Newly minted Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) had been a congresswoman for mere hours before declaring her intention to impeach President Donald Trump using vulgar language.
“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘baby they don’t,'” Tlaib told a crowd Thursday night. “Because we’re going to go in there and impeach the motherf**ker!”
Video of the vulgar declaration drew a great deal of attention on Twitter.
This is far from the first time she has called for Trump’s impeachment. One of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, Tlaib had pledged to impeach Trump during the election. She published an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press urging impeachment on Thursday.
As news of her comments broke on Friday morning, Tlaib doubled down. “I will always speak truth to power,” she tweeted, with the hashtag #UnapologeticallyMe.
I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019
Tlaib, a daughter of Palestinian immigrants, has been hailed as the first Palestinian congresswoman.
— Rasha (@RashaMK) January 3, 2019
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