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Sen. Graham; Impeachment 'a Lynching in Every Sense'

Sen. Graham; Impeachment 'a Lynching in Every Sense'
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Tuesday, 22 October 2019 11:16 AM

Sen. Lindsey Graham says he agrees with President Donald Trump that the Democrats' impeachment drive is like a "lynching."

The South Carolina Republican senator told reporters Tuesday that Trump's label, issued in a tweet early Tuesday, is "pretty well accurate," adding that the effort is a "sham" and a "joke" because the president doesn't know the identity of his accuser and the process is playing out in private.

Graham told reporters on Capitol Hill that, "This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American."

Trump's comparison of impeachment to a lynching injected racial overtones into the investigation of his conduct toward Ukraine. House impeachment investigators have been hearing from witnesses behind closed doors.

Lynchings, or hangings, historically were mostly carried out by whites against black men beginning in the late 19th century.

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Sen. Lindsey Graham says he agrees with President Donald Trump that the Democrats' impeachment drive is like a "lynching."
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