When President Trump claimed this week that an impeachment inquiry amounts to a “lynching,” it was a major controversy, with Democrats (and some Republicans) condemning his words.
But a couple hours later that same day, it surfaced that some Democratic members of Congress used the term “lynch” in the 1990s to defend President Bill Clinton from impeachment, including then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-Del.) and the lawmaker who would be in charge of writing up articles of impeachment against Trump, House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold E. Nadler (D-N.Y.). As far as we can tell, there wasn’t a massive outcry the way there was Tuesday against Trump. The Fix’s JM Rieger reports:
Biden apologized for using the term but claimed that the way Trump used it was worse.
Article URL : https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/10/23/why-trumps-lynching-comment-drew-outrage-now-not-when-joe-biden-others-used-it-s/