I don’t what the best thing about Donald Trump‘s Impeachment Inquiry is; the fact the President is finally being served justice, or the Twitter storm of literal laugh-out-loud moments and legendary memes that have resulted from the news (ok, to be ‘politically correct’, it’s the first).
Yesterday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House was launching a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Despite resisting calls particularly in the past, after a whistleblower complaint was made about Trump’s recent phone call with a foreign leader, the President is being accused of violating his oath of office for political gain. The hope is that he will be removed from office but early days suggest it may not happen just yet.
The process and inquiry lives in the House but it is the Senate that will decide if an impeachment is necessary. As best explained by the BBC, to be ‘impeached’ is to bring charges in Congress which will form the basis for a trial. The US constitution states a president “shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanours”. If there is sufficient evidence and there is a majority vote within the house, the President will go to trial where the Senate will vote for a conviction. 67 percent or two-thirds of the senate must vote against Trump for him to be removed from office in which case, the Vice President will take over. This result has never been seen in America’s history – but then again, we haven’t had a president like Trump before.
Naturally, Twitter was ready and the #ImpeachmentParty has begun. The memes are some of the best we’ve seen, so enjoy. Because if anything, the social media platform can make politics incredibly entertaining.
— 𝖓𝖆𝖓𝖆 𝖏𝖎𝖇𝖗𝖎𝖑 ☽♡☾ (@girlswithtoys) September 24, 2019
"WHO MADE THIS…"😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/rDar5t2eiM
— #RobinHood (@realrobinhood18) September 25, 2019
— Charlie K. Perkins (@PerKerry) September 24, 2019
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) September 24, 2019
Impeachment memes are off to a strong start 😂 pic.twitter.com/pqKWDk4QvB
— Adam O'Shea (@aoshea66) September 24, 2019
— Brittany (@brittanygazzola) September 25, 2019
Nancy Pelosi walking to the podium to finally announce impeachment pic.twitter.com/pHoV8tgLie
— Ira thee Third (@ira) September 24, 2019