Left-wing celebrities, many of whom have spent years publicly criticizing and mocking President Trump, heaped praise upon the ten GOP House members who sided with Democrats in voting to impeach Trump for a second time, crowning them as true patriots.
The House voted to impeach President Trump on Wednesday, making him the first president in U.S. history to be impeached twice. The final vote stood at 232 to 197, with ten GOP lawmakers siding with Democrats who are accusing Trump of inciting the protests that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th as Congress gathered to certify the electoral vote.
“To the 10 Republicans who chose Country over Party, thank you. To the others, you are the problem, not the solution,” Frozen actor Josh Gad said following the vote.
To the 10 Republicans who chose Country over Party, thank you. To the others, you are the problem, not the solution. https://t.co/vPfd6dSIou
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 13, 2021
One Tree Hill actress Sophia Bush thanked Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) specifically, as well as all of her colleagues who “likewise voted for accountability.”
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) January 13, 2021
Star Trek star George Takei praised Republican Rep. Tom Rice (R-SC), one of the ten GOP lawmakers who joined Democrats in impeaching the president, calling him a “patriot.” However, he added, “Unless you voted yes by mistake as some believe, then never mind, you’re an idiot.”
Takei also talked about the “importance” of GOP House members voting to impeach Trump, telling his 3.2 million Twitter followers that the action “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,” he added.
You voted to impeach the president just now. Thank you, you’re a patriot.
Unless you voted yes by mistake as some believe, then never mind, you’re an idiot. https://t.co/PK31uNF8Tp
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 13, 2021
“10 republicans come out as vertebrates,” comedian Mike Birbiglia quipped, while Seinfeld actor Jason Alexander gave a shout out to GOP. Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), who also voted to impeach.
10 republicans come out as vertebrates.
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) January 13, 2021
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) January 13, 2021
Angels in America actor Jeffrey Wright also weighed in, sharing a statement from Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA), who voted for impeachment.
Republican Rep. Dan Newhouse has had enough. https://t.co/VwtJmV9TtX
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 13, 2021
The ten GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump include Reps. Anthony Gonzalez (OH), Peter Meijer (MI), Fred Upton (MI), Liz Cheney (WY), John Katko (NY), Adam Kinzinger (IL), Tom Rice (SC), Jamie Herrera Beutler (WA), Dan Newhouse (WA), and David Valadao (CA).
The Senate is not expected to hold a trial until after President Trump is already out of office. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) indicated this week that he has not yet decided if he would vote to convict Trump.
“While the press has been full of speculation, I have not made a final decision on how I will vote and I intend to listen to the legal arguments when they are presented to the Senate,” McConnell indicated in a letter.