“This is what the wrong side of history looks like,” Kimmel tweeted, showing a graphic of all the GOP Senators who voted not to call in additional witnesses.
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) January 31, 2020
51% of Republicans overrule 75% of Americans who wanted witnesses to appear at the trial. This is not how democracy should work. I hope the senate pays a price for this sham.
— Barbra Streisand (@BarbraStreisand) February 1, 2020
Dems feel about the senate trial the way Remainers in the UK feel about Brexit: We knew how it would end, we knew how bad the outcome would be, yet we felt powerless to stop it and are resigned to the worst people still getting to decide the direction of our country.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 31, 2020
Maher even declared that America “lost Democracy” following the Senate vote.
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) February 1, 2020
First time in the history of American jurisprudence that an indicted criminal who is proven guilty beyond any doubt is allowed to walk. A Republic if you can keep it.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 31, 2020
I am heartbroken. It’s like a death in the family. Only it’s a nation. https://t.co/YxJd7PWsEU
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 31, 2020
Now that Republicans have shown that they will defend trump no matter what he does, it’s time to get real about 2020. They have shown that they lie, cheat, and cover up. They will cheat in 2020. We must vote them out and vote in the super majority. Activate. Get people voting.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) February 1, 2020
Quick congratulations to the @GOP for successfully covering up Trump’s impeachable offenses and setting a dangerous precedent.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) January 31, 2020
MSNBC’s Joy Reid said it was not “a good day for democracy.”
This has not been a good day for democracy. https://t.co/ookhPLkNtL
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) January 31, 2020
Among other things, if Trump wins re-election in 2020, either Don Jr or Ivanka is a lock for the GOP nomination in 2024 and then you can *really* start using that "A Republic if you can keep it" quote.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) January 31, 2020
HuffPost's banner headline: "COVER-UP COMPLETE" pic.twitter.com/OeGX8xzkWM
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) January 31, 2020
CNN’s John Harwood said the GOP is now the “old Confederacy.”
of 51 Republican senators who voted to block John Bolton’s testimony in Trump impeachment trial, 25 represent states of the Confederacy during the Civil War
the old Confederacy represents the bulwark of the 21st century GOPhttps://t.co/GY3i0yE6ZS
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) February 1, 2020
Not presumably forever; not perhaps for a day after Nov. 3, 2020; not on every issue or in every way until then. But for the time being one has to say: We are all Democrats now.
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 1, 2020
Will I ever rejoin the GOP? No. Trump will leave office some day (I hope!), but he will leave behind a quasi-authoritarian party that is as corrupt as he is. The failure to call witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial revealed the GOP’s moral failure.https://t.co/emM4kCqKT4
— Max Boot (@MaxBoot) February 1, 2020
The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin even suggested abolishing the 17th amendment, which outlines the election of Senators.
I am totally rethinking the 17th Amendment
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) January 31, 2020
51 Senators voted for a cover-up.
51 Senators are loyal to a corrupt aspiring dictator instead of their country.
51 Senators will be remembered 4 this betrayal & nothing else.
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) February 1, 2020
No matter what happens on the outside, on the inside he always feels like a loser. https://t.co/u7iruZ3QBp
— David Frum (@davidfrum) February 1, 2020
What's happening in the Senate today is like if Barry Goldwater went to the White House in August 1974 to help with the Watergate coverup instead of urging Nixon to resign
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 31, 2020
Trump did the crime. Republican Party did the cover-up. #ImpeachmentTrialSham
— Cenk Uygur (@cenkuygur) February 1, 2020
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin glumly proclaimed that “Trump won” the impeachment battle against the Democrats.
“Trump won. I mean, you know, he’s going to win this trial,” Toobin said. “He won on the issue of witnesses, he’s going to get acquitted, and that’s how history will remember what went on here.”
BREAKING: After the Senate voted to not call any additional witnesses,
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin admitted:
“Trump won.” pic.twitter.com/UYymN7JnZm
— Tea Party Patriots (@TPPatriots) January 31, 2020