Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives

United States President Donald J. Trump Departs for a Keep America Great Rally in Battle Creek, Michigan

Donald Trump has been impeached. The House of Representatives cast their votes yesterday evening, after a day full of “debate” on the House floor. The vote went almost entirely on party lines. The first article of impeachment, abuse of power, got a 230-197 vote. The second article of impeachment, obstruction of Congress, got a 229-198 vote. Russian stooge Tulsi Gabbard voted “present” because Putin wants chaos.

No one is sure when Speaker Pelosi will send the articles of impeachment over to the Senate for the trial. While we should enjoy this moment – a well-deserved impeachment! – we should also recognize that there will be so many shenanigans in the weeks and months to come. As soon as Pelosi sends this to the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will turn the whole process into a complete sham. Not that he even needs to – to remove the president from office, a two-thirds majority would be needed. And that’s not happening with the current incarnation of Russo-Republicans. So Pelosi is threatening to delay sending the articles of impeachment to the Senate for several weeks.

Donald Trump claimed that he would not be watching anything on Impeachment Day. He lied. He was tweeting throughout the day and basically having yet another bonkers meltdown.

He was also very focused on the fact that John Dingell’s widow (who is in her late husband’s congressional seat now) voted for impeachment. In his unhinged Nazi rally last night, he whined about Debbie Dingell and said her husband is probably in hell. WOW.

Rep. Debbie Dingell’s response:

Jesus. The cruelty of Trump, my God.

Politico’s sources said that Trump “is taking impeachment incredibly personally…viewing it as a direct attack on him,” as opposed to taking it as a political necessity for all the crimes he committed. This Politico story makes a really good point too – Trump is so stupid and small-minded and egotistical that all he can focus on right now is how much people hate him and how he got impeached. He spent all day whining about it privately and publicly, because he’s a f–king child. He can’t even govern or try to do anything work-related, because he’s so focused on maintaining his own cult of personality and tending to his bruised ego.

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  1. AmyB says:

    I am sure this will never pass in the Senate, but at least there will forever be this mark on his presidency. Watching Donald Trump get elected to our Presidency and then witnessing the chaos that has endued has been downright depressing for me! However, I am even more sad for the divisive political climate of our country today, it’s something I have never experienced before in all my years…I only pray for healing and peace if that is possible!

    • PPP says:

      And that is why Pelosi is holding off the vote:
      https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/15/house-democratic-leaders-impeachment-vote-047136

      It’s pretty masterful. The Republicunts won’t be able to spin it as a victory and it will absolutely derange Trump to have this dangling over his head.

      • Sierra says:

        Someone please award Nancy the Nobel Prize, she is a genius.

      • Allergy says:

        Pelosi is amazing.

      • BeanieBean says:

        That’s a two-month-old article. They had the vote, they impeached yesterday, next step is to send it to the Senate for trial. That’s what may or may not happen immediately.

      • AnnaKist says:

        A trophy for PPP, please, for the fifth word in the second paragraph…! 😂😂😂

      • Elizabeth says:

        That’s from October PPP. But Pelosi is holding leverage over the Senate because she refused Wednesday to say when she’d send them the articles of impeachment and McConnell had a temper tantrum. She knows what’s up, she always has, the question is whether she finds it politically expedient or not. She is all about strategy but she’s also a very rich old white woman and she doesn’t have the profound moral compass of someone like Maxine Walters.

        https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5dfb8d34e4b0eb2264d58c2a

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Laurence Tribe, and other pundits, are saying that The House (who sets their own rules, as does The Senate) can hold onto the Articles of Impeachment as long as they want to. They don’t even NEED to send it over for trial (esp. as the senators, who have to take a SEPARATE OATH swearing to be impartial/fair, have already stated PUBLICLY, ON RECORD, that they will vote to acquit, and do not want to hear ANYTHING else as it’s already a done deal, as far as they are concerned.

        Personally, I think The House SHOULD hold onto the Articles for a few months, let this hang over republiTHUG primaries…put some heat on them with their races/constiuents. Let it drive Orangulini crazy. Maybe he’ll stroke out. (Sorry, not sorry…wouldn’t wish anyone harm in “normal” times, but this lunatic is a danger to us AND the world!).

