2020 Democrats criticize Trump invoking lynching: 'Stain on this nation's history'

2020 Democrats criticize Trump invoking lynching: 'Stain on this nation's history'
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Multiple Democratic presidential candidates attacked President TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE on Tuesday for his comparison of the impeachment inquiry to lynching, which they called a "stain on this nation’s history."

The president tweeted earlier Tuesday that Republicans should acknowledge they are “witnessing” a “lynching” with the House's impeachment process, racially fraught language that drew prompt criticism from Democrats and some Republicans.

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Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisBiden campaign says no VP pick yet after bike trail quip Hillary Clinton roasts NYT's Maureen Dowd over column Biden edges closer to VP pick: Here's who's up and who's down MORE (D-Calif.) called lynching a "reprehensible stain on this nation’s history," adding that Trump constituted another.

“We’ll never erase the pain and trauma of lynching, and to invoke that torture to whitewash your own corruption is disgraceful,” Harris tweeted. 

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSenate Democrats demand answers on migrant child trafficking during pandemic Senate Democrats push to include free phone calls for incarcerated people in next relief package Ex-USAID employee apologizes, denies sending explosive tweets MORE (D-N.J.) also slammed Trump for his tweet, telling the president to “Try again.”

Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro said Trump's word choice was “beyond shameful” to “describe being held accountable for your actions.” 

Billionaire Tom SteyerTom SteyerSteyer endorses reparations bill, commits to working with Jackson Lee Progressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters The Hill's Campaign Report: Jacksonville mandates face coverings as GOP convention approaches MORE, who has long advocated for removing Trump from office through his movement Need to Impeach, tagged the president in his own tweet, saying “Shame on you.”

Trump has pushed this week for more Republican support to protect him from the impeachment inquiry, asking GOP lawmakers to “get tougher and fight” for him. 

Republicans have openly broken with Trump over the past few weeks over his July 25 call with the Ukrainian president that launched the House inquiry, his decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria and his plan to host next year's Group of Seven (G-7) conference at his Doral golf resort in Florida. Trump reversed his decision to host the G-7 at his resort on Saturday.