McConnell alleges trump for the call charges, the investigation is a ‘Lynch justice’

close tovideo Democrats pile on Trump’s tweet calling the prosecution’s probe a ‘Lynch justice’

Democrat legislators, the President’s call for the word “lynching” in a tweet critical of the Democrats, ” impeachment inquiry; John Roberts reports from the White house.

Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, on Tuesday President Trump ‘ s called the use of the word “to describe lynching”, the house impeachment inquiry, “too bad,” even if some Republicans have accused their Democratic colleagues of the shameless hypocrisy on the issue.

In a tweet Tuesday, trump to the house impeachment inquiry over his handling of the Ukraine on a “lynching,” in essence, the horrors of a deadly and racist Chapter in the history of the United States compared to set to a process, which is enshrined in the Constitution.

The President added: “the Republicans need to remember what you experience here – it’s a lynching.”

In his words the party brought cross-condemnation. McConnell, in an interview with reporters, said: “this was an unfortunate choice of words.”

McConnell added: “Given the history in our country, I would not compare it with a lynching.”

But some Republicans pointed to video shows of prominent Democrats, including Reps. Gregory Meeks and Danny Davis, calls Bill Clinton’s impeachment proceedings, a de-facto “lynching” in the year 1998.

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.”

This time, however, Democrats have sounded a Rose-tone.

Lawmakers criticized the President for comparing Democrats ” impeachment push to a “lynching.” (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, file)

“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.”

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.

“This is a lynching in every respect.”

— South Carolina GOP sen. Lindsey Graham

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.

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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