Trump sent a tweet this morning comparing the Congressional impeachment inquiry to a lynching. This is a slap in the face to the families of those who were subjected to the terror of knowing ‘a lynching’ was a real thing that could happen to them. The term ‘lynching’ carries racial overtones, although the term does apply to races other than African Americans. Men were lynched in the greatest numbers but women and children were murdered, too. Lynching usually brings hanging by rope to mind. Other forms included dragging people from homes and cars and burning or beating to death, dragging behind cars, drowning, etc.