Thune calls Trump remarks on lynching 'inappropriate'

 
"That's not appropriate in any context," he added. "It's just inappropriate." 
 
Thune, the No. 2 Senate Republican, is the latest lawmaker to push back against the president, after he made the comparison in a tweet on Tuesday. 
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Trump wrote that Republicans should recognize that they are "witnessing" a lynching in the form of impeachment.

"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," Trump tweeted. "All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here — a lynching. But we will WIN!"
 
Democrats are wading deeper into an impeachment inquiry focused on Trump asking Ukraine to investigate the Bidens, and whether or not the administration held up aid in an effort to pressure the country. 
 
 
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin Owen McCarthyOn The Money: Trump, China announce 'Phase One' trade deal | Supreme Court takes up fight over Trump financial records | House panel schedules hearing, vote on new NAFTA deal House panel to hold hearing, vote on Trump's new NAFTA proposal House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices MORE (R-Calif.) told reporters on Tuesday that "I don't agree with that language." 

Thune is the highest ranking Senate Republican to push back against the president's remarks. 
 
 

"Well I remember when Clarence ThomasClarence ThomasBudowsky: Chief Justice Roberts can rescue democracy Justices appear cautious of expanding gun rights in NY case Ginsburg health scare raises prospect of election year Supreme Court battle MORE called his confirmation hearing a high-tech lynching. Obviously that's hyperbole, and some people might find it offensive," Cornyn said. 
 
Asked if he was one of the people who would find it offensive, he added: "Listen I've got a pretty high threshold when it comes to being offended around here or I would be offended all day every day."