The House of Representatives impeached Donald Trump for a second time today, staining him as the only president in American history to earn that disgraceful distinction. He has been charged with inciting an insurrection and will be remembered as a man who so fundamentally pathetic, so entirely consumed by his own selfishness that he refused to accept defeat resulting in needless American deaths.
That said, only ten Republicans displayed the moral courage to vote to impeach, a clear sign that the GOP is a fundamentally broken party deep in the grasp of authoritarianism. Trump incited his supporters to storm the halls of our Capitol; every single member of Congress should have voted to impeach him.
Now that he’s been successfully impeached, the Senate will vote to either convict or acquit Trump of the charges. Since Democrats don’t take control of the chamber until later this month, current Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is kicking the can down the road and has already stated that he won’t convene the Senate until Tuesday, the day before Trump leaves office and President-elect Biden is inaugurated. If enough Republicans end up crossing the aisle when that happens, Trump may be found guilty, barring him from holding office in the future.
Normally, Trump would be raging on Twitter right now but since the social media company banned him he’s unable to do that. One can only imagine the kind of frothing rage he’s experiencing right now, face red and sweaty, voice cracking as he screeches at those allies foolish enough to still be standing at his side.
Knowing that he will go down in history as a complete failure, eclipsing even Richard Nixon in ignominy, is precisely the kind of thing to drive an egomaniac like him mad with fury. And while we might be denied the schadenfreude of watching him rant and whine in defeat, we can still enjoy the brutal deluge of mockery that’s currently hitting Twitter…
This is the most bipartisan impeachment vote in U.S. history.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 13, 2021
This is the "gritty reboot" impeachment.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 13, 2021
Donald Trump just made history as the only U.S. president to be impeached twice.
For the sake of our democracy, let’s make history again by making him the first president to be convicted by the Senate.
— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) January 13, 2021
2 impeachment 2 furious
— Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD) January 13, 2021
Impeachment II: The Impeachening
— President Boboo Tobian (@BobooTobian) January 13, 2021
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) January 13, 2021
one week from win peach to impeach
— maura quint (@behindyourback) January 13, 2021
Stop saying “impeached twice” when Repeached is right there
— Jessica Ellis (@baddestmamajama) January 13, 2021
What did I say?
Don’t get impeached again
And what did you do?
Got impeached again. pic.twitter.com/eTdha2Y693
— Robin Flavell (@RobinFlavell) January 13, 2021
Honestly he should’ve been impeached a half dozen times.
— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) January 13, 2021
BREAKING: Trump becomes first actor from Home Alone 2 to be impeached twice
— Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) January 13, 2021
One of the individuals in this photo has been impeached twice pic.twitter.com/Uo3o5luazA
— James (@_chuwawa) January 13, 2021
i think trump still has time to make this a 3 impeachment presidency
c'mon king, go for it https://t.co/go1yVvzttn
— Robert Evans (The Only Robert Evans) (@IwriteOK) January 13, 2021
impeachment 2: trump boogaloo pic.twitter.com/kGSOUqZjPk
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) January 13, 2021
Impeached TWICE, voted out of office, banned from every social media platform, ugly and alone
— Aol.com (@lukasbattle) January 13, 2021
— Eric Lipton (@EricLiptonNYT) January 13, 2021
How many times has Donald Trump been impeached? pic.twitter.com/pq4cZSefIw
— The Mary Sue (@TheMarySue) January 13, 2021
role models are important. there are kids watching who now know they, too, can be impeached two times
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) January 13, 2021
Trump's last four years:
-Lost the popular vote twice
-Been impeached twice
-Lost the House in 2018
-Lost the Senate in 2021
-Lost reelection by 7m votes, 306-232 electoral votes
-Banned from Twitter and Facebook for inciting a riot at the US Capitol
Otherwise he's doing great.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 13, 2021
OH as I pass a group of National Guard soldiers: “Yeah, it’s pretty embarrassing to get impeached a *second* time.”
— Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) January 13, 2021
How you get impeached on your day off? pic.twitter.com/FrzotNAFUr
— Khadi Don (@KhadiDon) January 13, 2021
Guess America didn't like president that is 2 Fascist 2 Furious
— 🧪pHirst (@pHirst16) January 13, 2021
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