Flashback: Nadler accused GOP of running ‘lynch mob’ against Bill Clinton

Flashback: Nadler accused GOP of running ‘lynch mob’ against Bill Clinton
A younger, wiser, and more corpulent Jerrold Nadler (Image: C-SPAN screen grab)

[Ed. – There will be a lot of these, as bloggers and conservative journalists find past lynching comparisons in the wake of Democrats’ hypocritical condemnation of Trump’s lynching comparison.  We may not get to them all.]

Democrats are expressing outrage over President Trump’s comparison of the ongoing impeachment inquiry to “lynching,” but a top House Democrat — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) — made that same comparison himself in 1998 during Bill Clinton’s impeachment.

According to an October 4, 1998, Associated Press article that touted Nadler’s role as a top Clinton defender, the then-51 year-old congressman said:

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I wish we could get this over with quickly. … In pushing the process, in pushing the arguments of fairness and due process the Republicans so far have been running a lynch mob.

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