Published On: Thu, Jan 7th, 2021

Karlie Kloss, Chelsea Handler and More React to the Assault on the U.S. Capitol

Kloss had some words for her sister-in-law the First Daughter Ivanka Trump.

Super model Karlie Kloss, Al Franken, Sacha Baron Cohen, Chelsea Handler and Bette Midler had a lot to say on social media about the assault on the American Capitol committed by a mob of Donald Trump supporters on Wednesday.  Kloss, the wife of Joshua Kushner, and the sister-in-law of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, spoke about Ivanka on Twitter.

Kloss tweeted, “Accepting the results of a legitimate democratic election is patriotic. Refusing to do so and inciting violence is anti-American.

Karlie Kloss was very public in her support for Joe Biden’s campaign last year. He also supports the Black Lives Matter campaign which is reviled by President Trump and his supporters.

For her part all Ivanka Trump had to say about what happened was, “No. Peaceful protest is patriotic. Violence is unacceptable and must be condemned in the strongest terms.”

The host of NBC’s Late Night Seth Meyers was somber on his program Wednesday night.

Meyers said, “I think it’s important, as the first draft of history is being written and as we’re all processing what we witnessed today, to be as plainspoken and clear-eyed as possible. What we saw today was a violent insurgency and attempt to overthrow the legitimately elected government of the United States. And it was incited, directed, and encouraged by the president, Donald Trump, and more than a few members of the Republican Party and right-wing media.”

Comic and former senator Al Franken tweeted criticisms of Republican politicians who encouraged challenging the election’s results:

“What a pile of bull from @VP @Mike_Pence. His boss, for whom he’s been a shameless sycophant, sent the mob to the Capitol.”

“This isn’t on just the 13 Senators who are now challenging the certification. This is on all Republicans who waited more than a month to acknowledge that Biden won. Including @senatemajldr McConnell.”

Sarah Silverman tweeted:

“Never forget that @tedcruz and @HawleyMO are COUP PLOTTING MOTHERFUCKERS.”

“Trump lost the 2020 election. It’s not an opinion. THE ELECTION WAS FAIR AND TRUMP LOST.”

“These are Domestic Terrorists, staging a putsch IN TRUMP’S NAME… y’all are COUP PLOTTERS, plain and simple. #STOPTHELIE This election was fair and you know it.”

“The president nurtured, encouraged, and manifested A COUP. His VERY FINE PEOPLE came straight to the capitol. IN HIS NAME. GOD SEES YOU.”

Chelsea Handler tweeted:

“it’s crazy blatant facism. violently attempting to seize state power in rejection of a democratic process. insanely antithetical to whatever “patriotism” trump supporters thought they supported. Idiots with guns.”

“Dear Mitch McConnell, I hope it was worth it. Have a beautiful day, and may the Lord be with you. Love, Chelsea.”

Sacha Baron Cohen had some harsh words for Facebook and Twitter too:

“Facebook and Twitter giving Trump a little time out is NOT ENOUGH. Trump instigated an act of domestic terrorism against America. Facebook and Twitter have banned other extremists PERMANENTLY. They must ban Trump PERMANENTLY. NOW!”

“@twitter suspending Trump for 12 hours? Sorry @jack —not good enough. This is your chance to finally defend democracy. Ban Trump from Twitter—for good!”

And Bette Midler tweeted:

“The only thing worse than placing party over country is placing your personal ambitions over both.”

“The response to today’s insurrection was a marked difference from the way in which the Trump administration responded to protests over racial injustice last year, in which federal agents in riot gear sometimes showed up in force.”

“From a friend; “They didn’t want to be prepared. They totally let it happen. Come on they’ve been predicting it for a month. If this crowd was black they’d all be dead.”

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