Hollywood figures freaked out Wednesday after Senate Democrats’ amendments to bring forth witnesses at the outset of the Senate impeachment trial failed in a series of votes on Tuesday night.
“I know I shouldn’t be surprised by Mitch McConnell’s coverup, but still
I know I shouldn’t be surprised by Mitch McConnell’s coverup, but still it shocks me that a man who looks like a character from the beloved “The Wind in the Willows” can be so fucking corrupt!
— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) January 22, 2020
Indeed, “coverup” was the Hollywood left’s theme.
“Pound this message. Everyone! The senate is covering up for trump — so the senate is on trial — and democracy hangs in balance — everything else is strict bullshit,” said actor John Cusack. “Trial = witness and evidence – period.”
He later said “No evidence no witness no trial — Senate is covering up — democracy rule of law dying.”
No evidence no witness no trial –
Senate is covering up – democracy rule of law dying
— John Cusack (@johncusack) January 22, 2020
“If Republicans continue this coverup and establish this precedent for executive behavior, they’re concluding that Democrats could never elect a President as corrupt & delinquent as Donnie Trump. They may be right, but helluva dice roll,” said No Time to Die and Westworld star Jeffrey Wright.
If Republicans continue this coverup and establish this precedent for executive behavior, they’re concluding that Democrats could never elect a President as corrupt & delinquent as Donnie Trump. They may be right, but helluva dice roll.
— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) January 22, 2020
Day two of the Senate impeachment trial saw Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) present hours of opening arguments.
Schiff said more emails and witnesses will be revealed and that the “full truth” about the “scheme” and “corruption” of the Trump White House will be known.
For Hollywood, it was all about corruption or something.
“I thought deep down that conscience and integrity would move them when the moment of and for truth arrived. Tragically for our country, it was just a dream,” Seinfeld star Jason Alexander said.
I thought deep down that conscience and integrity would move them when the moment of and for truth arrived. Tragically for our country, it was just a dream.
— jason alexander (@IJasonAlexander) January 22, 2020
It was more of the same from Rob Reiner, Alec Baldwin wants President Trump impeached again, and Debra Messing says he’s “GUILTY AS CHARGED.”
Republicans can’t allow Witnesses. Witnesses=Trump is done.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) January 22, 2020
Impeach Trump again.
— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) January 22, 2020
GUILTY AS CHARGED. @realDonaldTrump https://t.co/xiedWDdM4j
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) January 22, 2020
Follow the freakout below.
The way Schiff is methodically laying out how the president extorted an ally in exchange for help with his re-election, you’d almost think it was an impeachable offense.
— Michael Ian Black (@michaelianblack) January 22, 2020
jfc what is the Senate even doing at this point? He just confessed fer chrissakes https://t.co/EKbEnXkSfr
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 22, 2020
When a criminal confesses, we should listen to him. https://t.co/NeFW6dkRUh
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) January 22, 2020
Mitch McConnell is only permitting senators to drink water and milk during the impeachment trial. I’d say he chose milk because he wanted to make White Russians, but there’s already enough of those in the room.
— Chelsea Handler (@chelseahandler) January 22, 2020
In the wake of more coronavirus cases, the Chinese government, fearful that the truth might cause widespread unrest, has suppressed vital evidence, silenced party members willing to speak the truth, and kept the press at bay.
Exactly like the GOP in the Senate.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 22, 2020
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