It’s hard to keep up with all of the freak-outs from unhinged Democrats. One of the latest involves Donald Trump using the term “lynch” to describe the impeachment inquiry that they are carrying out. However, Joe Biden seems to forget what he said in 1998 when then-President Bill Clinton was facing impeachment. Luckily, we have the video to remind everyone.
President Donald Trump compared the Democrat-led impeachment process to “a lynching.” It’s a term used by at least five House Democrats during the 1998 Clinton impeachment proceedings, but that didn’t stop them from freaking out.
Trump wrote, “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!”
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
As expected, Trump’s comments provoked criticism from the outrage mob. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden denounced Trump’s comparison of the ongoing impeachment inquiry to a “lynching.”
Biden wrote, “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.”
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
But in an appearance on CNN in October 1998, the then-senator from Delaware also invoked the term in reference to impeachment. Biden said the impending impeachment proceedings against then-President Bill Clinton could be viewed as a “partisan lynching.”
Perhaps the memory of Slow Joe is starting to fade. It’s a good thing we have it on video as a reminder.
During the CNN interview, Biden said: “It seems to me that the process is being demeaned, and I have great faith in Henry Hyde. But old Henry better get on the job because unless he figures out how to corral this, no matter what happens, 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.”
After the footage started circulating on social media, Biden apologized for his words from 1998. He also called Trump a racist without substantiating the claim.
“This wasn’t the right word to use and I’m sorry about that,” Biden said on Twitter. “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.”
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
Biden’s assertion that Trump “deliberately” used the word was echoed by other Democrats who painted it as a strategy to distract from the negative headlines surrounding the impeachment inquiry in the House. Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-CA) said in a statement that “every time his back is up against the wall, he throws out the red meat of racial rhetoric and attacks communities of color.”
However, Democrats have used the term “lynch” in its various forms (lynch mob, lynching, etc.) many times. It’s pretty laughable just how prevalent their use of the word has been throughout the years. Worse, they did so specifically decrying impeachment, the very thing Trump is decrying. I think you could call this hypocrisy.
The Washington Post reported that at least five House Democrats had invoked lynching during the 1998 Clinton impeachment proceedings. One of those House members was Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York, who called the Clinton impeachment process a “lynch mob.” Nadler is now chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, which will consider any articles of impeachment against Trump.
It would seem that lynching is only a bad term to use if you’re a Republican. If Democrats didn’t have double standards, they’d have no standards at all