The newly sworn-in Rep. Rashida Tlaib is not holding back on how she feels about President Trump.
Tlaib, a Democrat from suburban Detroit who is among the first female Muslims to serve in Congress, used profane language to express her hope to impeach Mr. Trump in a reception with supporters hosted by liberal group MoveOn.org.
According to CBS News, Rep. Tlaib told the group, “And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t.’ Because we’re going to go in there, we’re going to impeach the motherf*****.”
The statement drew vigorous cheers from the people around her.
Rep. Tlaib is not backing down from her statement. In a Twitter post today she said:
“This is not just about Donald Trump. This is about all of us. In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise.”
The House Judiciary Committee would initiate any impeachment efforts.
President Trump responded to Rep. Tlaib’s comments during a news briefing outside the White House.
President Trump reacts to freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s ‘impeach the motherf*****’ comment:
“I thought it was highly disrespectful to the United States of America” pic.twitter.com/rhJUL136Yb— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) January 4, 2019