LGBT Twitter responded to Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment inquiry with so many hilarious memes
Democrats deciding to move forward with impeachment proceedings against US President Donald Trump has sent the political world haywire but sent LGBT+ Twitter wild with memes and gifs.
Things are strained for lawmakers in the states after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi formally declared an impeachment inquiry will be made, launching the possibility of enforcing the most severe action that Congress can impose on a sitting president.
This came after details emerged that Trump allegedly attempted to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate current presidential candidate Joseph Biden’s family.
While LGBT+ lawmakers have backed the move (well, all but one) LGBT+ Twitter users took a different approach.
Everyone showing up to Impeachment Twitter pic.twitter.com/SPRPKHWDJs
— Andrien Gbinigie (@EscoBlades) September 24, 2019
So, so many memes.
With every morning, we log-onto Twitter with the grim certainty that doom and gloom (not always in that order) await us.
Yet, under the miasma of #UkraineTranscript tweets and relentless Greta Thunberg take-downs, there were peaches:
The timeline today pic.twitter.com/Iv8JUdExjC
— Tom Zohar (@TomZohar) September 25, 2019
Impeachment? Honey I'm gay this is the only peach I'm proceeding on pic.twitter.com/0h6WTScNWu
— cool cud (@kamilumin) September 24, 2019
Gays tweeting their Call Me By Your Name/impeachment jokes pic.twitter.com/w1mUUx9bze
— Will Kellogg (@Will_Kellogg) September 24, 2019
Pelosi walking towards the podium to deliver the impeachment declaration speech became meme fodder:
Nancy Pelosi arriving at the decision to impeach pic.twitter.com/96mT0pWALC
— R. Eric Thomas (@oureric) September 24, 2019
Nancy Pelosi walking to the podium to finally announce impeachment pic.twitter.com/pHoV8tgLie
— Ira thee Third (@ira) September 24, 2019
Nancy Pelosi walking to the podium to announce impeachment proceedings: pic.twitter.com/dGcZy2mhTf
— Tgage (@tgagemurphy) September 24, 2019
— TODD SPENCE (@Todd_Spence) September 24, 2019
Nancy Pelosi testing out the impeachment water temperature: pic.twitter.com/8xrctgTSsI
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) September 24, 2019
All of America last night. pic.twitter.com/8c5wDDsgCp
— Brandon Wolf (@bjoewolf) September 25, 2019
“If you remove Trump…”
The Trump impeachment saga was a dramedy in three acts for LGBT Twitter: Pelosi’s walk, ‘what peach jokes can I make’, and then, horror.
Me starting my day with a very possible Trump impeachment vs. The reminder that if he leaves/is removed from office that Mike Pence becomes President pic.twitter.com/D2CnFg2ksR
— Hunter Heilman (@HungerHuman) September 25, 2019
LGBT+ Twitter was quick to realise that, if impeachment takes place, the next in line for presidency is Vice President Mike Pence.
While the White House denied Pence’s homophobic track record, it is one defined by cavils with LGBT+ rights and criticism over his closeness to anti-LGBT hate groups.
When you get excited for the Trump impeachment but then you remember that next in line to be president is Mike Pence pic.twitter.com/h0e1rku3rf
— Marie Connor (@thistallawkgirl) September 24, 2019
If you remove Trump you get Mike Pence… pic.twitter.com/eZdauJCru7
— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) September 24, 2019
Mike Pence rn pic.twitter.com/n7HxsZGttE
— Nancy Leong (@nancyleong) September 24, 2019
Two things happened back in 2017. RompHim launched “rompers for men” and congresspeople attempted to impeach Trump but failed to gain momentum.
These two collided on LGBT+ Twitter to form the thought of pro-impeachment gay folk rocking up to parties in rompers.
Two years ago all of gay twitter said they were going to wear rompers to the impeachment party. I expect followthrough!! pic.twitter.com/98pcGIqiqv
— Tyler (@Imtyleredwards) September 25, 2019
One Twitter user kept the receipts on all those who planned to attend the array of impeachment parties, cookouts and trips to the Hamptons in rompers.
But maybe they’ll be opting for something more trendier this impeachment season, such as Jennifer Lopez’s green Versace silk chiffon dress from the Italian designer’s SS20 show.
— Brandon 🏳️🌈👬 (@bkt_legitly) September 24, 2019
But some folks opted for the full-sequin look:
What I’m wearing to the impeachment party. pic.twitter.com/pNBsqxGWy2
— Chris Wells (@ChrisWellsLives) September 24, 2019
Others made some important points:
Sure impeachment sounds great but we don’t want to do anything extreme that could upset the people who get upset by a sign on a bathroom
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) September 24, 2019
All in all, amid the Amazon burning down, climate catastrophe, Fleabag, Brexit, gun violence, WeWork, it being Libra season, the iPhone 11 coming out and the wealthy stockpiling cash in anticipation of a global recession by 2020, just remember one thing:
Me in twenty years recalling all the impeachment memes pic.twitter.com/vU3M2jf1Id
— consuelo (@consuelohylton) September 24, 2019
You were part of meme history today.