The president was struck with two articles of impeachment in a historic vote on Wednesday night, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
For the third time in American history, a sitting president has been impeached, and for the first time in history, celebrities have had social media to spout off about it.
And they did, albeit in somewhat subdued manner. Of course, that may be the proper response at this time, no matter their passion, because this is only one step in the process and it is not the step that would remove President Trump from office as many would like to see.
That would only happen after the process shifts over to the Senate for an actual trial with the Senators acting as a fair and impartial jury.
The GOP-led Senate where some Republicans like Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham have already said they have no intention of being fair an impartial because they've already made up their minds that this is a sham. Instead, they're seeking to have no witnesses, align their position with Trump's counsel and vote for acquittal as quickly as possible.
The president was struck with two articles of impeachment Wednesday night, abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. All of this comes after months of investigations and allegations that Trump pressured Ukraine into investigating the Biden family for personal political gain while withholding approved military aid.
So while Hollywood is celebrating this historic moment of impeachment, it is no guarantee at all that they'll get what many of them are hoping for, which is him removed from office. Conservatives were unable to remove Bill Clinton from office when he was impeached. Andrew Johson, the first president impeached, was also acquitted in a Senate trial.
In other words, this may be more a matter of putting the matter on the public record for Democrats -- or political jockeying for the upcoming election -- rather than an actual, tangible effort to see Trump removed from office. Certainly, the measure faces an uphill battle in an unfriendly Senate for liberal-minded voters (which includes much of Hollywood).
In the meantime, many celebrities are on the edges of their seats after Wednesday's historic vote and will likely remain perched there through the holiday break until the Senate picks this up early in the new year:
I GOT IN! I AM SEATED IN THE HOUSE GALLERY FRONT ROW WITNESSING HISTORY. CONGRESS IS ABOUT TO IMPEACH A LAWLESS, CRIMINAL PRESIDENT. I had to give my phone up, but will be back tonight and on the podcast to share what I witnessed.
The only thing that hurts is this country is divided by hatred fueled from people like you.. why don't u do better and give ya boy some advice on telling the truth, he's gonna need it. https://t.co/E8SlndHDHa
Don't gloat. Vote. 2 much depends on this next election. if u care about having health care with pre-existing conditions, if u care about having a habitable planet, if you care about the rule of law, if you care about lower prescription drugs, if you care about gun violence, vote pic.twitter.com/ZkCzqaeWfi
Now is a good time to thank - and if you can, donate to - the House Democrats in tough districts who did the right thing tonight. And thank you to everyone who worked so hard to get them there. https://t.co/ItlK4hAvzB
This President is not being Impeached because he's 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.
When the Founders conceived of impeachment, they feared presidents like Trump. And they imagined patriots like Justin Amash who understand that fealty to the constitution and the rule of law is much more important than cynically protecting political power.