On Tuesday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy tore up the House Democrats’ partisan articles of impeachment as a response to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tearing up President Trump’s State of the Union speech.
McCarthy responded on Twitter in a video that said “Acquitted for life,” in a response to Pelosi repetitively saying Trump was “impeached for life.” The video showed the House Minority Leader ripping up the articles of impeachment. This came directly after President Trump was rightly acquitted by the Senate.
Acquitted for life. pic.twitter.com/HgqBXwpoWK
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 5, 2020
In a statement, White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham responded to the acquittal, saying: “Today, the sham impeachment attempt concocted by Democrats ended in the full vindication and exoneration of President Donald J. Trump. As we have said all along, he is not guilty. The Senate voted to reject the baseless articles of impeachment, and only the President’s political opponents – all Democrats, and one failed Republican presidential candidate – voted for the manufactured impeachment articles.”
President Trump also responded to the acquittal by trolling Democrats in a tweet that implied he would be in office “4EVA.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2020