Musicians from across the industry have been reacting to the impeachment of President Donald Trump by the House of Representatives, which was announced on December 18. Artists such as John Legend, Telefon Tel Aviv, The Regrettes, Primitive Race and Charlie Daniels each shared a variety of their thoughts on the announcement, and a wide array of opinions.
Legend expressed support for the House of Representative’s decision, stating that he was thankful that they performed their “constitutional duty,” in regards to the impeachment. The performer and his wife Chrissy Teigen have been vocal on their criticism of the president on social media, while Trump has similarly critiqued both of them.
Thank you to the House of Representatives for doing your constitutional duty. Everyone please call your senators and tell them to remove this evil man from office. https://t.co/IKEPnZE84B
— John Legend (@johnlegend) December 19, 2019
Primitive Race took a more comedic approach to the announcement, sharing a picture of Trump shaking hands with former President Bill Clinton who was impeached in the late 1990s, with the caption “Reunited and impeached sounds so good.” Margo Price also kept it simple, with a sarcastic response stating “thoughts and prayers,” which is the phrase used to criticize inaction regarding gun control. Tommy Land simply stated “bye Felicia,” a popular meme taken from the 1990s comedy film Friday.
Reunited and impeached sounds so good. pic.twitter.com/bltSauXkCX
— Primitive Race (@primitiverace) December 19, 2019
Thoughts and prayers 🤗
— Margo Price (@MissMargoPrice) December 19, 2019
😂TRUMP!!!! Bye Felicia!!!!!
— T🥁mmy L33 (@MrTommyLand) December 19, 2019
The Regrettes also vocalized support in regards to the announcement, and called the president a “baby bigot.” Despite their support, they also explained that it was unlikely that the president will get removed, but called the choice a “step in the right direction.”
very aware that this does not mean he will be removed from office but this is atleast a step in the right direction.
— The Regrettes (@regrettesband) December 19, 2019
Rachel Fannan discussed the upcoming election, encouraging people to vote regarding the upcoming senate seats, while pop star Katy Perry stated “don’t gloat, VOTE, 2020,” in response as well.
there are some Republican seats up for grabs in 2020 am I right? #ImpeachmentDay
— Rachel Fannan (@RachelFannan) December 19, 2019
don’t gloat, VOTE. 2020.
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) December 19, 2019
Neko Case was not as optimistic however, saying that she was “not even cautiously hopeful here,” encouraging people who are celebrating the impeachment to “hit it hard.” Telefon Tel Aviv however, took an extremely cynical approach to the situation, stating that Trump will not get the 2/3rds vote needed to be impeached. The Senate is currently run by Republicans, who have been adamant in their defense of the president. He also attacked centrist democrats, implying that they will likely lose a 2020 election.
That said, if you are celebrating, hit it hard.
— Neko Case (@NekoCase) December 19, 2019
There is EXACLTY about a 0% chance of a 2/3rds vote to remove in the senate. Get back to defending your shit head centrist candidate who will lose in 2020 lol
— Telefon Tel Aviv (@telefontelaviv) December 19, 2019
Country musician Charlie Daniels attacked the impeachment process, and claimed it was an attempt by Schiff to “delegitimize,” those who voted for him. He also called the impeachment their “wet dream” and said it would become “their worst nightmare.”
Thanks for the wake up call Schiff,awakening patriotism in middle America and fair minded people who resent u and your band of political pirates trying to delegitimize their votes
Welcome to the real world pale face,where people like you fade away like smoke in a west Texas wind
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) December 18, 2019
Well they did it
The House of Reprehensibles did it
Just wait until their wet dream turns into their worst nightmare
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) December 19, 2019
Photo Credit: Boston Lynn Schulz