Trump Becomes First President to Be Impeached Twice: Celebrities React
President Donald Trump has been impeached for the second time.
On Wednesday (January 13), the members of the House voted on a single article of impeachment which accused Trump of “incitement of insurrection.” The votes follows the harrowing January 6 attack on the United States Capitol building, in which a mob of Trump supporters invaded the Capitol in an effort to derail the certification of Joe Biden’s 2020 election win.
At 4:22 PM ET, the House reached the minimum of 217 “yea” votes needed to impeach the president. By 4:35 PM ET, the “yea” vote reached a total of 232. 197 members voted “nay,” while five members abstained from the vote.
Trump is now the first president in American history to be impeached twice. Trump was first impeached for abuse of power in December 2019 but was acquitted of the two articles against him in early 2020. Trump took office on Jan 20, 2017.
So, what’s next? This motion will now move to the Senate for an official trial. The House will select representatives to act as the prosecutors while the Senate acts as the jury. A 2/3 vote from the Senate is needed to officially convict him. If Trump is convicted, he will be removed from office and can never run for president again. This decision is final and can not be appealed.
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See all of the celebrity reactions, below.
I didn’t even know you could be impeached twice. I thought it was like dying
— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) January 13, 2021
The only president in history to be impeached twice. A suitably ignominious end to this term and a well deserved legacy. Dare I say, perhaps too much winning, if anything.
— Matthew Lewis (@Mattdavelewis) January 13, 2021
Mood when the President is being impeached AGAIN: pic.twitter.com/GMdylpbv7d
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) January 13, 2021
What an exhausting, sickening, distracting waste of 4 years.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) January 13, 2021
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) January 13, 2021
I hope the sequel has a better ending than the first one. #Impeachment2
— Jodie Sweetin (@JodieSweetin) January 13, 2021
This is the "gritty reboot" impeachment.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 13, 2021
— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) January 13, 2021
— bettemidler (@BetteMidler) January 13, 2021
donald trump is now the first Nanny guest star to get impeached twice pic.twitter.com/BR5Q23NTFK
— Funny Or Die (@funnyordie) January 13, 2021