Donald Trump has become the first U.S. President to be impeached twice, and Hollywood mainly supports the historic move. Some have even got jokes.
On Wednesday, Jan. 13, a majority of 232 members of the House of Representatives, including 10 members of Trump’s Republican party, voted to charge him with “incitement of insurrection” following last week’s swarming of the Capitol building by thousands of his supporters. The impeachment article also says that he “should be impeached, removed, and barred from holding public office again.
A week ago, five people were killed, and legislators, fearing for their lives, scrambled to hide as pro-Trump mobs stormed the Capitol to try to disrupt the certification of the results of the 2020 election. Just before the riots, Trump gave a rousing speech to his supporters, in which he repeated false claims that the election was fraudulent. He said, “I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard,” and added, “We fight like hell, and if you don’t fight like hell, you’re not going to have a country anymore.” Rudy Guiliani would be prosecuted for inciting “trial by combat.”
Hours after he was impeached on Wednesday, Trump released a video saying, “I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week.”
For the first time in the history of the United States, a President has been impeached twice.
Look below to see who else is commenting on the historical moment.
“An unprecedented moment – Donald J. Trump is officially the only U.S. president to be impeached twice.” –Katie Couric.
Padma Lakshmi posted a meme of her cheering. She wrote, “Mood when the President is being impeached AGAIN.”
“Thank you, @RepSpeier, and all of your colleagues who likewise voted for accountability. It matters. Democracy is worth it. Our republic is worth it.”–Sophia Bush.
“It’s time for Grandpa to hand over the keys.” —Jimmy Kimmel.
“IMPEACHED AGAIN!” –Bette Midler
“I like presidents who aren’t racist a-holes who haven’t been impeached twice.” –Richard Marx.
“Individual one impeached twice” –Rosanna Arquette.
“When one impeachment won’t suffice, Damn his new crimes- impeach him twice!” –Mark Hamill.
“There is legal precedence to impeaching high ranking officials after they’re gone from office. Also, John Adam’s an original framer of the constitution, famously said, I can be impeached until the day I die. So there can be and will be a Senate trial where Trump will be convicted,” Jonathan Van Ness tweeted. He added, “It takes so much to break with your party these days & not to overly celebrate folks who have previously enabled Trump, it’s hopeful to see these 10 GOP reps start to wake up.”
“Thank you… true patriots,” Billy Baldwin wrote alongside a photo of the 10 Republicans who voted to impeach.
“Hey maga goons – looks like you’ll have to go after trump And not just Pense – look now he’s admitting HE LOST – ( to try to stay out of jail ) looks like trump is part of the deep state conspiracy too!” —John Cusack.
“House Impeaches Trump for a second time. Trump has made history as the only president who has been impeached twice.” –Alyssa Milano.
“Congrats to Trump on finally getting more votes than a Clinton” –Samantha Bee
“And for the record, anyone who listened to that recording of his conversation with the Georgia Secretary of State knows that FIRST impeachment was warranted too. His modus operandi was laid bare. Threats, quid pro quo, bullying—he’s been doing it for years.” –Leslie Odom Jr.
Hey, @DonaldJTrumpJr, they impeached your pappy for the SECOND time today for inciting a white nationalist riot. They did that, and he’s the ‘president.’ What kind of legal jeopardy do you think YOU’RE in now? Your little ‘fight!’ cry riled them up too, boo-boo! #KarmaIsComing!” –Yvette Nicole Brown
“Trump has, in fact, been impeached, two more times than he has ever won the popular vote in any election. Trump has once again been impeached. Are we sick of winning yet?” –James Gunn.
“Liz Cheney’s position is not about politics; it’s about decency, patriotism, putting country first. This is what we should ask every person serving in Washington to be about. Not a party. A country.” –Maria Shriver
“It’s official. The gavel has fallen, and President Trump becomes the only American president to be impeached twice.” –Norah O’Donnell.