On Tuesday afternoon, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. While a call for impeachment was first mentioned two and a half years ago, the news that Trump pressured the Ukrainian president to find dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden’s family was the final straw that pushed Pelosi into action.
In the wake of this serious news, Twitter did what Twitter does best: make jokes. Seriously, the memes are on point. Twitter users have been waiting for this moment for literal years, and they were not going to throw away their shot.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) September 24, 2019
Some users pointed out that this action was long overdue, including Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings.
In honor of Nancy Pelosi, I am about to get going on some work stuff that I really should have done months ago.
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) September 24, 2019
Others pointed out that Pelosi would surely show up in Trump’s daily Twitter rants today. They were correct.
This move surely indicates that a very ugly political period is at hand, but jokes are easier for now. We can deal with the fallout in the morning.
— Mohamed (@m0e96) September 24, 2019
Perhaps Buzzfeed News said it best: Goodbye Hot Girl Summer, Hello Impeachment Fever Fall.
i love doing the news pic.twitter.com/0QkufP2Pxw
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) September 24, 2019