WASHINGTON (NEWS 1130) – The impeachment vote in the House is being celebrated as an early Christmas gift by some and is being condemned by others.
“Merry Impeachmas” is among the hashtags that have been trending on social media in the wake of the vote passed by U.S. Congress to impeach President Donald Trump.
— Ali (@alixxiiii) December 19, 2019
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The late-night talk shows were fueled by this political fire Wednesday night, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Wednesday night’s show included an “A Congressional Carol Of The Bells” with a cartoon of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi alongside chairmen Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff singing, “Merry, merry, merry, Trump impeachment.”
Colbert also targeted the Republicans who he said are trying to put a “spin” on the situation.
“We’ll wake up Thursday after this absurd impeachment vote and say, ‘Well, that was quite a season three finale. What’s going to happen in Season Four?’ Yes, exactly. The Trump presidency is just a TV show we all have to live through,” he said.
On Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin weighed on congress’ decisions at his annual news conference in Moscow. He said the impeachment is “far fetched” and “made up,” suggesting the trial in the U.S. Senate will fail.
Many other celebrities are also reacting to the historic vote, like singer John Legend, who has clashed with President Trump in the past.
“Thank you to the House of Representatives for doing your constitutional duty. Everyone please call your senators and tell them to remove this evil man from office,” a twitter post by Legend reads.
Thank you to the House of Representatives for doing your constitutional duty. Everyone please call your senators and tell them to remove this evil man from office. https://t.co/IKEPnZE84B
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 19, 2019
The decision made by Congress does not mean the president will be removed from office since a trial in the U.S. Senate is expected to begin sometime next year.
The vote in many ways has divided the nation, over the charges that the 45th president abused the power of his office by enlisting a foreign government to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. The House then approved a second charge that he obstructed Congress in its investigation.
Trump is the third American president to be impeached.