Donald Trump is the first President in history to be impeached for a second time. On Wednesday January 13, the House voted 232-197 to impeach the leader, charged with “incitement of insurrection” following the Capitol riot just one week prior. The historic event comes after Vice President Mike Pence refused to invoke the 25th Amendment to have him removed from office this week.
During proceedings today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of Trump, “He must go, he is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.”
“The bottom line is this: This Capitol was stormed. People died because of the big lies that were being told by this president, and by too many people on the other side of the aisle. Enough,” said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., in a floor speech before the vote. “People should be outraged as to what happened. It was unforgivable, unconscionable.
“The president of the United States instigated an attempted coup in this country,” McGovern continued. “People died. … If this is not an impeachable offense, I don’t know what the hell is. This president is not fit to remain in office.”
Chrissy Teigen is among the A-list celebrities that have openly criticised Trump in the past. In late-2019, Trump called the model a “filthy mouthed wife” on Twitter before she swiftly responded, calling the President a “pussy a** b*tch”. Naturally, it went viral. Today, Teigen was one of the first celebrities to respond to the breaking news.
I didn’t even know you could be impeached twice. I thought it was like dying
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 13, 2021
Cardi B was also quick to respond too.
I been told yaaa pic.twitter.com/FtZYlJKEbe
— iamcardib (@iamcardib) January 13, 2021
Elizabeth Banks, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Stephen King and Mark Ruffalo were also among the affluent to share their opinions on the matter. And almost simultaneous to the vote, Kamala Harris and Dr. Jill Biden tweeted, “One week”, as they count down the days to Joe Biden’s inauguration.
Below, see all the celebrities that have reacted to Donald Trump’s second impeachment.
Now sweep the leg.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) January 13, 2021
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) January 13, 2021
To the 10 Republicans who chose Country over Party, thank you. To the others, you are the problem, not the solution. https://t.co/vPfd6dSIou
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 13, 2021
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) January 13, 2021
Trump will have the legacy of doing a really great job of getting impeached. Better than any other president. That’s a perfect biggley accomplishment!
— Jesse Tyler Ferguson (he/him/his) (@jessetyler) January 13, 2021
Mood when the President is being impeached AGAIN: pic.twitter.com/GMdylpbv7d
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) January 13, 2021
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 13, 2021
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) January 13, 2021