Madonna, Robert De Niro, Kathy Griffin known as out in Trump impeachment listening to


Robert De Niro, left, Kathy Griffin and Madonna. (Getty Images)A few A-list celebrities and a former D-lister have been dragged into Wednesday’s impeachment hearings on the Capitol. They have been accused of fomenting the violence forward of the Jan. 6 Capitol rebel, which ignited an unprecedented second impeachment of outgoing President Donald Trump simply days earlier than his time period ends.Actor Robert De Niro, singer Madonna and comic Kathy Griffin got particular consideration by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) throughout his remarks by which he railed towards Democrats, whom he blamed for final week’s deadly rebellion.Buck used the straw man fallacy and recounted violent anti-Trump statements made by the celebs to make his level.”[T]he socialists in Hollywood joined their allies in Congress,” the conservative politician argued on the House flooring. “Robert De Niro said he wanted to punch the president in the face. Madonna thought about blowing up the White House. Kathy Lee Griffin [sic] held up a likeness of the president’s beheaded head and nothing was said by my colleagues at that point in time.”Griffin took the remarks in stride, tweeting: “My only take away… ‘Kathy Griffin AND MADONNA.'” She then posted footage of a clip from Buck’s speech and him flubbing her title. Her response: “Kathy LEE Griffin, reporting for duty.”It’s true that the three celebrities he named have not minced phrases in terms of their anti-Trump sentiments.Story continuesGriffin took half in a gory 2017 picture shoot with photographer Tyler Shields that includes a beheaded likeness of the president-elect. Her profession then tanked as many celebrities, sponsors and networks distanced themselves from her socially and professionally. She mentioned she paid deeply and was subjected to a Secret Service investigation due to it.Then, on election evening in November, shortly after Trump falsely claimed that he was successful, Griffin unapologetically resurfaced the polarizing picture apparently to show some extent.Also in 2017, shortly after Trump took workplace, Madonna mentioned that she had thought “an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”“Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House. But I know that this won’t change anything. We cannot fall into despair. As the poet W.H. Auden once wrote on the eve of World War II, we must love one another or die. I choose love.”Later clarifying the remarks, the pop icon said, “It’s important people hear and understand my speech in its entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context.” She characterized herself as a nonviolent person who was not promoting violence when she described a “revolution” beginning after “good did not win this election.”As for De Niro, “The Irishman” star said in 2016 that he’d like to clock then-candidate Trump in unused footage for a #VoteYourFuture ad. “It makes me so offended that this nation has gotten thus far that this idiot, this bozo, has wound up the place he has,” he said. “He talks how he’d wish to punch folks within the face? Well, I’d wish to punch him within the face.”The two-time Oscar winner doubled down in a 2019 appearance on “The View” and in different promotional appearances, expressing his intense dislike for the outgoing president.A consultant didn’t have a remark from De Niro Wednesday. And a rep for Madonna didn’t instantly reply to The Times’ request for remark.This story initially appeared in Los Angeles Times.