February 14, 2021
The Senate voted to acquit former President Donald Trump on a charge of incitement of insurrection for the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. Liberal Hollywood celebrities suffered complete meltdowns over the results of the impeachment trial.
All of the Democratic senators and seven Republicans voted to convict Trump, resulting in a 57 to 43 vote, 10 short of the 67 votes needed to secure a conviction against Trump.
The hashtag #43Traitors trended on Twitter after Trump’s acquittal, which was full of rage toward the 43 Republicans who voted to acquit the former president. In the U.S., traitors who are convicted of treason are subject to “suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years.”
Twitter reactions by several left-wing celebrities labeled the 43 Republican lawmakers who voted to acquit as “traitors.”
“Frozen” voice actor Josh Gad quote-tweeted a “list of traitors up for election in ’22.”
This. This. This. This https://t.co/9s5cBAy5Xz
— Josh Gad (@Josh Gad)1613253547.0
Democratic advocate Debra Messing also shared a list of Republicans to vote out in 2022.
KEEP THIS LIST.
WE HAVE WORK TO DO.
— Debra Messing✍🏻 (@Debra Messing✍🏻)1613264565.0
(Content Warning: Explicit language):
Rosie O’Donnell responded to a tweet from the official Senate GOP Twitter account by ranting and raving, “well f*** u all – traitors – cult members – reality deniers u have no shame – u tossed ur legacy in with his – the nation will not forget ur betrayal – he tried to kill mike pence for gods sake – what will it take – damn it #TrumpIsGuilty.”
@SenateGOP well fuck u all – traitors – cult members – reality deniers
u have no shame – u tossed ur legacy in wit… https://t.co/N4uvGdwn3f
— ROSIE (@ROSIE)1613274065.0
O’Donnell also directed her venom toward Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), “spare us mitch – u voted NOT guilty so shut the french toast #43traitors.”
spare us mitch – u voted NOT guilty so shut the french toast #43traitors
— ROSIE (@ROSIE)1613250957.0
Comedians Wanda Sykes, Jim Gaffigan, and actor Jeffrey Wright also spewed contempt toward McConnell.
Mitch McConnell is a snake. Don’t ever play Among Us with that sneaky mufucka.
— Wanda Sykes (@Wanda Sykes)1613253240.0
Is McConnell now trying to convince the historians he has no soul?
— Jim Gaffigan (@Jim Gaffigan)1613251044.0
Mitch McConnell: “…this body (Congress) is not invited to act as the nation’s overarching moral tribunal.”
— Jeffrey Wright (@Jeffrey Wright)1613251172.0
Actor Ron Pearlman spouted vitriol toward the former president, “Yo donnie. You’re about to be acquitted. But just like you got your ass kicked out of office by the American people, you will always be just a stain. Forever. Because we see you. You piece of s***.”
Yo donnie. You’re about to be acquitted. But just like you got your ass kicked out of office by the American people… https://t.co/FVOramuR8U
— Ron Perlman (@Ron Perlman)1613242512.0
Bette Midler went on an unhinged Twitter outburst, “He got away with murder. Let that sink in.”
“This lopsided vote is an American tragedy of monumental proportions., one we made all by ourselves,” the singer claimed. “The consequences of this travesty have yet to be known, but I predict they will be uglier than even the last four years have been.”
Americans, prepare to have your hearts broken.
— bettemidler (@bettemidler)1613249019.0
He got away with murder. Let that sink in.
— bettemidler (@bettemidler)1613273619.0
This lopsided vote is an American tragedy of monumental proportions., one we made all by ourselves. The consequenc… https://t.co/VwpYRXTdgl
— bettemidler (@bettemidler)1613254748.0
Midler also retweeted an outlandish tweet equating Trump to terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden, and comparing the Capitol riot to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacked that killed nearly 3,000 Americans.
“Osama Bin Laden did not fly planes into any U.S. buildings. He just asked & inspired people to do it, drew money & resources to the effort, set the timing & launched the execution from afar. In what way was Donald Trump’s role in 1/6 ANY DIFFERENT?” the tweet said.
Osama Bin Laden did not fly planes into any U.S. buildings.
He just asked & inspired people to do it, drew money… https://t.co/mOuS5PzMHz
— Pam Keith, Esq. (@Pam Keith, Esq.)1612725607.0
Meena Harris, the suddenly famous niece of Vice President Kamala Harris, wrote, “white supremacy wins again.”
white supremacy wins again
— Meena Harris (@Meena Harris)1613250065.0
“Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi demanded, “14th Amendment Now!”
14th Amendment Now!
— Padma Lakshmi (@Padma Lakshmi)1613255863.0
Section 3 of the 14th Amendment states:
No Person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress, or elector of President and Vice-President, or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who, having previously taken an oath, as a member of Congress, or as an officer of the United States, or as a member of any State legislature.
There were also tweets by the usual outspoken left-wing celebrities, including Alyssa Milano, Jimmy Kimmel, Rob Reiner, Patton Oswalt, Jodie Sweetin, Dan Levy, and Andy Richter.
feeling dumb – again – for hoping more of them would do the right thing
— Jimmy Kimmel (@Jimmy Kimmel)1613249234.0
43 people decided that the worst violation of the Constitution by a President in our Nation’s history was okay.
— Rob Reiner (@Rob Reiner)1613251061.0
I’m take-less. https://t.co/JYiY2ikgML
— Patton Oswalt (@Patton Oswalt)1613250091.0
The sad part? People won’t get out in the streets at his acquittal. It’ll pass by the country, as “Oh well, we trie… https://t.co/8eR4jsI813
— Jodie Sweetin (@Jodie Sweetin)1613240381.0
— dan levy (@dan levy)1613249444.0
One thing every Senator agrees on is that the events of Jan 6th were a very bad thing, shameful & criminal. So how… https://t.co/JpSv4nQMAJ
— Andy Richter (@Andy Richter)1613250704.0