President Donald Trump drew bipartisan criticism after he vented his frustration over House Democrats’ impeachment probe calling it a “lynching” in a tweet.
Trump’s use of the word lynching to describe the inquiry led to swift bipartisan condemnation. Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) decried Trump’s choice of words:
“That is one word that no president out to apply to himself. You know, I’ve studied presidential history for quite a bit, and I don’t know if we’ve ever seen anything quite like this.”
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Lawmakers and presidential candidates spoke out about Trump’s comments:
A few Republicans voiced their distaste of Trump’s tweet:
Staunch defenders of Trump stuck by the president and supported his use of the word lynching:
Trump has faced criticism over the content of his tweets in the past, but Tuesday’s tweet marks the first time Trump has used the word lynching in a tweet.