We’ve been looking for the most melodramatic takes on the Senate’s 49-51 vote against calling witnesses to prop up the House’s “ironclad” case against President Trump, and there have been plenty; as we noted, both #RIPGOP and #RIPAmerica were trending Friday.

Bette Midler, who has a flair for the dramatic, says she’s heartbroken and the vote was like a death in the family — except instead of a loved one, it was the United States that died.

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