House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Wednesday, and it inspired a number of reactions on social media.
What happened: Pelosi signed the articles at close to 5:40 p.m.
Speaker Pelosi: “Today, we will make history. When the managers walk down the hall, we will cross a threshold in history. Delivering articles of impeachment against the president of the United States for abuse of power and obstruction of the House.”
With my signature, the two articles of impeachment against President Trump will make their way to the Senate. #DefendOurDemocracy https://t.co/VV2KS6ekl4— Nancy Pelosi (@SpeakerPelosi) January 15, 2020
Reaction: Social media had a widespread reaction to the major and historic news.
Emailing them over as an attachment seems much easier to me pic.twitter.com/CIqAYkfssd— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 15, 2020
I was told there would be tissues and an emotional support porcupine pic.twitter.com/8hfRymAuLi— Siraj Hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) January 15, 2020
All three major cable news networks covering the delivery of the articles of impeachment live.— Niall Stanage (@NiallStanage) January 15, 2020
The Senate is receiving the articles of impeachment against President Trump today. We should not advance any more judicial nominees while we take on this solemn responsibility of the president’s trial for high crimes and misdemeanors.— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) January 15, 2020
Cameras starting to gather to document procession of House clerk to Senate to “exhibit” the articles of impeachment and formally notify the Senate that managers have been appointed— Lindsay Wise (@lindsaywise) January 15, 2020
This is the first of many ceremonial steps we’ll witness over next few days as we head to trial pic.twitter.com/SaltBIqTcK
Well, the spectacle goes on. The gaggle of media are surrounding the articles of impeachment and taking endless photos of them.— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 15, 2020
Today the House voted to transmit articles of impeachment against Pres Trump for abuse of power & obstruction of Congress. Senate must now work on bipartisan basis to conduct a full, fair & expeditious trial w/ relevant evidence & witnesses. The American people deserve the truth.— Senator Jack Reed (@SenJackReed) January 15, 2020
The snapping of cameras fills the room as Pelosi signs the articles of impeachment with multiple pens. She gave one to each impeachment manager as a symbol. pic.twitter.com/jjMRA6lQVL— Jazmine Ulloa (@jazmineulloa) January 15, 2020