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-CortezAdams, Garcia lead in NYC mayor's race: poll House Republicans introduce resolution to censure the 'squad' This week: Democrats face fractures in spending fight MORE (D-N.Y.) lit into President TrumpDonald TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations 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 KinzingerCheney rips Arizona election audit: 'It is an effort to subvert democracy' Why the Democrats need Joe Manchin Axios CEO says GOP before Trump will not return 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 RushGranholm expresses openness to pipeline cyber standards after Colonial attack Feds eye more oversight of pipelines after Colonial attack Shining a light on COINTELPRO's dangerous legacy 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 PressleyHouse Republicans introduce resolution to censure the 'squad' Progressives rally behind Omar while accusing her critics of bias House candidate in Chicago says gun violence prompted her to run MORE (D-Mass.) and Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarGreene apologizes for comparing vaccine rules to Holocaust House Republicans introduce resolution to censure the 'squad' The Memo: Democratic tensions will only get worse as left loses patience 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.