Hollywood Greets Trump’s Impeachment With Muted Celebration: ‘I Expected to Be More Joyful’

“I’m just sad and heartbroken. What he’s left behind can’t be erased with this vote,” Alyssa Milano writes

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday evening to impeach Donald Trump on two counts — abuse of power and obstruction of congress — stemming from his attempts to pressure Ukraine into investigating Joe Biden. Following the vote, a sizable contingent of Hollywood stars and media heavyweights cautiously celebrated the impeachment vote, though Trump still had his supporters.

“I expected this moment but I expected to be more joyful. Maybe jump up & do a happy dance. Maybe. But I’m just sad and heartbroken. What he’s left behind can’t be erased with this vote,” Alyssa Milano wrote on Twitter. “The bigotry and xenophobia he’s emboldened. The lies. It will take generations to recover.”

Rob Reiner tweeted that Trump wasn’t being impeached for being “a liar or immoral or a misogynist or a white nationalist or incompetent or ignorant.” “He’s being Impeached because he committed the High Crimes of Abuse of Power & Obstruction of Congress,” Reiner said.

Meanwhile, “Law & Order: SVU” showrunner Warren Leight called out Rep. Tulsi Gabbard’s for her “present” vote, Which he compared to a quote by Desmond Tutu: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

Rose McGowan had just three words: “Holy f–k, y’all.”

Not all Hollywood figures were in support of impeachment of course. Like actor Dean Cain, who said “this partisan, political impeachment is an embarrassment.”

Among other reactions, John Cusack denounced the GOP “deathkkult” for comparing Trump to Jesus in his defense. Comedian Kathy Griffin — who lost her gig co-hosting CNN’s coverage of New Year’s Eve after causing a national commotion with a photo of herself holding a bloody rendering of the president’s head — tweeted a gif of herself giving the middle finger. She captioned it with a hashtag: #MerryImpeachmas.

See those reactions and more below:

https://twitter.com/johncusack/status/1207378336101609472

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