U.S. lawmakers, others condemn Trump for 'lynching' comment on impeachment probe

U.S. lawmakers, others condemn Trump for 'lynching' comment on impeachment probeU.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday again waded into America’s fraught racial history by labeling the impeachment inquiry against him a “lynching” – language that conjured memories of decades of killings of thousands of black people – drawing swift bipartisan condemnation. “All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here – a lynching. Lynching refers to the murder of thousands of Americans, most of them black, between the 1880s and 1960s, as African-Americans struggled for their rights as U.S. citizens in the aftermath of the Civil War in which Southern states fought in vain to maintain black slavery.



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