investigation into Trump is “a lynching in every sense.”
..Acting Ukraine Ambassador William Taylor reportedly gave some damaging testimony about Mr. Trump – Taylor was deposed behind closed doors in the House impeachment inquiry yesterday. According to the “New York Times,” Taylor drew a direct line between Trump's withholding of planned U.S. aid to Ukraine and his demand for investigations of Democrats. Others described Taylor as describing administration efforts both “intensive and pervasive.” Trump has denied any quid pro quo. Trump's
And about Taylor’s testimony? The White House says news coming out of the Taylor's deposition was "more triple hearsay and selective leaks" and also called the impeachment effort a "coordinated smear campaign" coming from the far-left.
While former Vice President Joe Biden also came out swinging about the President’s choice of words regarding the impeachment inquiry, he’s now apologizing...because he once said something very similar. The comments came in 1998 and he said that the Clinton impeachment proceedings could be seen as 'partisan lynching.' Biden has offered his mea culpa by tweet. “This wasn’t the right word to use and I’m sorry about that,” he wrote, “Trump on the other hand chose his words deliberately today in his use of the word lynching and continues to stoke racial divides in this country daily.”
Source: White House