Flashback: Top Dems, including Nadler, called Clinton impeachment ‘Lynch justice’

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White house Deputy spokesman Hogan Gidley responds to ‘America’s Newsroom’, the criticism surrounding President Trump’s tweet calling the Democrats’ charge of the investigation, a ‘lynching.’

Also, as a top Democrat to condemn President Trump is rushed and formed on a comparison of their indictment request to a “lynching,” film footage and reports, the show’s top Democrats to refer factually to Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings as a “lynching” in the year 1998.

Among the Democrats, two African-American representatives are still in the service in the house, and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-NY

Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-NY, called for Clinton’s impeachment a “persecution” and a “political lynching” on the House floor in 1998. And Danny Davis, D-Ill., condemned what he described as a “lynching in the people’s house.”

Jim McDermott, D-Wash., warned of the “political lynch mob was formed, and suggested, “we can find a rope, find a tree, and ask questions later.”

GOP Rapid response Director Steve guest also pointed to an October 2008 comment of the now-Chairman of the legal Committee, Jerry Nadler, D-N. Y, which was published in an article by the Associated Press.

The quote from Nadler read: “I am the President of the defender in the sense that I have not seen anything yet, but the following would, in my opinion, to the level of impeachable offense. … I wish this could be over with quickly. … To drive the process, in the insistence of the arguments of fairness and due process, the Republicans have been in operation was a lynch-mob.”

Senior trump campaign, the said official, he did not know, “remember, any Democrats complain, 1998” on Nadler language.


The uproar began when Trump tweeted on Tuesday: “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.”

Trump added: “the Republicans need to remember what you experience here — it’s a lynching. But we will WIN!”

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, compared to the Clinton impeachment to lynching. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Lynchings, or to kill somebody by hanging, historically, were mostly of white against black men in the South starting in the late 19th century.

Democrats, this time around, immediately the comparison of impeachment, convicted procedures to lynchings.

“This is a word no President should apply to themselves,” said South Carolina democratic Rep. James Clyburn, the highest-ranking African American in Congress. “This is a word, we should be very careful, very on the use.”

“This is a lynching in every respect.”

— Sen Lindsey Graham, R-S. C.

Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., who is also black, to delete, to trump, to his tweet.

“You know how many people have been lynched have the appearance as I have, since the founding of this country, of people that look like them. Delete wrote this tweet,” Rush.

Sr., Doug Jones, D-Ala., tweeted Trump: “no, sir! No, @realDonaldTrump: this is NOT a lynching, to terrorize, shame on you for relying on such a cruel act, which was used as a weapon and murdering African-Americans.”

The “New York Times” in a tweet, condemned Trump for use “-a term that calls the decades-to describe the long racist history of the white mob murders of black people, which is a legal process, the provisions of the Constitution.”


Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers have largely tried to focus on what they said was the unfair way in which the Democrats are, the the request.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., chided the President: “Given the history in our country, I would not compare it with a lynching,” he said.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S. C., said Trump’s description was “pretty good, exactly.” He called the prosecution effort to a “sham” and a “joke” because of the President’s knowledge, the identity of his accusers, and the process is to play in private.

“This is a lynching in every respect,” said Graham, who is in the vicinity of Trump.


South Carolina GOP sen. Tim Scott, the Senate is not only a black Republican, agreed with Trump the feeling but his choice of words.

“There is no question that the impeachment process is the closest thing (to be) a political death row trial version, so I get his absolute rejection of the process,” said Scott. He added, “I wouldn’t Lynch use the word.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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