Former Vice President and 2020 presidential hopeful Joe Biden is in hot water, again. After criticizing President Donald Trump for using “lynching” imagery to describe Democrats’ attempts to impeach him, it is Biden who is now defending his use of the very same language to describe the 1998 impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton.
The resurfaced video has already resulted in a firestorm on social media, with many people demanding an apology from Biden himself.
“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 constitutes as impeachable,” Biden said in 1998,
But now, the former Vice President is singing a different tune. In a tweet, Biden said, “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.”
Biden eventually apologized.
Biden’s apology, which he also posted on Twitter, fell short because he immediately deflected onto Trump instead of fully taking responsibility for his own actions — which he himself described as “despicable.” “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,” read Biden’s apology.
This seems to be the Democrat way: whatever they accuse Trump and Republicans of doing, is exactly what they themselves are guilty of doing. In this case, he is using race to continue dividing this country into warring factions. This is how Democrats try to win elections — they divide us. One thing is certain with Democrats: whether they’re right or wrong, they always seem to have the politics of division in mind.
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