Michigan Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib made headlines this week. Hours after the freshman was sworn in, she was caught on camera talking to a group of supporters. During the course of remarks, Tlaib said that “we’re going to impeach the motherfu**ker.”
#USA: .@RashidaTlaib, a newly sworn-in member of Congress with a deeply anti-semitic background, says at a MoveOn reception, “We’re gonna impeach the mother**cker.” The crowd cheers wildly.#116thCongress pic.twitter.com/Yczf1OAVZ7
— Serial Tweeper👽 (@serialTweeper) January 4, 2019
Of course, Tlaib was referring to President Donald when she made her vulgar remark. Her comments were, of course, denounced by Republicans as inappropriate and offensive and even a number Democrats said they were wrong and out of place.
— ABC News (@ABC) January 5, 2019
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler on Rashida Tlaib's vow to impeach Trump: "I don't really like that kind of language, but more to the point, I disagree with what she said. It is too early to talk about that intelligently. We have to follow the facts" https://t.co/Ctwc5n4hGK pic.twitter.com/OsCOTQnuj2
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 4, 2019
However, one person who is standing by the comments is Tlaib herself. But when the press went to ask her about the statement, she basically ran away, refusing to answer any questions.
— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) January 4, 2019
Forget the fact that she called Trump a profane word, she said the President of the United States should be impeached. Saying something like that, and standing by it, definitely requires an answer. If that’s truly what she believes tell us why and don’t be a coward and run away.