      • Raina says:

        She’s smart to wait. Wait as long as possible. Destroy any peace of mind the criminal rapist has left. Pray for prison.

        ….(Trump, crunching up his squinty evil eyes)…
        This is a total total witch hunt worse than any hunt that’s ever happened. This is the worst thing that’s happened to anybody. Nobody has been treated more unfairly than me in the entire universe of the beginning of all time. I get it, I can’t do my crimes without a witch hunt maybe. Maybe I can. They’re out for blood. Sad. Little do they know I have. I blood in my veins, just orange juice. The do nothing Dems don’t realize this. Juice. Look, I’m a good guy. Maybe everyone knows that. Maybe not. I like skittles….

      • Oui oki says:

        Elizabeth why is that even relavent here? How’s pelosi doing anything typical of white women? What would Maxine waters do better? Maxine is also old so wouldn’t they have similar net worths if they’ve had similar careers?
        It’s a good move by pelosi. She’s been awesome lately. She kind of outshines the democratic primary, for better or worse

      • Gaah says:

        IMHO I think the tax returns, no matter what they show, will b e too complicated to convince the people who need convincing. The Dems should push the narrative that he won’t show his returns and what is he hiding?? They should start throwing out implied transgressions and fears on his part and it will probably be more effective than the actual returns. If people had trouble understanding the Mueller report and didn’t care about his penalty for cheating his charity, they won’t care or understand his tax returns.

    • Nic919 says:

      Pelosi needs to hold on to this over the holidays and frankly until a decision is made about releasing the tax returns by the USSC. It will drive dump crazy and anything that does that is a good thing.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Supreme Court unless it expedites could be as late as June, which is ridiculous given the importance of this case. But there is likely to be other evidence turning up, and maybe pressure on the witnesses who have not yet come forward. He’s weakened and they may decide to err on the side of their post-Trump careers.

      • Megan says:

        SCOTUS would have turned down the case if they did not intend to rule in Trump’s favor. We will never see his tax returns.

      • Tourmaline says:

        I see the tax returns as a big nothing and am not holding my breath about it at all. Yeah they will show bad bad stuff –but SO much bad bad stuff about Trump finances is already out there already. In October 2018 the New York Times released a major, intensive article detailing all the sketchy tax schemes Trump engaged in for decades. I don’t know why anyone thinks the tax returns release will be some bombshell that changes the game one bit. Will his base be horrified that he didn’t pay his fair share? No they think it’s brilliant of him.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Can see all the negativity about the tax returns and other financials, plus the delay means more time for Trump to potentially put another judge on the court.

        I guess the speculation revolves around who lent him how much money, given that he was shunned by most banks. He is a rotten person all on his own, but is there a specific reason Putin yields so much power over him given that Trump was too much of a dummy to figure out how to destabilize the EU and NATO on his own, nor would he care either way.

        It remains remarkable that his federal returns, or some portion of them, have not been leaked.

      • Snappyfish says:

        SCOTUS needs to find an egregious defect in the lower court ruling in order to “suspend” the production of his taxes. The majority opinion of the lower court goes all the way back to when Thommy Jeff had to turn over his taxes in 1804. I see them upholding the lower court & off to SDNY goes the information. I would like a nice 7-2 or even a 9-0 because there is NO legal argument to allow him to continue hiding his taxes. Which, remember, HE said he would turn over!

      • Nic919 says:

        Those are my thoughts snappyfish. The requirement to produce them upon to request by congress is clear and unassailable. Roberts is not going to create new law to save this fool. And dump is always obvious. He’s not producing them because they have a link to Russia, something that the old tax returns haven’t shown, since they never got a hold of the returns when he had to start going through Deutsch bank.

