Republican Senator Mitt Romney is being praised as a ‘republican with honor’ and a ‘decent, courageous man’ as celebrities slam the acquittal of President Donald Trump.
Bette Middler, Alyssa Milano, Cher and Mark Hamill were among the celebs to take to social media after Trump was acquitted on the two articles of impeachment against him.
They criticized Republican senators who they branded as ‘cowards and fools’ for siding with Trump.
Senator Romney was the only Republican senator to vote to convict Trump on the abuse of power charge.
Cher (pictured) called President Trump an ‘imitation of a man’ as she criticized his acquittal
Cher blasted the President in her impeachment and State of the Union tweets
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano tweeted that Senator Romney was ‘courageous’ for choosing to vote to convict Trump of the abuse of power charge at his impeachment trial
‘Run, #Mitt, RUN!!’ wrote actress Bette Midler after praising House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for tearing up the president’s speech following last night’s State of the Union.
‘Last night? Too bad Nancy didn’t tear that speech into little, teeny, tiny pieces and throw that blizzard of lies right back in his face!’
Midler later took another hit at Republican senators naming them the ‘good old U.S.S.R’.
Actress and activist Alyssa Milano, an outspoken critic of Trump, added praise for Romney while bashing the remaining Republican senators: ‘Thank you for doing what’s right, @MittRomney. History will remember you as a decent, courageous, man among cowards and fools.’
Comedian Chelsea Handler wrote that Republican senators were ‘an embarrassment’ for ‘voting for more coverups, and more crimes’ while singer Cher went directly for Trump saying that he is ‘the most vengeful illiterate, limp, imitation of a man ever’.
More praise for Romney came from comedian Jimmy Kimmel, Star Trek actor George Takei and anti-Trump activist and actress Rosie O’Donnell, who called Romney ‘one republican with honor’.
‘Thank you demonstrating at this trial what integrity looks like, Senator Romney,’ wrote George Takei, adding praise for Democratic senators who made an 11th hour decision to vote along party lines despite facing tough reelection races.
Rosie O’Donnell called Romney ‘one republican with honor’ after he voted to convict Trump
Hailey Bieber (pictured) was among the angry celebs who mourned the impeachment result
Hailey Bieber said ‘can not believe this’ on Instagram on hearing of Trump’s acquittal
‘I’d like to thank the Democratic senators who face tough re-election races in states that Trump won who, like Mitt Romney, voted to do the right thing and convict this criminal of a president. They are examples of courage and principle over politics as well’ he said.
Takei had tweeted some days previous about the GOP-run Senate claiming that they hoped to ‘suppress the truth’.
Star Wars actor Mark Hamill claimed that the outcome would have been different if the vote was secret, praising Romney for putting ‘country over party’.
Romney critics were also active with Trump counselor Kelly Anne Conway reminding her followers that the senator ‘is not President’ and that he lost his 2012 presidential campaign against Barack Obama.
‘More importantly: Mitt Romney won 206 electoral votes & is not President. Donald Trump won 304 electoral votes & is President.
‘#AcquittedForever,’ she added.
Trump’s eldest children were quick to celebrate his victory with Ivanka tweeting a picture of herself standing in front of an American flag wearing a USA hat.
The first daughter added that the ‘best was is yet to come!’
‘This factional fever and incoherent, ill-conceived process has finally ended and the President has rightfully been acquitted. It is time for our Country to move forward. Together,’ she wrote on Twitter.
‘POTUS has accomplished so much and is just getting started.’
Ivanka Trump tweeted a photo of herself in a USA hat to celebrate Trump’s acquittal
Trump’s eldest sons Eric and Don Jr. gloated about the acquittal, posting several memes and videos.
Romney’s decision to break from Republicans caused backlash from Don Jr. with Trump’s son posting an Instagram meme of the Utah senator wearing mom jeans.
The words ‘because you’re a p**sy’ were written below the image.
In the caption, Trump Jr. called for Romney to be expelled from the Republican Party.
‘Mitt Romney is forever bitter that he will never be POTUS,’ Trump Jr. wrote.
‘He was too weak to beat the Democrats then so he’s joining them now. He’s now officially a member of the resistance & should be expelled from the @GOP.’
Eric’s tweet included footage of the historic boxing match between Muhammad Aliand George Foreman.
The short clip had Trump’s head superimposed over Ali as he ducked and avoided punches from Foreman who had an arrow pointing towards him with the word ‘Democrat’.