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Lindsey Graham backs up Trump’s widely condemned impeachment tirade: ‘A lynching in every sense’

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President Donald Trump’s widely condemned comparison of House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry to a “lynching” has the support of at least one Republican senator.

As reported by The Hill’s Alex Bolton, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Tuesday agreed that with the president’s characterization of the House Democrats’ efforts to hold him accountable.

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“This is a lynching in every sense,” Graham said.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) similarly agreed with Graham that House Democrats’ efforts to impeach the president amount to a “lynching,” as reported by Politico’s Burgess Everett.

“The connotation the president is carrying forward is a political mob seeking an outcome regardless of facts,” Cruz said. “And that I think is an objectively true description of what is happening in the House right now.”

Princeton historian Kevin Kruse on Tuesday delivered a succinct but thorough outline for why the House’s impeachment inquiry, which he likened to a grand jury investigation, is the exact opposite of a lynching, given that it is a power explicitly given to the House of Representatives by the United States Constitution.

“There is NO reason to liken the Constitution’s formal remedy for removing a president to an illegal mob action that seeks to subvert the rule of law with the kidnapping, murder and mutilation of a suspect,” he said. “Comparing impeachment proceedings to a lynching is even more insulting when you’ve cozied up to the very forces of white supremacy that historically have used lynching as a tool to terrorize racial minorities.”

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‘You don’t get to dictate terms’: Trump soundly mocked for demanding speedy resolution to impeachment

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"The Do Nothing Democrats had a historically bad day yesterday in the House," Trump tweeted. "They have no Impeachment case and are demeaning our Country. But nothing matters to them, they have gone crazy."

"Therefore I say, if you are going to impeach me, do it now, fast, so we can have a fair trial in the Senate, and so that our Country can get back to business," he added. "We will have Schiff, the Bidens, Pelosi and many more testify, and will reveal, for the first time, how corrupt our system really is. I was elected to 'Clean the Swamp,' and that’s what I am doing!"

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