‘Trump…chose his words deliberately today…’
(Claire Russel, Liberty Headlines) Joe Biden immediately condemned President Trump yesterday for comparing the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry to a “lynching,” calling it “abhorrent.”
But as it turns out, Biden said the exact same thing in 1998 about the Clinton impeachment proceedings.
“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,” then-Sen. Biden said.
While Biden has called Trump’s lynching comments “abhorrent” and “despicable,” in 1998 appearance on CNN, Biden said impeachment could end up being viewed as a “partisan lynching.” https://t.co/4jGo8hSQSZhttps://t.co/6p210g7M6l pic.twitter.com/UkJiXLsHOG
— andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) October 22, 2019
He’s not the only one.
Several Democrats — including Harry Reid, John Kerry, Jerry Nadler, Gregory Meeks, and Danny Davis — all referred to Clinton’s impeachment as a “persecution” and political “lynching.”
Democrat Rep. Danny Davis (Illinois) on the impeachment of Bill Clinton: “I will not vote for this nightmare before Christmas. I will not vote for this lynching in the people’s House. I will vote against these resolutions.” pic.twitter.com/TgmAwXCQHu
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 22, 2019
When confronted by his past words, Biden admitted he shouldn’t have used that word, but then claimed he didn’t do it “deliberately,” unlike Trump.
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