“Whenever he has his back up against the wall, he throws a racial bomb. He knew exactly what he was saying. He knew exactly how it would come across.” Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Karen Bass gets it exactly right on President Trump’s disgusting description of the impeachment proceedings as a “lynching.” Meanwhile, another key witness is testifying today. Here’s the latest on the impeachment.

+ While many on both sides of the aisle are expressing disgust with the language, Lindsay Graham supported it: “This is a lynching in every sense. This is un-American.” Graham also now says he’s “impressed” with Trump’s Syria strategy that he ripped last week. (Whatever they have on Graham must be pretty damn bad.)

+ Want to understand just how tight Fox News is with the president? Check out this wild story: Graham and Fox News expert showed Trump a map to change his mind about Syria withdrawal.