        What has surprised me is the lack of a leak. In theory someone like Assange should have worked to release them, but of course he was always a Russian asset.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      The most depressing part is that even after all this came to light, there are still many, many, many racists who continue to support him. Trump has made me hate my fellow Americans. But I guess I was living in denial in thinking there weren’t enough a-holes in American to elect someone like Trump? And maybe I should be grateful that Trump’s election brought to light just how many truly awful people live in the USA? So, um, thanks?

  2. Some chick says:

    He. Is. A. Sociopath.

    In his world, everyone but him is a NPC. (Non Player Character.) He is playing Grand Theft Auto with America. SAD!

  3. Bettyrose says:

    Now what to do with all my ITMFA swag? Need me a sharpie to add ^”I”mprison.

  4. Original T.C. says:

    I don’t care if the GOP protects him from being removed, he has been impeached and will always have an asterisk on his Presidency. Furthermore what he did was wrong, he is a clear and present danger to our Democratic form of government. Not impeaching him would be saying that his corruption and malfeasance is not a big deal. Sometimes you just have to do the right thing regardless of the cost otherwise how do you look at yourself in the mirror each day?

    • naomipaige99 says:

      ++++1

    • HK9 says:

      All of this.

    • lucy2 says:

      I listened to a couple of representatives in moderate to conservative districts, and they all said the same thing, and voted YES. We simply can’t stand by and not do it, for national security and the future of this country. It won’t lead to his removal, but it had to be done regardless.
      My rep is one of those, he squeaked out a win and likely may lose if they find a decent challenger, but he did what was right. I’m proud of him, and wrote a letter thanking him.

      • Original T.C. says:

        Great idea @Lucy2 to send letters of thanks to our representatives who stood up for rule of law by voting for impeachment. I will do the same!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Yes, this is an important moment in history. It is vital that a stand is taken and that it is documented in the strongest terms that his actions are unacceptable.

    • E.B. Mann says:

      Pretty sure they have no reflections. *hiss, hiss*

  5. Swack says:

    Read an article last night where some congressperson made a stack of all the bills the house passed, took a picture and put it up on twitter, I think, in rebuke of Trump saying the Dems are do nothings. Newsweek had an article on it.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      Some Republicans had the nerve, the “sheer unmitigated gall” (how did that become the phrase?) to say the impeachment hearings distracted Trump from doing the work of governing.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      That’s a good way to illustrate their point (taking the photo of bills). I’m off to find the article!

  6. Becks1 says:

    I saw this morning that it was the most votes ever for an article of impeachment. So, Trump did “win” at something, I guess?

    We all know that he’s not going to be removed, but this is still huge, and sends a resounding message to Trump about how people feel about him. He can rally all he wants, he’s bothered by this and ticked and unhinged.

    And this is why elections matter. This is why midterms are so important. We were able to give Pelosi enough of a margin in the House that we could do this.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      I would have thought that the Democrats could use the republican senators support for this impeachable behaviour against him during the 2020 election…..force them to support all of Donald trump’s bad behaviour and then use it against them.

      Just like they did at the mid terms, even though we all knew there was no way to block Kavanaugh’s rise to the SCOTUS, they (Dems), still used his nomination to bludgeon Donald Trump/repub party with women in that election.

      Dems should do the same with impeachment.

  7. Becks1 says:

    Oh also, they were talking about this on MSNBC last night – none of the Republicans were denying Trump’s actions. None of them were saying he didn’t do it. They were just saying it wasn’t REALLY an abuse of power, it was really okay.

    that is not going to age well.

    • mac says:

      Republicans don’t care how things age. They want to amass power and wealth and will protect their gains at any cost.

    • Mellie says:

      I loved how they (a couple of republicans), compared Trump to Jesus and this situation to Pearl Harbor. Seriously?? I lol’d at that. If you can say those things with a straight face then you probably are a slime-ball.

      • Snappyfish says:

        When Loudermilk of GA went down the Jesus rabbit hole I tweeted to him that the only thing Trump had in common with Jesus was hookers & ghost writers.

      • Esmom says:

        I missed that but I saw someone ask for a “moment of silence” for all the voters who elected Trump. My mouth was just hanging open as they stood up and acted so solemn. I wish the Dems hadn’t been silent but they always take the high road. Nancy warning Dems not to cheer at the end with a stern look was priceless!

