Celebrities sound off on Trump impeachment hearing


Wednesday marked the start of the public hearings into President Trump’s impeachment inquiry, with William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, and State Department official George Kent offering testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. The two diplomats’ statements about Trump’s dealings with Ukraine received wall-to-wall coverage, and the famous figures tuning in — on both side of the political aisle — couldn’t resist sharing their reactions.

Taylor spoke about the impact of a delay in U.S. aid to the country, saying, “More Ukrainians would undoubtedly die without security assistance.” His testimony struck a chord with actress Yvette Nicole Brown and journalist Maria Shriver, while Alyssa Milano called the scenario “disgusting.”

Rosie O’Donnell, an outspoken Trump critic, called Taylor a “patriot” and shared the hashtag “#FireThePresident.”

Padma Lakshmi, meanwhile, shared a meme of herself that made her stance clear. She also fired back at a commenter who complained about her political post.

“Unfollowing due to political posts,” he wrote. “Not even a Trump supporter, but so tired of everything being politically charged.”

“Everything is political and if you don’t think it affects you, you’re part of the problem,” the Top Chef host responded.

Other stars voiced support for the impeachment investigation, with former Law & Order: Special Victims Unit star Chris Meloni tweeting, “Our president is a traitor.”

Trump did have his supporters, however. Conservative game show host Chuck Woolery called the proceedings the “greatest farce on Earth,” a sentiment echoed by actors Antonio Sabato, Jr., Kevin Sorbo, Kristy Swanson and Nick Searcy.

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham also weighed in, calling the hearing a “sham” and “boring.”

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