Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is not apologizing for profane comments she made Thursday about impeaching President Donald Trump. Tlaib, who
Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib is not apologizing for profane comments she made Thursday about impeaching President Donald Trump.
Tlaib, who was sworn in as Michigan’s representative from the 13th Congressional District on Thursday, was speaking at an event for progressive advocacy group MoveOn.org when she relayed a conversation with her son to the crowd: “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 gonna go in and impeach the motherf—–.”
After the comments drew fire, especially from conservative quarters, Tlaib tweeted Friday morning, “I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe”
As I have stated many times, if the Democrats take over the House or Senate, there will be disruption to the Financial Markets. We won the Senate, they won the House. Things will settle down. They only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020, too much success!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2019
The 20-second clip of Tlaib’s profane declaration, which was shared on Twitter by Nestor Ruiz, a digital organizer for immigrant advocacy group United We Dream, quickly made the rounds Thursday night. Several journalists in attendance at the event also confirmed she made the comment.
The call for impeachment earned raucous applause, according to the video. ABC News has reached out to MoveOn.org for comment.
Tlaib, a mother of two, has called for the president’s impeachment in more-restrained language previously, including in an op-ed for the Detroit Free Press on Thursday.
“President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country. On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country,” she wrote, in an op-ed with a byline shared by John Bonifaz, co-founder of Free Speech for People.