It was a historic moment Wednesday when United States President Donald Trump was impeached by the House for the second time, a week after a mob supporting him caused havoc at Capitol Hill. The move has prompted many reactions on social media.
With the Capitol secured by armed National Guard, the House voted 232-197 to impeach Trump. Ten Republicans also joined the Democrats in backing impeachment.
Trump was formally charged with inciting an “insurrection” as he told supporters at a rally near the National Mall to march to the Capitol in an effort to get Republicans to overturn his defeat at the presidential election.
At least five people, including a Capitol Police officer, died in the violence and its immediate aftermath.
Many flocked to Twitter, to share their thoughts about impeaching Trump and several shared memes and jokes about it.
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From Chrissy Teigen to Jimmy Kimmel, several celebrities also took to social media, expressing their views on the impeachment:
I didn’t even know you could be impeached twice. I thought it was like dying
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 13, 2021
It’s time for Grandpa to hand over the keys.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 13, 2021
Today feels like a good day to #RemoveTrump. Yesterday would have been better, but today will do.
— kerry washington (@kerrywashington) January 12, 2021
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 13, 2021
Impeached. Again. Bi-partisan.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 13, 2021
The importance of 10 GOP House members voting to impeach is this: It shows that it’s not about politics, it’s about courage. The truth is there, for those with guts enough to say it and mean it. To the ten with those guts, your country salutes you.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 13, 2021
Only two presidents other than Trump have been impeached — Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998 — and both were ultimately acquitted and completed their terms in office.