Biden made perhaps another embarrassing flub when he attacked Trump for using the word “lynching” but then it turns out he used it himself.
Joe, YOU called the impeachment of Bill Clinton a "political lynching." Spare your fake outrage. pic.twitter.com/R71CW0KieC
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 23, 2019
Biden was forced to apologize and his apparent excuse was that he chose his words poorly whereas Trump’s use of the word was deliberate.
Fox News reports former Vice President Joe Biden offered an apology late on Tuesday for previously referring to the Clinton impeachment as a “partisan lynching” just hours after he condemned President Trump for referring to his own impeachment with the same term.
Trump was widely criticized for claiming on Twitter that Republicans are witnessing a “lynching.” Several 2020 Democrats piled on the president, including the 2020 frontrunner.
“Impeachment is not ‘lynching,’ it is part of our Constitution,” Biden reacted. “Our country has a dark, shameful history with lynching, and to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent. It’s despicable.”
Impeachment is not "lynching," it is part of our Constitution. Our country has a dark, shameful history with lynching, and to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent. It's despicable. https://t.co/QcC25vhNeb
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 22, 2019
However, CNN unearthed an interview Biden did on the network in 1998, where he used the term he blasted Trump for.
“Even if the president should be impeached, history will question whether or not this was a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard,” then-Sen. Biden told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, “the very high bar that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense.”
As his unearthed remarks went viral, Biden offered an apology… but continued to hammer Trump by insisting he “chose his words deliberately.”
“This wasn’t the right word to use and I’m sorry about that,” Biden tweeted. “Trump on the other hand chose his words deliberately today in his use of the word lynching and continues to stoke racial divides in this country daily.”
This wasn’t the right word to use and I’m sorry about that. Trump on the other hand chose his words deliberately today in his use of the word lynching and continues to stoke racial divides in this country daily. https://t.co/mHfFC8HluZ
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 23, 2019
This article was written by the staff of TheConservativeOpinion.com