Madonna, De Niro, Kathy Griffin Accused of Fomenting Violence in Impeachment Hearings
Hollywood trio called out by name by Rep. Ken Buck
Liberal Hollywood celebrities Robert De Niro, Madonna, and Kathy Griffin, were called out by name by Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) during Donald Trump’s historic second impeachment hearings.
During Buck's remarks at the hearing, he highlighted the trio as being outspoken anti-Trump people and noted their violent remarks against the President.
"Robert De Niro said he wanted to punch the president in the face." Buck noted.
"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," Buck added.
Griffin took to Twitter to comment on being name-dropped during the impeachment proceedings.
"My only take away… ‘Kathy Griffin AND MADONNA,’" she wrote.
My only take away...— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 13, 2021
“Kathy Griffin AND MADONNA”
In a follow-up tweet, she also commented on Buck getting her name wrong, writing:
"Kathy LEE Griffin, reporting for duty."
Kathy LEE Griffin, reporting for duty. 🤣🏳️🌈 🇺🇸 https://t.co/GwL3PDG5ja— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 13, 2021
The comedian also responded to a handful of people in Congress criticizing Buck for mentioning her in the hearings.
Griffin was mentioned for her 2017 photo of her holding a fake bloodied head of Trump, which she said ruined her career.
Despite this, she reposted the controversial image on Election Night.
Buck also referenced a comment that Madonna made while speaking at a women’s march in Washington, D.C.
"Yes, I'm angry. Yes, I am outraged," she said at the time.
"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."
The singer later backtracked, saying she did not intend for her speech to be misconstrued as a threat.
"I am not a violent person, I do not promote violence, and it's important people hear and understand my speech in it's [sic] entirety rather than one phrase taken wildly out of context," she wrote in part at the time.
De Niro was also mentioned by Buck, who noted comments he made in a 2016 video for the #VoteYourFuture initiative designed to encourage Americans to vote in the presidential election.
"It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has."
"He talks how he’d like to punch people in the face? Well, I’d like to punch him in the face," De-Niro said
"This is somebody that we want for president? I don’t think so."