        I also wanted to scream, every time they mentioned “the will” of the 63 million people who elected him. What about the millions MORE who didn’t elect him!!? Their stunts and shenanigans and lies were astounding and infuriating to watch.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Snappyfish – hookers and ghostwriters, LOL.

        Esmon – Nancy’s look was great! I assume she knew even a short video clip of Democrats cheering could be used in Trump campaign ads, too.

      • Jerusha says:

        Colbert noted that Jesus didn’t have to write a big, fat check to Mary Magdalene.

    • Baby Jane says:

      This is actually their best (and overall a decent) argument. The inherent power of the presidency has only expanded over time. There have been periodic interventions (like the impotent War Powers Act) but, by and large, the power of the president is so bloated compared to the original constitutional intent of the office, and has been long before this president. Check out the “imperial presidency” to see why this Republican argument is actually sound and potentially a successful defense against the charges levied in the impeachment articles. Personally, I find the president’s behavior and policies abhorrent, but that does not negate the validity of the Republican argument when comparing these charges to the historical trend of the office.

  8. aquarius64 says:

    It’s a sad day in my country that started when a technicality called the Electoral College put Trump-enstein in power. He didn’t win the popular vote. There were protests in certain cities in the U.S. that were pro-impeachment. If Trump is not bounced by the Senate, his acquittal could be the rallying cry for voters to fire Trump via ballot box in November.

    • Some chick says:

      The electoral “college” needs to go away. Not to mention gerrymandering.

      It will never happen. Because the undeserving powerful need to have those strings to pull.

      Hillary Clinton won the popular vote.

  9. grumpyterrier says:

    Does this actually even have any ramifications? Or it will just get glazed over and things will continue as usual?

    • Bookworm says:

      Nothing will happen. Clinton was impeached too but not removed.

    • Swack says:

      Ramifications to this will happen if it effects him not getting a second term. Also, once out of office, if he is charged and convicted of a federal crime, from what I read, he cannot be pardoned.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      He’s still president, but he’s a weakened president. Republicans still hold the Senate, but they are in a somewhat weaker position for mounting a quick show trial. And from what I’ve read too, Swack, he can’t be pardoned. Nixon quit because he was a smart if corrupt person, as opposed to Trump being a dumb and corrupt person, and the Republicans presented the pardon option as they knew once the tapes came out, impeachment was a sure thing.

      Nah, Trump will just keep going on getting more maniacal, desperate and authoritarian. But he was likely to either way, especially the ‘authoritarian’ part. How will his many enablers keep enabling is the question. But who is going to jump at the chance to work for, or run with, an impeached president? To be determined…

      Meanwhile, House Democrats look great – they conducted themselves professionally and emphasized all the right themes of a Constitution-based democracy, checks-and-balances, and national security, and most important they got great results. Pelosi has more power including over her incoming progressive members, and she expressed her appreciation for them in particular.

      It’s not morning in America and right-wing judges keep getting installed – this is the Republican long game and the only real one they have – but it’s not midnight either.

    • Murphy says:

      Nothing will happen but it was still worth it to piss him off.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        It’s not a ‘nothing’ except in the (unfortunately, most significant) context of the Senate refusing to convict and remove him, but impeachment has value in and of itself – it was designed that way.

  10. Rhys says:

    I’ve never seen America divided like this. As an immigrant I’ve always thought of the country as warm, welcoming and tolerant. Because that’s how I always felt here. It’s very hard for me to understand why any American would not only vote for someone like Trump, but continue to genuinely support him after everything he’s said and done.

    • Some chick says:

      Most of us don’t. I welcome you, Rhys.

    • AmyB says:

      @Rhys – you are not alone. I am constantly in awe of the fact that this unhinged, mentally unstable narcissist still has supporters. Mind you, I am quite independent in my political views and have voted for both Republican and Democratic nominees in the past. This isn’t necessarily about the Republican party for me (well, some of it is, b/c they continue to support him lol). I just dislike Trump on a very personal level – I feel he is a morally corrupt man that has no business running our country. Period.

