Author Stephen King on Thursday dismantled a key Republican talking point against the impeachment of President Donald Trump over the Ukraine scandal with a blunt reminder about the 2016 election.

“I get a kick out of the Republicans saying impeachment is an effort to overturn the will of the American people when Hilary (sic) beat the dumbbell by 3 million votes,” the horror novelist tweeted. “He won because of the antiquated electoral college, a 2-mule wagon in a jet plane world,” King added.

I get a kick out of the Republicans saying impeachment is an effort to overturn the will of the American people when Hilary beat the dumbbell by 3 million votes. He won because of the antiquated electoral college, a 2-mule wagon in a jet plane world.

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 5, 2019

King ― a frequent and vocal critic of Trump and his administration ― noted in a later tweet how “Trumpers hate that 3 million vote differential.”

“Bring it up and it’s like hitting on a raw nerve,” he wrote.

The Trumpers hate that 3 million vote differential. Bring it up and it’s like hitting on a raw nerve. 😂

— Stephen King (@StephenKing) December 6, 2019

King’s posts resonated with fans who called the analysis “bang-on” and “excellent.”

Bang-on https://t.co/SIxEW0y5Gz

— Mike Scott (@MickPuck) December 5, 2019

Nailed it, Mr. King.

— ⚜️Rob Anderson for Louisiana⚜️ (@RobAnderson2018) December 5, 2019

Excellent point as usual

— We Vote Joe (@WeVoteJoe) December 6, 2019

If 100% of the American people voted this buffoon in, & he still committed these offenses, he'd still be eligible for impeachment. Even if he was voted in justifiably, one doesn't negate the other.More reaching.

— 🇺🇲 #NotMeUs 🇺🇲 (@ravenn366) December 6, 2019

That’s a great turn of phrase. You ever think of becoming a writer?

— Thomas Moore (@TomAandTom1) December 5, 2019

And apparently they think that Presidential abuse of power is the will of the people. But of course they do. pic.twitter.com/TqzW4QuiOX

— Bernie Beats Trump (@PaulaSayles) December 5, 2019

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— NotAgainYall (@NotAgainYall) December 5, 2019

"The will of the electoral college" just doesn't pop.

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