Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday apologized for comments he made saying impeachment could be viewed as a "partisan lynching."
The comments from a 1998 interview were reported after Biden said it was "abhorrent" and "despicable" for President Donald Trump to refer to impeachment as a lynching.
"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 in 1998.
Impeachment is not "lynching," it is part of our Constitution. Our country has a dark, shameful history with lynchi… https://t.co/FoEcKwppfE— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1571764222.0
This wasn’t the right word to use and I’m sorry about that. Trump on the other hand chose his words deliberately to… https://t.co/n3x4tmcNco— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1571797400.0