      • naomipaige99 says:

        I agree. The only reason he’s where he is is because he fixed the election. I have no doubt in my mind. Our Country is a laughing stock. Please continuously laugh at us that we have this schmuck running/ruining our Country.

      • Allie says:

        The actions of the USA have too much consequence on global policies and economy for all of this to be funny. Trump, the Republicans and his voters did not also ruin the USA, they take their (now estranged) allies and economical partners down with them.
        It is really shocking to see that so many US-Americans have no clue about this.

    • Becks1 says:

      most don’t support him. I know that sounds meaningless, but its not. His supporters are just very very loud, and the republicans in power – honestly, I think McConnell hates him – but they like being able to do whatever they want, which Trump lets them do.

      Michael Moore (I know) said the day after the election in 2016 – remember that 3 million more americans voted for Hillary than Trump. He is NOT the majority of americans. He won bc of an outdated system (if it was ever a good system.) More Americans disapprove of Trump than approve of him.

      • Allie says:

        This system is still outdated. He might easily win again.

      • Vava says:

        I think McConnell hates him, too. He’s just using Trump to push the agenda.

      • Oui oki says:

        Becks, good point. I’ll add that almost half of the population (45 percent of eligible voters) did not vote at all. Plus those too young, ex felons, undocumented immigrants, new immigrants who aren’t yet citizens.
        Of legal voters 55% voted, less than half for trump so that’s less than 23% of all the voters, and therefore an even smaller percentage of all people in the us.
        Less than a quarter of adults!

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Exactly Rhys. That’s the heavy and bewildering burden sane Americans carry every day. I lost faith in this country 2016. And I honestly had no idea how many delusional and crappy people we had as our neighbors living from coast to coast. And what’s worse? It’s just as you said. After everything he has said. After everything he has posted. After everything he has done. Those who continue to support do so much more than that. They crush my hope for civility and humanity. They’re monsters. And they can’t be saved because they live where he lives. The land of hate.

      • Esmom says:

        This pretty much sums up how I feel, Mabs. I’m just sickened at what Fox News (because I believe they are one of the main culprits in the rise of Trump) has wrought.

    • deezee says:

      Really? As a Canadian that has grown up beside the US, I have never seen the States “as warm, welcoming and tolerant.” Individuals, sure there are many great ones, but as a whole, they have always come across as isolationist and prideful to the point of near xenophobia.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        As someone who grew up in the US and is now Canadian, I try to see “both sides.”

        During periods in which the States welcome immigration, the culture is more prone toward helping everyone ‘blend’ into more of a common (if more nationalistic) identity. Canadian culture and a policy supportive of multi-culturalism leads to less nationalism and more pluralism. Someone immigrating to the US will wind up with a very different sense of ‘belonging’ than someone immigrating to Canada. I see America as being more of an ingratiating, in-your-face host in certain periods, and Canada as being more of a “polite host.”

        And, as in the US, Canadian power structures need to become much more diverse, and there are big differences between urban centres and rural areas.

        I don’t know if we can judge either as better or worse; it’s just different. Canada does its share of rejecting people who are different, neglecting and mistreating its native peoples, and not dealing with its own brand of racism. There’s a lot of passive-aggressive behavior toward members of minority groups, and insular employment practices that shut people out. There’s a lot of “how do I say your [funny/weird] name, it’s so ha-ard” and a lot of “where do you come from, no, I mean REALLY come from?” as a way of other-izing people. (And don’t tell me that’s only showing a polite interest; it’s the Canadian version of the Southern “You’re not from around here, are you.”)

        The USA is more militaristic and violent, and swings back and forth between isolationism and throwing its weight around on the world stage. Canada is quieter and more steady and centrist, and originated the idea of global peacekeeping. When the USA is good it can be great, but until it works out its problems with racism, it will stay preoccupied with these horrible internal battles.

