The Washington Post reports:
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Tuesday called on President Trump to retract a tweet in which he compared the House’s impeachment inquiry to a “lynching,” saying that the term evokes “a terrible time in our nation’s history.”
“I think he should retract it, yes,” Collins told reporters when asked if the president should apologize.
“‘Lynching’ brings back images of a terrible time in our nation’s history, and the President never should have made that comparison,” the Maine senator added on Twitter. The term “lynching” is associated with extrajudicial mob killings of African Americans, which occurred frequently in the South following the Civil War.
“Lynching” brings back images of a terrible time in our nation’s history, and the President never should have made that comparison.
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) October 22, 2019