Refresh for updates: The Senate has spoken, and President Donald Trump has once again avoided impeachment. The 45th President of the United States issued a statement thanking his legal team and supporters.
More to the point, he vowed that “Our movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun.” Trump would have been barred from holding any future federal office if he was convicted.
Upon Saturday’s ruling a number of Hollywood figures including Mark Ruffalo, Padman Lakshmi and Wanda Sykes voiced their opinions on the decision, which acquitted Trump of impeachment charges.
While some expressed their disappointment with the outcome of the impeachment trial, others went after Sen. Mitch McConnell who gave a speech criticizing Trump, despite voting that the former president “not guilty” for inciting an insurrection on Jan. 6.
See some reactions below.
GOP doublespeak like McConnell displayed happens when you are desperate to get corporate donations flowing again but utterly terrified of your AR-15, zip-tie carrying MAQA base.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) February 13, 2021
A Coward and an fool who deserves his place on the $hit heap of history, Mitch McConnell perfectly describes his performance as the former Senate Majority leader, “disgraceful dereliction of duty”. https://t.co/XVdccT7d69
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) February 14, 2021
Mitch McConnell is a snake. Don’t ever play Among Us with that sneaky mufucka.
— Wanda Sykes (@iamwandasykes) February 13, 2021
After voting to let Trump off the hook now McConnell launches into a speech which directly supports the Democrats. Weird. Pathetic. Shame on you. You gave him a free pass.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) February 13, 2021
Theres Mitch McConnell on my tv having his cake and eating it too
— Mia Farrow (@MiaFarrow) February 13, 2021
Is McConnell now trying to convince the historians he has no soul?
— Jim Gaffigan (@JimGaffigan) February 13, 2021
"To incite a riot: to organize, promote, encourage, participate in, or carry on a riot, includes but is not limited to, urging or instigating other persons to riot."
Trump organized, promoted & encouraged it
McConnell says he "practically and morally provoked" it
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) February 13, 2021
Senator McConnell delivered a scathing attack of Donald Trump, holding him directly responsible for insurrection, cop killing, and sedition. His “No” vote on narrow procedural grounds does not remove the political indictment the Republican Leader delivered against Mr. Trump.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) February 13, 2021
Well the good news is Donald Trump is no longer President and if you are reading this you have more Twitter followers than him.
— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) February 13, 2021
Mitch McConnell is making a better case for convicting Donald Trump than even the House Managers. His take-down is excoriating and he admits the constitutional q. on jurisdiction is close. Why create the precedent of acquitting a President who did what McConnell claims?
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) February 13, 2021
Pls remember Mitch McConnell is the person who decided the trial would not go forward while Trump was in office. He doesn’t get to hide from the alleged legal morass he caused. He is a coward and hypocrite. And incorrect on the law.
— Sunny Hostin (@sunny) February 13, 2021
feeling dumb – again – for hoping more of them would do the right thing
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) February 13, 2021
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