        Still, survey after survey show that most Americans are moderate, live-and-let-live people — becoming, like Canadians, less religious and more socially progressive. The governments are warped by some archaic institutions (such as the Electoral College), by the role of big money in politics, and by that ongoing pressure to keep black people from having their vote. The country hasn’t had actual representative government in some time; if they did they’d have some form of universal health care.

        On the other hand, Doug Ford was voted in as premier of Ontario. Also just a friend of the fat cats (and one himself). Also not broadly representative.

    • No Doubt says:

      It is still baffling to me that a reality tv host is the president. How did we get here? I’d choose just about anyone over that oaf. What’s more crazy is people still whole-heartedly support and love him. He still has a large, dedicated fanbase. I hate to say this, but I think he will get a second term. Impeachment means nothing in the long run.

      • AmyB says:

        @No Doubt – that is my sentiment EXACTY !!! He was a reality TV fixture and a businessman (yes, a sucessful, wealthy one at that, I will never take that away from him although he did declare bankruptcy several times I believe). But in terms of politcal background/experience or education? NOTHING!! He simply stood up there and said what people wanted to hear who have been so angry with the politcal system for so long!! And I as I said in my earlier post, I think Trump is a horrible person period. He cheated on his multiple wives, bribed porn stars, lied about it, has made disgusting inappropriate comments about his own daughter (let’s not forget that “grab em by the “p***y comment), and has no moral compass that I can see, and don’t get me started on his mental unstablility and narcissism.

  11. naomipaige99 says:

    YES! We won the first round. DT was impeached. Always remember that a WOMAN was the one who took him down. Dt’s worst nightmare has come true! Nancy Pelosi is my hero!!!!!!!

    I know we’re probably going to lose everything else, but this is huge. It’s huge that we impeached DT. He thought he was invincible, but turns out that he’s just a loudmouthed baby Huey!

  12. Aang says:

    Gabbard voted “present” which means she’s positioning herself for a third party run. She is trash and will likely re-elect trump.

    • Who ARE These People? says:

      She is trash indeed. I hope people like Bernie Sanders find a way to take her down. He knows a thing or two about spoiling an election. On the other hand, does she stand a chance of really becoming that popular? She won’t be in tonight’s debate, her support from Russia is more obvious,… I guess it comes down to the old micro-targeting of possible independent voters in key districts, just as in 2016.

    • Christin says:

      Not having the ability and/or willingness to vote “yes” or “no” on such a significant matter ought to disqualify her from serving in any public office.

      I realize it doesn’t, but when I saw that “1″ showing up in the “present” column last night (later finding out it was her – not a surprise), that’s what I thought.

      • Who ARE These People? says:

        Truly. She should have just not shown up or said she was sick. She was trying to make a statement with that “present.” How annoying.

  13. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    What the holy f#ck. That transcript is the ramblings of a psychopathic animal. Put him in a small, windowless black room with one votive per day. Water. And seaweed. Hopefully he’ll emerge behind a walker with new tennis balls too. These crazy psycho criminals and their warped delusions of superiority make me sick.

    • boredblond says:

      Don’t forget that toilet that he flushes 15 times..he’s the jim Jones controlling the jonestown/repub congress–comparing him to Jesus and gripping their kool-aid cups. Watching his followers cheer his cruel and hate filled garbage is horribly frightening.

  14. Amy Too says:

    His whole rant about Debbie Dingle just shows that he lives his life by the standard of quid pro quo/bribery/buy offs. Because he “gave the order” (more like, didn’t hold up a thing that happens anyways) for the flags to be put at half mast to honor a dead congressman, he thinks that he should get 100% loyalty from the Dingle family for the rest of his life. The profuse “thank you” and major expressions of gratitude from a grieving widow are not enough of a pay off for not obstructing the thing that is supposed to be done anyways whenever a congressperson dies. No, he needs absolute loyalty for life, to the point of perjuring yourself, or selling your soul, or voting against your conscience and best judgement. And was it a big serious thing to put those flags down? Did he personally grab a ladder, climb the rotunda, and put the flag down? What’s the difference between an A+ half mast flag job and a C or D flag job? He just makes no sense ever and every time he opens his mouth he reinforces to the world that the one and only standard he lives by is quid pro quo. How does he think any of these anecdotes are helping to defend his character?

