WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 13: The signed article of impeachment against President Donald Trump sits … [+]
On Wednesday, President Donald J. Trump became the first president in US history to be charged twice. Members of the US House of Representatives accused the President of “inciting insurrection” for the January 6 uprising in Washington that led to the deadly assault on the US Capitol.
Parliament voted 232 to 197 against President Trump, who will now face a trial in the US Senate. However, that won’t happen until he leaves office next Wednesday.
It didn’t take long for the impeachment to be announced in response to trends on social media. Numerous celebrities took to Twitter to share their feelings.
Among them was actress / activist Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano), who was actually reserved in her post “House Impeaches Trump for the second time. Trump made history as the only president to be charged twice”.
Given that Ms. Milano called for unity after President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in November, she should be commended for taking to the streets and sticking to the facts.
However, other celebrities found it time to get excited.
Radio personality Angela Yee (@angelayee) on the nationally syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club was far more direct: “Trump can’t even tweet right now (tired face). I know he’s losing it.”
Actress / TV presenter Vivica A. Fox (@MsVivicaFox) simply tweeted: “AWESOME NEWS !! #BYEDON”
The singer and actress Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) was also direct: “IMPEACHED AGAIN!”
Former modern family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) was a bit more snappy in his comment: “Trump will have the legacy of doing a really great job getting indicted. Better than any other president. That’s a perfect one Power!”
Model Chrissy Teigen (@chrissyteigen) was trying to find humor in the situation, but since models aren’t typically recognized for their academic ability, it turns out almost differently when she tweeted, “I didn’t even know you could be charged twice . I thought it was like dying “
Comedian and full frontal host Samantha Bee offered a far more humorous tweet: “Congratulations to Trump on finally getting more votes than a Clinton.”
Actor Mark Hamill was clearly counting when he tweeted, “Only 393 days since we were last impeached.”
Writer Stephen King (@StephenKing) was one of the celebrities most direct on social media and called for more than removal from office. “Charge him and convict him. Anyone else would be in jail now, wearing orange overalls. Besides, he’s dangerous.”
Some even asked if the second impeachment had gone far enough and urged Republican lawmakers not to support the impeachment. Among those was former CBS newscaster Dan Rather (@DanRather) who clearly believed the country would reach an agreement on impeachment. He tweeted: “A flesh wound takes way more than a band-aid. The impeachment should have been a thundering bipartisan statement. Having so many Republicans copying the big lie that this election was stolen threatens future violence. These past four years will require a reckoning the reality. “
Actor George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) also tackled the House Republicans: “The importance of 10 GOP members voting for the indictment is this: It shows that it’s not about politics, but courage. The truth is there for those with courage enough to say it and mean business. To the ten with that courage your country welcomes you.
Westworld star Jeffrey Wright appeared upset that more Republicans did not vote for an indictment when he tweeted, “Indicted. Again. Bi-partisan.”
Even some former President Trump supporters and friends responded on social media to comment on why impeachment was the way to go. Among those was Geraldo Rivera (@GeraldoRivera) of Fox News, who wrote, “#DonaldTrump should be indicted. He should know that history will judge him whether or not he will be convicted and removed from office. He should be also apologize to the families of these people. ” who lost their lives. His actions were inexcusable and indisputable. This time he did it. “