Then-Senator Joe Biden (D-DE), in an interview with CNN host Wolf Blitzer in 1998, warned that the Clinton impeachment process could be seen as a "partisan lynching" in the future.
JOE BIDEN, IN 1998: It seems to me that the process is being demeaned. And I have great faith in Henry Hyde but ol' Henry better get on the job. Because unless he figures out how to corral this, no matter what happens, 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 constituted an impeachable offense.
President Trump likened the House Democrats' impeachment hunt to a "lynching" on Tuesday in a tweet:
So some day, if a Democrat becomes President and the Republicans win the House, even by a tiny margin, they can impeach the President, without due process or fairness or any legal rights. All Republicans must remember what they are witnessing here - a lynching. But we will WIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2019