The Brief: As the House debates the impeachment of President Donald Trump, memes about the prospect of his impeachment are going viral with the hashtag #ImpeachmentDay.

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While Impeachment Day memes come from people with a variety of political opinions, anti-Trump hashtags including #ImpeachmentDay, #MerryImpeachmas, and #ResignTrump have been trending on Twitter. Memes and tweets in support of impeachment celebrate today as the likely “impeachment day.”  Others mock Republican statements about the impeachment including comparisons made to Jesus’s crucifixion and Pearl Harbor. Pro-Trump memes continue to support the president and suggest that “#DemocratsAreDestroyingAmerica.”

Trump himself has tweeted against the impeachment including the all-caps message: “SUCH ATROCIOUS LIES BY THE RADICAL LEFT, DO NOTHING DEMOCRATS. THIS IS AN ASSAULT ON AMERICA, AND AN ASSAULT ON THE REPUBLICAN PARTY!!!!” 

#ImpeachmentDay Memes

A comparrison between one of Trump’s defenders and the villain in Monsters, Inc.:

https://twitter.com/shakinthetable/status/1207395652327501824

Tekashi 6ix9ine snitches on Trump:

https://twitter.com/MatthewKick/status/1207388319354671104

A Bird Box see no evil meme:

An edited version of Trump’s response tweet:

https://twitter.com/ali__atif/status/1207396779592949760

An old interview of Trump telling Wolf Blitzer that he supports Nancy Pelosi and thinks she should have called for George W. Bush’s impeachment has resurfaced:

“I’m about to end this man’s whole career.”

https://twitter.com/realPolitiDiva/status/1207397069696196609

Baby Yoda sipping tea:

Ight imma head out…

A clarification on the impeachment process:

#MerryImpeachmas

https://twitter.com/mcspocky/status/1207353742514774016

From the “Devin Nunes’ cow” parody account.

If the house votes to impeach Trump on one or both articles of impeachment, the process will be moved to the Senate where there will be a trial and a 2/3 majority vote will be required to remove Trump from office.  While many people celebrate “impeachment day” via memes, it is notable that today’s vote is but one step in a lengthy political process.