On Tuesday, Democrat Presidential candidate Joe Biden slammed President Trump’s use of the word “lynching” to describe the “impeachment inquiry” that is currently being sought out by House Democrats.
Trump tweeted earlier in the day: “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!”
In reaction to Trump’s tweet, Biden labeled the comparison of impeachment to a public lynching as “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,” Biden said. “It’s despicable.”
In a wild twist, CNN called out Biden for using the word “lynching” back in 1998 to describe Republican-led impeachment proceedings into former President Bill Clinton.
“Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense,” Biden said while appearing on CNN in ’98. Video Below
After seeing CNN’s report of his hypocrisy with the word “lynching,” Biden apologized, but then oddly attacked Trump again for using the word.
“This wasn’t the right word to use and I’m sorry about that,” Biden said. “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.See Below
Joe Biden’s Official Tweet
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
In ending, here is video of Biden using the word “lynching” back in 1998: