Michael Moore had a front row seat for “witnessing history," sitting in the House Gallery during the votes to impeach President TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — The Pentagon's deadly mistake Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by Climate Power — Interior returns BLM HQ to Washington France pulls ambassadors to US, Australia in protest of submarine deal MORE.
The "Fahrenheit 9/11" director — one of Trump's fiercest critics in the entertainment industry — tweeted Wednesday that he made a spontaneous decision to head to Washington in an attempt to watch the votes on impeachment articles first-hand.
Moore was eyed by The Hill walking the halls of Congress on Wednesday night as he made his way to the House Gallery.
He later told his more than 6 million Twitter followers that he was there as the House voted to impeach Trump for abuse of power, the first of two articles passed along party lines in the Democratic-majority chamber.
I GOT IN! I AM SEATED IN THE HOUSE GALLERY FRONT ROW WITNESSING HISTORY. CONGRESS IS ABOUT TO IMPEACH A LAWLESS, CRIMINAL PRESIDENT. I had to give my phone up, but will be back tonight and on the podcast to share what I witnessed.— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 19, 2019
The 65-year-old liberal filmmaker has been an outspoken detractor of the commander in chief, performing a one-man anti-Trump play, "The Terms of My Surrender," on Broadway in 2017.
—Rafael Bernal contributed