Trump likens House impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’

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Darlene Superville Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump enraged Democrats on Tuesday by comparing their impeachment inquiry to a lynching, assigning the horrors of a deadly and racist chapter in U.S. history to a process laid out in the Constitution. "That is one word no president ought to apply to himself," said Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina, the highest-ranking African American in Congress. "That is a word that we ought to be very, very careful about using" he said. Rep. Bobby Rush, D-Ill., called on Trump to delete the tweet. "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," wrote Rush, who is also black. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., tweeted to
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