President Donald Trump was acquitted on two articles of impeachment and dashed the hopes of Democrats trying to remove him from office.
In the wake of the Senate vote on Wednesday to clear the president on charges that he abused his power and obstructed Congress, Republicans celebrated with messages targeting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her many memorable performances through five months of hearings and investigations.
California Rep. Kevin McCarthy stuck it to Pelosi in a video mocking her now-infamous tearing up of Trump’s State of the Union speech.
“Acquitted for life,” the congressman said in the video posted just after the vote Wednesday.
Acquitted for life. pic.twitter.com/HgqBXwpoWK
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 5, 2020
McCarthy’s dig was also a reminder of Pelosi’s declaration that it would not matter what the Senate decided, Trump would never truly be acquitted. The California Democrat smugly fist-bumped Bill Maher last month after claiming impeachment was a “solemn,” “serious” and “sad” event.
“You are impeached forever,” she announced. “No matter what the Senate does, it can never be erased.”
Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson zinged the Speaker with a tweet offering her acquittal pens “just in case” she is “too torn up” to pass them out.
Just in case Speaker Pelosi is too torn up to hand out acquittal pens, I went ahead and picked some up for our exceptional #impeachment defense team. @Jim_Jordan @RepDLesko @RepRatcliffe @RepStefanik @RepMarkMeadows @RepLeeZeldin @RepDougCollins pic.twitter.com/dSybiT6l6d
— Rep. Mike Johnson (@RepMikeJohnson) February 5, 2020
Pelosi had treated the “somber” occasion of signing the articles of impeachment against Trump last month by gleefully handing out an obscene number of pens with her signature inscribed on them, a move even her fans at CNN found “jarring.”
Pieces of history in high demand https://t.co/qrOzFwKc7m
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) January 15, 2020
Rep. Bradley Byrne of Alabama also mocked Pelosi with a video.
“Last night, Nancy Pelosi tore up her version of the President’s State of the Union address,” the GOP lawmaker said, referring to Pelosi’s highly criticized move to get attention by ripping up her copy of the president’s speech after he had delivered it.
“These are the articles of impeachment. Here, Nancy,” Byrne said in the video, tearing up papers.
— Bradley Byrne (@BradleyByrne) February 5, 2020
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted a photo of himself signing a copy of the final judgment acquitting the president and former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka used it in his own message to Pelosi.
Try and rip this up @SpeakerPelosi.
Just try it. https://t.co/S28tWOLvhN
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) February 6, 2020
North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis got in on the fun, too:
— Thom Tillis (@ThomTillis) February 5, 2020
The hashtag #AcquittalForever also began to show up on Twitter as America got in on sticking it to Pelosi and her Democrats.
President @realDonaldTrump has been acquitted on both articles of impeachment.
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) February 5, 2020
Love the cacophony of exploding snowflake heads.#AcquittalForever
— Cynthia Mattes (@MattesCynthia) February 6, 2020
Democratic Party is no longer needed. President Trump filled all the “democratic “ goals: lowered taxes, low unemployment, border security , paid childcare leave, etc. Democrats not need to apply.
— sKeptiKa (@KeptiKa) February 5, 2020
— Women For Trump 2020 (@noliberalszone) February 5, 2020
— bt (@Shihtzuus) February 6, 2020
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