Most Republicans Stay Silent after Trump’s “Lynching” Tweet

Most Republicans stayed silent after Trump said he was the victim of a lynching on Tuesday, some offered mild criticism, but most GOP lawmakers who spoke defended him.

“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,” he wrote on Twitter. “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. But we will WIN!”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said the House’s actions amount to a “lynching in every sense.” Later, Graham called the process “literally a political lynching.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) offered lukewarm disapproval of Trump’s claim that the House impeachment inquiry is tantamount to a lynching, saying: “Given the history in our country, I would not compare this to a lynching. That was an unfortunate choice of words.”

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA): “That’s not the language I would use. I don’t agree with that language, pretty simple.”

Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) called on Trump to delete the tweet. He tweeted: “We can all disagree on the process, and argue merits. But never should we use terms like “lynching” here.” The painful scourge in our history has no comparison to politics, and @realDonaldTrump should retract this immediately. May God help us to return to a better way.”

Michael Steele @MichaelSteele Former RNC Chairman and Political Analyst for MSNBC, Michael Steele posted this tweet:

Michael Steele @MichaelSteele Former RNC Chairman and Political Analyst for MSNBC, Michael Steele posted this tweet:

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