President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE’s reelection campaign gloated over the president’s acquittal with an altered meme of Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats hope Biden can flip Manchin and Sinema Overnight Hillicon Valley — Scrutiny over Instagram's impact on teens Democrats suffer blow on drug pricing as 3 moderates buck party MORE (D-Calif.) ripping the State of the Union address.
Trump’s campaign tweeted a GIF of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellCEOs urge Congress to raise debt limit or risk 'avoidable crisis' Capito grills EPA nominee on '#ResistCapitalism' tweet Hassan launches first ad of reelection bid focusing on veterans' issues MORE’s (R-Ky.) face pasted on Pelosi’s body as she tore in half the State of the Union speech Tuesday night.
The post compares Pelosi’s reaction to the speech to McConnell’s inferred reaction to the articles of impeachment following the Senate’s vote to acquit the president.
“Here's what Cocaine Mitch thinks of the Articles of Impeachment,” the post reads.
Here's what Cocaine Mitch thinks of the Articles of Impeachment pic.twitter.com/WAgxwLKVjE— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) February 5, 2020
Trump campaign manager Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of clinching Arizona: report MORE said in a statement that Trump was “totally vindicated” with the Senate’s vote, predicting the impeachment will “go down as the worst miscalculation in American political history.”
“The do-nothing Democrats know they can’t beat him, so they had to impeach him,” he said. “This terrible ordeal was always a campaign tactic to invalidate the 2016 votes of 63 million Americans and was a transparent effort to interfere with the 2020 election only nine months away.”
The Senate voted Wednesday to acquit Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, effectively ending the impeachment trial. The House impeached the president on these charges in December over accusations that Trump withheld military aid to Ukraine in the hopes of getting the country's president, Volodymyr Zelensky, to announce investigations into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOvernight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Democrats hope Biden can flip Manchin and Sinema On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Democrats advance tax plan through hurdles MORE, the president's political opponent.
Democrats pushed for additional documents and witnesses to be included in the trial, but the Senate rejected that plea last week.
The reelection campaign’s tweet of the GIF references a nickname for McConnell that the Senate majority leader embraced after 2018 West Virginia Senate candidate Don Blankenship (R) labeled him “Cocaine Mitch” in a campaign ad.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyOvernight Hillicon Valley — Scrutiny over Instagram's impact on teens Top Democrats tout California recall with an eye toward 2022 Former national security officials warn antitrust bills could help China in tech race MORE (R-Calif.) also released footage of himself ripping the articles of impeachment following the Senate's official vote.
Acquitted for life. pic.twitter.com/HgqBXwpoWK— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) February 5, 2020