nearvideo President trump draws fire for calling impeachment investigation, “a lynching’
Trump’s ‘lynching’ tweet provokes strong reactions; chief White House correspondent John Roberts reports.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, claimed on Tuesday that President Trump described Democrats, ” treatment of him during their charge questioning as a “lynching”, in particular, angered his political opponents.
“He chose this word deliberately,” the New York Democrat said to TMZ. “People think that he used these words as an error. You are not there. He consciously chooses to animate the most racist, divisive terms, so that he can rile up the base.”
“People think that he used these words as an error. You are not there. He consciously chooses to animate the most racist, divisive terms, so that he can rile up the base.”
— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY
She added, to inspire that Trump relies on the failure of Democrats and his constituents.
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“Then he takes it to the base and says, ‘See you, you don’t like us. … You are too sensitive,'” she said.
Trump’s tweet on Tuesday morning, the language drew a counter-reaction from Democrats and some Republicans, who said they would not have used.
Trump tweet said, some day, when a Democrat is President and the Republicans win the house, even by a small margin, you can accuse the President without due process or fairness or any of its rights. All the Republicans need to remember what you experience here – it’s a lynching. But we will WIN!”
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., told TMZ that he does not believe, to Trump that Ocasio-Cortez “gives a damn” about “due process” when it comes.”
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“I think what the President has taken over a mob,” he said. “A lynching is when a mob focuses on a Person or a group of people who take the law into their own hands.”
Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the language of “unhappy”, although the footage showed up again, and some Democrats, former President Clinton’s impeachment referred to as a “lynching” in the year 1998.