Chuck Ross on October 22, 2019
Former Vice President Joe Biden joined a chorus of Democrats who blasted President Donald Trump on Tuesday for comparing impeachment to “lynching,” but newly unearthed footage shows him making similar remarks about the Republican impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998.
“Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense,” Biden said in an October 1998 interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer.
Biden was a senator from Delaware at the time.
CNN’s KFILE team unearthed the footage of Biden’s interview.
Earlier on Tuesday, Biden and other presidential candidates blasted Trump for tweeting that he was the victim of a “lynching” at the hands of Democrats.
“Impeachment is not ‘lynching,’ it is part of our Constitution,” Biden responded to Trump on Twitter. “Our country has a dark, shameful history with lynching, and to even think about making this comparison is abhorrent. It’s despicable.”
Biden was not the only Democrat to characterize the Clinton impeachment as a “lynching” in 1998. Reps. Danny Davis, Robert Kennedy and Jerry Nadler all used the term to describe the Clinton impeachment.
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Well, you do have to consider that Biden probably doesn't remember it, with his dementia.
You mean like an STD?
whats the problem??
Biden is abhorrent and despicable.
if only Biden had internet access during his early years ... what a treasure trove that would be ... stay in there Joe the nation needs you to help Trump be re elected
Their hypocrisy makes me what to puke!
Biden (also the squad) is the best campaign manager of Trump even if he ends up getting the Dems nomination.
That what happens when you talk out of both sides of your mouth. He apparently forgot what he said. Just like sleepy Joe.
Biden is the gift that keeps in giving😂😂😂