    • Mabs A'Mabbin says:

      Everything is rated. One to ten. A, b, c, d. He’s a child.

    • Bella DuPont says:

      And then insinuates that her husband is most likely in hell…..(not heaven as she hopes).

      Just an out and out bitch.

      • Giddy says:

        I’ve never seen anything as crazy as that stream of consciousness ramble, and I’ve spent the last two weeks trying to get my brother in law out of a hospital psych unit. I’ve witnessed a lot of sad, mixed up people, but none with the focused hatred and cruelty that Trump shows. How anyone can read that and still support this tyrant is beyond me.

      • Bella DuPont says:

        @ Giddy

        Because the personal cruelty and hatred they’ve spent their lives hiding, has finally been validated and is now even cool.

        They used to have to hide it. Trump has reversed that and they are deeply grateful to him for it.

      • Tourmaline says:

        @Bella DuPont – exactly, you said it so well.

      • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

        Those with little to no self-esteem/self-worth must put other people down (in every way, esp. cruelly) to feel important, to “embiggen” themselves in the way they *feel* they should be.

    • Erinn says:

      “His whole rant about Debbie Dingle just shows that he lives his life by the standard of quid pro quo/bribery/buy offs.”

      This is exactly what I was thinking. He’s literally going on about how he did her a solid and expected her to pay that back.

    • Nic919 says:

      He’s a monster but that probably lost him Michigan, which he didn’t really have in the first place.

  15. Lightpurple says:

    And he can’t even get things right when he attacks dead people.
    The President has no authority over who lies in state in the rotunda, Congress does.
    Once again, he tries to usurp the power of Nancy Pelosi, Goddess Speaker of the House.
    And that pin she wore yesterday was a mini Mace of the Republic, a weapon that can only be wielded on her orders.
    I was hoping she would send it after Doug Collins and Steve Scalise yesterday.

  16. Middle of the road says:

    1000 years from now our great great grandchildren will be in history class and the only thing that will be remembered from Trump’s presidency is he was impeached. Probably unsuccessfully (let’s be real here), but it’ll be his scarlet letter on his presidency. Nothing else will matter now.

  17. Ana says:

    Meanwhile Melania is all: I don’t care, do U?

  18. My3cents says:

    Christmas came early.

  19. Ann says:

    Yesterday was a good day for America and the world. I’m trying real hard not to read his supporters responses because they are too far removed from reality to let it ruin what is truly a great moment for all of us. Our president is a rapist, and a racist, and a liar, and a cheat and pretty much every bad thing imaginable, and he has been impeached. All of us who voted blue last year made this moment happen and I’m proud of all of us. Let’s keep it going next year. It’s very clear that we need to make flipping Senate a priority next year because there is a real possibility we could get another 4 years and another impeachment. Stay fired up people!

    If any of my fellow Arizona people see this Mark Kelly is running against McSally. This should be an easy seat to get because we didn’t vote for her in the first place but we can’t take any chances. Donate. Volunteer. Be a voice for positive change.

    And one last thing: big ol’ F YOU to Tulsi. I don’t necessarily believe she is a Russian agent but she sure as hell is an asset, and an obstructionist brat masquerading as a democrat when she is anything but. Fingers crossed she takes the cushy job at fox that she’s clearly angling for and doesn’t run 3rd party like she said she wouldn’t, but little ms. Present is a reckless fool so I have a feeling she’ll be our next Jill Stein.

  20. otaku fairy.... says:

    What Maxine Waters said about this situation for Trump is so true.

  21. JanetFerber says:

    Hallelujah!!!!!! This makes me surer that God exists and is watching our human troubles and will help us to smite the evil from our land. Amen.

  22. Jerusha says:

    And, in a hissy fit, trump has USDA remove Wakanda from the list of USA’s free trade partners.
    https://twitter.com/bbcworld/status/1207594386823008257?s=21
    https://twitter.com/frnsys/status/1207316829481385984?s=21

    • BeanieBean says:

      I think I need to go back to bed. I cannot believe what I just read.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Oh my goodness…he brings us unending shame. I’m mortified. And its the BBC website.

