How Monica Lewinsky Really Feels About Trump's Impeachment Trial

Former President Donald Trump is the first president to have ever been impeached twice, per NBC News. The second impeachment came exactly one week after violent riots broke out at the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6, 2021, as Congress was certifying the 2020 election results, which favored now President Joe Biden. Trump was charged with "incitement of insurrection," per The New York Times, after the numerous remarks he made regarding his opposition to the election results seemed to fuel the mob attack.

The House, controlled by Democrats, passed and delivered the article of impeachment to the Senate on Jan. 25, 2021, per CNN. Despite gaining more vocal support for impeachment from Americans now than during Trump's first impeachment, the Senate is likely not going to find him guilty on the charges associated with the Capitol Hill uprising, per The New York Times. Furthermore, Senate Republicans attempted to get the given impeachment charge thrown out by having it deemed unconstitutional.

Many Americans, including celebrities, have taken to the internet to air out their grievances about the potential trial. One woman who stands out on the controversial side of American history, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, also decided to chime in on the discussion. Keep reading to learn about how she really feels about Trump's impeachment trial and potential conviction.

Monica Lewinsky thinks Trump's impeachment trial should continue

Following reports that the Senate likely will not gain enough votes to convict former President Donald Trump for "incitement of insurrection," Monica Lewinsky took to Twitter to show her dissatisfaction. "[M]y new idea: all of the senators need to take lie detector tests that they would vote the same on impeachment if it were a democrat that incited the capitol insurrection. (i know tricky for the psychopaths among them)," she slammed, accusing Republicans of being hypocritical.

Many followers agreed with her sentiment. "Acknowledgement of their bias in order to trigger a dishonest ('lie') response would involve a level of self awareness that they simply lack," one user said. Another person replied that they would "love to see that happen."

On the other hand, some followers urged Lewinsky to forget about Trump and "focus on positive uplifting topics" moving forward. Another argued that Democrats should be given the same sort of test to see if they would vote against a Democratic president during an impeachment trial. 

If Trump is found guilty of the charges, he would lose a list of benefits that former U.S. presidents are guaranteed via the 1958 Former Presidents Act, such as his pension, health insurance, a travel allowance, and more. Trump will also face a separate vote (per the Associated Press), to determine whether or not he can run for federal office again in the future.

Monica Lewinsky has long been vocal about her disapproval of Trump

Monica Lewinsky's tweet regarding Donald Trump's potential trial by the Senate is not the first time she has commented about her disapproval of the Trump administration. In September 2020, she tweeted, "just realized i am more scared of our government now than i was in 1998. and that's saying a lot. A. LOT," she stressed. In 1998, Lewinsky found herself thrust into the spotlight of a political scandal after she and president at the time Bill Clinton were accused of having an affair, per Time. Clinton eventually admitted to the affair. The House of Representatives impeached Clinton with perjury and obstruction of justice charges, but the Senate acquitted him. 

The Independent hypothesized that Lewinsky's September tweet may have been rooted in her disappointment with Trump's decision to replace late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a conservative justice immediately following her death. Lewinsky had previously tweeted about the situation, saying she would love to know what the other Supreme Court justices would have done with Ginsburg's dying wish, which was to "not be replaced until a new president is installed" (per NBC News), and if their actions would change if the president in office was of a different political party.

Monica Lewinsky isn't the only famous person to want Donald Trump impeached

Although former President Donald Trump came from Hollywood, he isn't known for keeping many Tinseltown friends around. Unsurprisingly, then, Monica Lewinsky is not the only famous person to have vocalized support for Trump's impeachment.

Actress Alyssa Milano, who had criticized Trump several times prior to his second impeachment, wrote a reserved message that shared a news article and the fact that Trump is the only U.S. president to have been impeached twice. On the other hand, Modern Family actor Tyler Jesse Ferguson used sarcasm to get his feelings across. "Trump will have the legacy of doing a really great job of getting impeached. Better than any other president. That's a perfect biggley accomplishment!" he said. Author Stephen King urged for a conviction. "Impeach him and convict him. Anyone else would be in jail now, wearing an orange jumpsuit. Also, he's dangerous," he stated.

Trump is seemingly unbothered by the rallying for his impeachment. Since leaving the Oval Office, he has been spotted playing golf at his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida, as reported by Newsweek. He also created the "Office of the Former President," which will "be responsible for managing President Trump's correspondence, public statements, appearances and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump administration," per CBS News.