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Politics 'This is a lynching, in every sense': Lindsey Graham says Trump's impeachment description 'accurate'

12:40  23 october  2019
12:40  23 october  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Romney and Graham leave the door open to voting to remove Trump if impeachment passes

  Romney and Graham leave the door open to voting to remove Trump if impeachment passes Sens. Mitt Romney and Lindsey Graham both indicated that voting to remove President Trump from the Oval Office is on the table for them should the House pass articles of impeachment. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.In a Sunday interview with Axios HBO, Romney "made it clear that he's open to voting to remove Trump.

' This is a lynching , in every sense ': Lindsey Graham says Trump ' s impeachment description ' accurate '. "What does lynching mean? In a tweet earlier Tuesday, Trump had shared his concerns about the precedent set by the impeachment inquiry and argued that it was being conducted

Lindsey Graham of South Carolina defended President Donald Trump tweeting that facing an impeachment inquiry is " a lynching " on Tuesday morning, telling reporters that he believes impeachment " is a lynching in every sense " and "un-American." Early on Tuesday morning, Trump

WASHINGTON – As many other lawmakers condemned President Donald Trump's assertion that the impeachment inquiry against him amounted to a "lynching," Sen. Lindsey Graham defended the comment and told reporters Tuesday that he thought the president's assessment was "accurate."

"This is a sham. This is a joke," the South Carolina Republican said, condemning Democrats' handling of the inquiry. He complained that interviews were not being made public, that House Republicans were not allowed to call witnesses and that the whistleblower who filed the complaint that sparked the inquiry was allowed to remain anonymous.

Trump's 'lynching' comparison is counterproductive

  Trump's 'lynching' comparison is counterproductive This should really go without saying: The Democrats’s impeachment inquiry is in no way similar to a “lynching.” President Trump thinks otherwise, claiming the House has stripped him of “due process or fairness or any legal rights.” 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.

Lindsey Graham (R- S .C.) would rise up in defense of President Donald Trump with the same furious force that he exhibited during the Brett Kavanaugh fiasco, the senator publicly declared on Tuesday that Trump “I think it’ s pretty well accurate — this is a shame, this is a joke,” Graham told reporters.

Lindsey Graham backed up President Trump ' s assertion that the House impeachment inquiry against him is a " lynching ." I’m going to let the whole world know that if we were doing this to a Democratic president you would be all over me right now,” Graham said , adding, “ This is a lynching

"This is a lynching, in every sense," Graham said. "This is un-American."

He said lynching involves people "who are out to get somebody for no good reason" and who take "the law in their own hands."

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"Yes, African-Americans were lynched, other people have people lynched throughout history," Graham said. "What does lynching mean? That a mob grabs you, they don't give you a chance to defend yourself, they don't tell you what happened to you, they just destroy you."

In a tweet earlier Tuesday, Trump had shared his concerns about the precedent set by the impeachment inquiry and argued that it was being conducted "without due process or fairness or any legal rights."

Trump Calls Impeachment Inquiry a ‘Lynching’

  Trump Calls Impeachment Inquiry a ‘Lynching’ President Trump on Tuesday called the impeachment inquiry into him a “lynching,” using a term associated with the murders of black people to describe a process enshrined in the Constitution. In an early morning tweet, he added that the impeachment inquiry is “without due process or fairness or any legal rights,” and he encouraged Republicans to remember this in the future. The term lynching invokes the decades-long racist history of white mob murders of black people beginning in the late 1800s and through the late 1960s.It was a remarkable term for the president to use to describe a legal process laid out in the Constitution.Mr.

"You think this impeachment is a LYNCHING ? Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, though, vigorously backed up Trump . " This is a lynching in every sense ," he Senator Lindsay Graham on Donald Trump ’ s tweet comparing impeachment process to # lynching “Yes, this is a lynching and

Lindsey Graham backed President Trump ' s new characterization of the Democratic-led Trump tweeted said the reason why the Democrats are " lynching " him through the impeachment As long as you get him. Yeah, this is a lynching in every since. It is unAmerican," Graham told reporters.

"All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching," he tweeted.

Jaime Harrison, an African American Democrat challenging Graham for his seat, has called on the GOP senator to learn more about the history of lynching in South Carolina by joining him as a new museum on African American history breaks ground. Harrison wrote in a campaign email that Graham’s comments were “invoking our hate-filled past to defend Donald Trump.”

“For three generations in South Carolina, we have understood the evil history of lynching in our state,” Harrison said in an email asking for campaign donations.

Lindsey Graham Plans to Introduce Resolution Condemning ‘Illegitimate’ House Impeachment: ‘Should Be Dismissed in Senate Without a Trial’

  Lindsey Graham Plans to Introduce Resolution Condemning ‘Illegitimate’ House Impeachment: ‘Should Be Dismissed in Senate Without a Trial’ Republican Senator Lindsey Graham railed against the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry, calling it "illegitimate" and "unconstitutional" and said he plans to introduce a Senate resolution that would argue any articles of impeachment should be "dismissed in the Senate without a trial."Unveiling his plans to Sean Hannity, Graham attacked what he said was an impeachment process that was trampling on President Donald Trump’s rights.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R- S .C.) on Tuesday said President Trump is absolutely right to call the House impeachment Graham backed up the president, saying , “I think that ’ s pretty well accurate .” “I think lynching is being seen as somebody taking the law in their own

President Donald Trump ’ s shocking comparison of the ongoing impeachment inquiry against him to a “ lynching ” provoked widespread condemnation from congressional members of Lindsey Graham , who told reporters on Capitol Hill that the investigation into Trump is “ a lynching in every sense .”

“I don’t know why @LindseyGrahamSC has turned his back on Southern Carolina values, but he has,” Harrison tweeted.

The Congressional Black Caucus quickly condemned Trump's comment.

"Lynching is a horrific stain on our country’s history," Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., the Congressional Black Caucus chairwoman, said in a statement. "The president’s tweet is comparing a constitutional process to the prevalent and systematic brutal torture and murder of thousands, I repeat, thousands of African Americans in this country. It's unacceptable."

Sen. Tim Scott, South Carolina's other Republican senator, did not condemn Trump's tweet but he said he "wouldn't use the word lynching." Scott, who is African-American, said he understood Trump's "absolute rejection" of the impeachment process, which he called a "political death-row trial."

Contributing: David Jackson, Jeanine Santucci

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'This is a lynching, in every sense': Lindsey Graham says Trump's impeachment description 'accurate'

Graham claims victory with impeachment vote .
Sen. Lindsey Graham, who introduced a resolution condemning secretive impeachment proceedings in the House, claimed victory Monday after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced she’ll hold a formal vote and open up the hearings to the public. © Provided by MediaDC: Washington Newspaper Publishing Company, Inc.“There is no doubt in my mind that the overwhelming response House Democrats heard from the American people and Senate Republicans in support of my resolution forced their hand,” said the South Carolina Republican, who is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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