      It wasn’t enough to be laughed at by world leaders, now this. So embarrassing.

  23. adastraperaspera says:

    Good news for the survival of our Republic! This is a critical step in restoring our balance of powers and inspiring citizens to come out and vote for Democratic candidates in 2020!

  24. EscapedConvent says:

    The very idea that Trumpty Dumpty would suggest that anyone else is in Hell strikes me almost speechless. But I have enough speech left to say that I’m sure Hell wouldn’t have him.

    • Betsy says:

      I can’t think of too many people I lived in the same time as that I would wish to go to hell, but he is one of them.

  25. Dani says:

    It doesn’t even matter. He won’t be removed. He will continue on to reelection, and we will have four more years. Hang tight.

    • Vava says:

      I disagree. It does matter. He’s got impeachment on his record and that will forever taint his name in the history books.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      It does matter. He thought he was invincible, and that nobody and nothing could touch him. He was proven wrong. Not only that…… a WOMAN took him down. That is crushing him right now. That is one of his worst nightmares coming true!!

      NANCY PELOSI IS MY HERO!!!!

  26. tmbg says:

    He is the dung that won’t flush. Will he ever go away? How can his Kool-Aid drinkers look at him and think he’s fit for office? I can’t believe America is full of so many stupid idiots.

    • naomipaige99 says:

      It’s like the Republicans are so afraid of him. They are too scared to speak out against him, so they praise he every action. They don’t want to be torn apart on Twitter like he does to everyone who dares to say a word about him.

  27. Madpoe says:

    For all those that voted for this man-child, I wish for one day of exile to you. You put this orange stain on our red, white and blue. America deserved better!

    • naomipaige99 says:

      +1.

      What is still shocking and will continue to be shocking to me is all the woman that voted for this pathetic excuse for a man after all the awful things she’s said about women. How can you explain to your daughters how you voted for this beast all of the disgusting things that t he has said.??

      • Jerusha says:

        Because those pathetic women think those remarks are aimed at people like you and me. You know, godless, liberal, headed for hell trump hating Democrats. Not for god fearing, trump worshipping(same thing)”Christians” like them.

  28. Andrea says:

    My father who hadn’t voted for a Republican since Reagan voted for Trump and it all has to do with his money and Trump being a fellow New Yorker. My dad is retired and doesn’t want an inheritance tax on me nor does he want to be taxed heavily. It is simple why some voted for him:greed and selfserving interests.

    • Christin says:

      This inheritance tax talking point baffles me. Do people realize that the gift/estate tax point has been steadily raised from $1M to now OVER $11M, over the past several years – starting prior to this administration. The Orange’s “tax cut” last year actually DOUBLED the amount, from $5.5M to over $11M in a single year!

      In most parts of the country, a $5+ estate is a rarity, let alone $11B, especially when there are ways to structure certain assets to bypass being counted in the estate. This is just another way the so-called tax cut benefitted the uber-wealthy.

  29. Yeeee says:

    Yassss! Christmas came early!!! We’ll see if the coward Senate Republicunts will do their job!

  30. TG says:

    Anyone see footage from Trump’s rally yesterday? He walked through a Christmas arch that said ‘Merry Christmas 2020′ Um..it’s 2019.

    As much as I’d like to see him go down I tend to agree wth these progressive pundits
    https://youtu.be/mdF_Pl23zO0

  31. What a wonderful day this is! (Swear, almost lost it yesterday but we did it.) Phase 1, lol, not really ….complete. Phase 2 is to make sure he is voted out. Keep the House, get the Senate. After that, lastly, make sure his traitor tots never hold a place of power again. THANK YOU CB and Kaiser for coverage. Thanks to all here for such amazing thoughts, words and actions. You are all amazing, Waiting for a day off to go through all the comments here, can’t wait. LOVE.

  32. The Recluse says:

    And I have read that now that he has been impeached Drumpf cannot be pardoned! Ha!