Shocker: CNN's Baldwin Calls Out Dems for Past Use of The Word 'Lynching' to Describe Clinton Impeachment

Ryan Foley | October 24, 2019
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While the alphabet soup networks tried making excuses for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's use of the word "lynching" to describe the Clinton impeachment, CNN host Brooke Baldwin did not give him a pass. She opened the segment on Wednesday's edition of CNN Newsroom by pointing out that "when President Trump equated the impeachment inquiry against him to a lynching, many were quick to denounce him; including the Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden." After reading Biden's tweet condemning President Trump's use of the word "lynching," Baldwin reported "as it turns out, Joe Biden actually made a similar comparison back in 1998 right here on CNN; describing the impeachment proceedings against the then-President Bill Clinton." Baldwin proceeded to read aloud Biden's response to the old video before acknowledging that "Biden wasn't alone. Back in 1998, five House Democrats also compared the impeachment process to a lynching or a lynch mob." Baldwin spent the rest of the segment focusing on the real victims of lynchings and concluded the segment by calling out politicians on both sides of the aisle for their use of the racially charged word: "So, for politicians, whether it is President Trump or former Vice President Biden or anyone else, before throwing around the word 'lynching' so loosely, just remember the real victims." Baldwin stressed that the word has "real meaning and that meaning has nothing to do with politicians facing impeachment."