AOC: Trump comparing impeachment inquiry to a lynching is 'atrocious'

AOC: Trump comparing impeachment inquiry to a lynching is 'atrocious'
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezOcasio-Cortez's 2nd grade teacher tells her 'you've got this' ahead of DNC speech New poll shows Markey with wide lead over Kennedy in Massachusetts Ocasio-Cortez celebrates 'squad' primary victories: 'The people triumphed' MORE (D-N.Y.) lit into President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE on Twitter after he compared the House Democrats’ ongoing impeachment inquiry against him to a lynching.

“It is atrocious that the President would refer to one of the most horrifying, violent practices of white supremacists to pretend he is a victim of anything but his own actions,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Tuesday afternoon.

"Take this moment to learn [about] this dark history,& why we should support the Commission on Reparations,” she continued.

Her tweet comes hours after the president compared the ongoing impeachment inquiry to a lynching in a tweet early Tuesday.

"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," the president tweeted. "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here — a lynching. But we will WIN!"


Trump’s comparison of the impeachment inquiry to a lynching, a practice in which white Americans would hang black African Americans for punishment and control, drew backlash from a number of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerWin by QAnon believer creates new headaches for House GOP Hillicon Valley: GOP lawmaker says 'no place in Congress' for QAnon after supporter's primary win | Uber CEO says app could temporarily shutdown in California if ruling upheld | Federal agency warns hackers targeting small business loan program Trump campaign spox rips GOP congressman over rejection of QAnon conspiracy MORE (R-Ill.) condemned Trump’s use of the term shortly after, tweeting, “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.”

Rep. Bobby RushBobby Lee RushLawmakers of color urge Democratic leadership to protect underserved communities in coronavirus talks States scramble as low census response rates threaten political power Illinois lawmaker says Trump wants to instigate a race war MORE (D-Ill.), a former member of the Black Panther Party, told Trump to delete the post.

"You think this impeachment is a LYNCHING? What the hell is wrong with you?" he asked. "Do you know how many people who look like me have been lynched, since the inception of this country, by people who look like you. Delete this tweet.”

Reps. Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyOcasio-Cortez celebrates 'squad' primary victories: 'The people triumphed' It's past time to be rid of the legacy of Jesse Helms Minneapolis Star Tribune endorses Ilhan Omar's primary challenger MORE (D-Mass.) and Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarOcasio-Cortez celebrates 'squad' primary victories: 'The people triumphed' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - The choice: Biden-Harris vs. Trump-Pence Omar fends off primary challenge in Minnesota MORE (D-Minn.), two other freshman members of the House who are a part of a group with Ocasio-Cortez known as “the squad,” also took aim at Trump over his use of the term.