Democrats are losing their collective minds over a Tweet from President Trump because he used the word “lynching” to describe how Democrats are treating him in their expedition to impeach him.
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
There was no shortage of outrage from Democrats, however, lynching comments made by Democrats during former President Bill Clinton’s 1998 impeachment process have come back to haunt them and exposes their hypocrisy.
Thank goodness for video technology.
Former Vice President and 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden, desperate to garner media attention, wasted no time weighing in on President Trump’s Tweet calling the president’s comment “abhorrent” and “despicable.”
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
And then this surfaced.
Joe Biden in 1998:
"Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching…" pic.twitter.com/6p31OiShYr
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) October 22, 2019
After he was called out, Biden apologized in a Tweet for using the word lynching and immediately slammed President Trump for saying it.
This wasn’t the right word to use and I’m sorry about that. 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. https://t.co/mHfFC8HluZ
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 23, 2019
New York Representative Gregory Meeks was also quick to criticize President Trump.
I don’t expect Trump to be sensitive to the weight of that word, or see how insulting and hurtful it is to invoke it here.
I do expect Republicans to not even dare defend this language.
I do expect this administration to comply with our constitutional right to issue subpoenas. https://t.co/4fus9kScSW
— Rep. Gregory Meeks (@RepGregoryMeeks) October 22, 2019
And then this clip surfaced with Meeks.
Do you remember giving this speech?
— Jason Hopkins (@thejasonhopkins) October 22, 2019
The Washington Post reports that during the Clinton impeachment process, “At least five House Democrats talked about a ‘lynching’ or ‘lynch mob,'” and the phrase “lynch mob mentality” was also used during the process, including New York Representative Jerry Nadler and former New York Representative Charles Rangel.
The hypocrisy from Democrats is not surprising.
Clearly, they are hijacking certain words to use for their advantage, such as lynching, to manipulate the discussion and demonize those they don’t agree with.