Donald Trump took to Twitter today to rant (again) about the ongoing impeachment inquiry.
In this edition of Trump Twitter Tantrum, the Donald equates the current Constitutional process of impeachment with “lynching.”
So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019
Trump’s buddy, Sen. Lindsey Graham, jumped on the “lynch” wagon as well calling the impeachment inquiry a “lynching in every sense.”
Sen. Lindsey Graham: “This is a sham. This is a joke. I’m going to let the whole world know that if we were doing this to a Democratic president, you would be all over me right now… This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American.” https://t.co/XLB6He9AAU pic.twitter.com/g4i0jVg48X
— The Hill (@thehill) October 22, 2019
Others had different thoughts on the use of the word “lynching.”
Impeachment is not “lynching,” it is part of our Constitution. Our country has a dark, shameful history with lynching, and to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent. It’s despicable. https://t.co/QcC25vhNeb
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 22, 2019
You are seriously comparing your impeachment to hate crimes against African-Americans?
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) October 22, 2019
MON: Lynchings are super-funny to white supremacists egged on by Donald.
TUES: Lynchings are part of Donald’s self-indulgent persecution complex as he cowers in corners & flings pooh at TVs.
WED: Lynchings are back to being super-funny to white supremacists egged on by Donald. pic.twitter.com/9fJjkb6geQ
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) October 22, 2019
Senator from South Carolina backs a lynching metaphor. Alllllrighty then. https://t.co/FyYa53Kq0p
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) October 22, 2019
“Lynching” brings back images of a terrible time in our nation’s history, and the President never should have made that comparison.
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) October 22, 2019
.@LindseyGrahamSC has no clue what lynching is. But he sure as hell knows what kissing ass is.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 22, 2019