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-CortezThe Memo: Bloomberg's 2020 moves draw ire from Democrats Sanders: Potential Bloomberg run shows 'arrogance of billionaires' Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez see 'class solidarity' in report Bezos asked Bloomberg to run MORE (D-N.Y.) lit into President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem 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!"

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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 KinzingerHouse approves Turkey sanctions in rare bipartisan rebuke of Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing GOP lawmaker condemns Trump over 'human scum' comment 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 Rush50 Cent meets with Pelosi, lawmakers on Capitol Hill Biden apologizes for calling Clinton impeachment a 'partisan lynching' AOC: Trump comparing impeachment inquiry to a lynching is 'atrocious' 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 PressleyJustice Democrats official denies that progressives struggle with electability The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race Progressive freshmen jump into leadership PAC fundraising MORE (D-Mass.) and Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarBloomberg run should push Warren to the center — but won't Justice Democrats official denies that progressives struggle with electability The Hill's Campaign Report: Bloomberg looks to upend Democratic race 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.