Hollywood leftists rejoiced on Thursday after the House passed H. Res. 660 on a partisan vote of 232-196. The measure allows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) caucus to formally establish the rules regarding the ongoing impeachment inquiry Democrats are pursing against President Donald Trump.
“*I’m November 6, 2018, and I approve this message.* Democracy, baby. VOTE,” actor Jeffrey Wright said.
*I’m November 6, 2018, and I approve this message.* Democracy, baby. VOTE. https://t.co/CkUGD7Qi4w
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) October 31, 2019
“[W]atching the republicans lie to us – so pathetic- “obsessed with impeachment” – no sir – obsessed with truth – trump deserves impeachment – and these bozos – Jordan please,” actor Rosie O’Donnell said.
watching the republicans lie to us – so pathetic- “obsessed with impeachment” – no sir – obsessed with truth – trump deserves impeachment – and these bozos – jordan please – #TrumpIsADisgrace #GOPComplicit #GOPComplicitTraitors
— ROSIE (@Rosie) October 31, 2019
“Though I’m relieved that the impeachment approval has passed, I am still amazed and appalled that not one GOP rep had the integrity to vote for it when the evidence of guilt is so clear. By the POTUS’s own admission, no less,” Seinfeld star Jason Alexander said, wrongly referring to Thursday’s vote as an “impeachment approval.”
Though I’m relieved that the impeachment approval has passed, I am still amazed and appalled that not one GOP rep had the integrity to vote for it when the evidence of guilt is so clear. By the POTUS’s own admission, no less.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) October 31, 2019
Indeed, Thursday’s vote merely formally opens impeachment proceedings in the house. The move has been slammed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who said Thursday that the Democrat controlled Congress has delivered “more subpoenas” than they have passed “laws” and are only attempting to impeach President Trump because “they’re scared they can’t beat him on the ballot box.”
Despite the fact that Thursday’s vote simply set the stage for Democrats to continue to conduct what even left-wing media outlets have described as a dubious impeachment process, the Hollywood left rejoiced as if the vote marked the beginning of the end of Trump’s presidency.
Check out their reaction below.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) October 31, 2019
Republican shennaigins are performed soley for potus and his base who will vote for him NO MATTER WHAT.
Let us stop reacting and responding and get on with it, shall we?
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) October 31, 2019
100% agree with this thread
Yes, Trump should be removed from office for his Ukraine extortion,
but also for obstructing justice, and emoluments violations, and the family separation policy and campaign finance felonies and stonewalling congress
He needs to account for it all https://t.co/UR8chnWlMt
— Jon Cryer (@MrJonCryer) October 31, 2019
Donald, those are just trick or treaters. Put the net down. https://t.co/GwEhEKBXgm
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) October 31, 2019
Then stop being such a dark spell over our democracy and our country! Just be transparent and testify. Show us you have nothing to hide! https://t.co/sL0iCh7HdH
— John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) October 31, 2019
GOP: We demand public hearings! We demand transparency!
Pelosi: Okay. Let’s make it official, completely public and open. Let’s vote to do that.
GOP: No! You’re just trying to publicly humiliate the President politically!
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 31, 2019