The Senate’s 57-43 vote in favor of conviction for incitement of rebel within the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol fell wanting the supermajority wanted.
Plenty of celebrities took to Twitter afterward to specific their outrage.
“Think about in case your boss despatched a mob of ppl to your office to kill you, who beat up 140 cops & 5 folks died. And once you had the possibility to carry him accountable you had been too scared. Repubs cannot arise for the American folks as a result of they can not even arise for *themselves,*” wrote Padma Lakshmi.
“43 traitors stroll right into a bar …” a curt Don Cheadle wrote.
“Morally bankrupt Republicans! Vote them out 2022!” wrote John Leguizamo.
“It’s a unhappy day in America when solely 7 republicans have the patriotism and integrity to convict a tyrant,” added Alyssa Milano. “Because the senate received’t do its job and convict the traitor Donald Trump, the courts should.”
“GOP Senate disgraced itself at this time. Unhappy for our nation,” Mia Farrow wrote.
“People, put together to have your hearts damaged,” wrote Bette Midler.
“43 folks determined that the worst violation of the Structure by a President in our Nation’s historical past was okay,” director Rob Reiner added.
“- 7 gop members who voted responsible – the remaining are open fascists,” John Cusack wrote.
Billy Baldwin wrote: “Proud to be a Democrat at this time. Happy with all those that stood tall, instructed the reality and voted to convict. For Senate Republicans who voted to acquit and all sycophants who proceed to help Trump… belief me it ain’t over. SDNY, Fulton, DOJ, Deutsche Financial institution… solely a matter of time.”
“it tells the world our personal authorities doesn’t help the democracy #notGUILTY my fats a– #heartbroken #AMERICA,” added Rosie O’Donnell.
“‘The President was responsible of every little thing he was accused of…which is why I voted to acquit,'” wrote Jon Stewart, mocking Republicans.
“These cowards possess the facility to ship Males & Girls to battle?!? That ain’t proper. Vote. Them. All. Out,” wrote Matthew Lillard.
“historical past has not written it is last chapter. it’s surprising & but extra will unfold to point out the rotten underbelly of unarguably the worst president we’ve ever elected. it needed to be completed. @RepRaskin is the ethical compass that led the cost together with all of the impeachment managers,” wrote Sandra Bernhard, referencing impeachment supervisor Rep. Jamie Raskin.
Along with firing off pictures at Trump and the Republicans who voted to acquit him, many stars took direct purpose at Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell after he issued a harsh rebuke of Trump’s actions regardless of voting to acquit him.
“McConnell voted to acquit however all he’s saying now’s that Trump is responsible,” wrote Joy Behar.
“Mitch McConnell voted to acquit. He’s a coward and a hypocrite. He isn’t a reality hero at this time,” added Sunny Hostin.
“After acquitting Trump, Mitch McConnell is giving probably the most passionate responsible speech I’ve ever heard. Rod Serling known as. He needs you out of the Twilight Zone,” Albert Brooks wrote.
“In accordance with @LeaderMcConnell @LindseyGrahamSC, and the overwhelming majority of Republicans, Impeachment is a restricted device reserved for presidents who interact in extramarital affairs, not those that try and overthrow an election and kill a bunch of cops within the course of,” wrote “West Wing” actor Bradley Whitford.
“Mitch. You possibly can’t have it each methods. You simply admitted he was accountable, however your vote will final traditionally in infamy,” wrote Patricia Arquette.
“McConnell unintentionally giving his ‘convict’ speech,” joked comic Mike Birbiglia.
“Is McConnell now making an attempt to persuade the historians he has no soul?” added Jim Gaffigan.
The acquittal implies that as of now Trump can depart the door open to a different White Home bid in 2024, although senators have hinted they could nonetheless attempt to bar him from workplace in a separate 14th Modification measure.
Fox Information’ Marisa Schultz contributed to this report.