On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into allegations that U.S. President Donald Trump improperly used his office to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy to investigate the family of Trump’s political rival, 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Pelosi — who, for months, had been a powerful brake on restive Democrats wanting to impeach Trump — launched a formal inquiry toward that end, accusing the president of “betrayal of his oath of office,” betrayal of national security and betrayal of the integrity of American elections.
WATCH: Pelosi aims to impeach Trump over Ukraine scandal
Many celebrities took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the situation.
Rosie O’Donnell posted a video of herself in front of the TV with Pelosi’s announcement and wrote: “Oh yes we can can can !!! #ImpeachDonaldTrumpNOW.”
“Listen, I never thought this day would come,” O’Donnell said at the end of the video.
Singer Lizzo used the peach emoji to replace the word “peach” in impeachment.
“We are dressed and ready for the #ImpeachmentParty. What are you wearing?” she tweeted.
Actor Mark Ruffalo posted Pelosi’s entire speech.
Comedian Jackée Harry wrote: “We’re going to #ImpeachTrump !”
Alyssa Milano posted Pelosi’s speech and tweeted: “WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!”
#ConaldTrump brought this on himself. The Democrats were cautious until the last straw. He truly believes he, and he alone, is above the law. If nothing else, he is mentally unfit. Nancy Pelosi Announces Formal Impeachment Inquiry of Trump,” Bette Midler wrote.
“THANK YOU @SpeakerPelosi,” Debra Messing wrote.
“Trump changed his excuse for illegally withholding the 400 million dollars that was passed by both Houses to help Ukraine defend themselves….the President is not allowed to withhold defense spending moneys. It is a crime,” Messing said in a followup tweet.
“FLAWLESS,” Kathy Griffin wrote.
Griffin made headlines in 2017 after appearing in a photo and video on social media holding a bloody, severed head in Trump’s likeness and used news of the impeachment inquiry to promote her movie about the incident titled, Kathy Griffin: A Hell of a Story.
“Trending! #ImpeachTrump Call me an opportunist or call me a genius but admit it, I was aHEAD of my time,” she wrote, attaching the trailer for the film to her tweet.
“How ya like me now? #ImpeachTrump #Impeachment,” Griffin wrote.
Actress Padma Lakshmi wrote: “While we’re at it, can we get rid of Pence as well? He’s a menace and no friend to women, the LGBT community, immigrants… the list goes on and on.”
She also tweeted: “I get it now! It’s actually simpler than most of the s— he’s done. Love it! Happy great day to the haters and losers!! Not sad!!”
Author Stephen King wrote: “Trump needs to go. He’s one bad hombre.”
George Takei wrote: “I thought to myself, ‘I don’t know who had a worse day, and who I should feel more sorry for, Boris or Donald?’ And then I thought, ‘No, I don’t feel bad for either, and I actually hope neither can sleep tonight.’ I plan to sleep like a baby.”
Comedian Chelsea Handler tweeted: “It’s a truly beautiful thing that #ImpeachTrump and #NationalVoterRegistrationDay are both happening on the same day.”
Community star Yvette Nicole Brown posted a photo in front of the TV with Pelosi.
—With files from the Associated Press