House Democrats Rebuke Tlaib’s ‘Inappropriate,’ ‘Not Helpful’ Promise to Impeach ‘Motherf***er’ Trump

The two volume Koran once owned by Thomas Jefferson that will be used in the swearing in ceremony of incoming Congress woman Rashida Tlaib seen here in the ceremony of Rep. Keith Ellison D-Minn. the first Muslim elected to Congress during his swearing

Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib Will be Sworn in Using Thomas Jefferson's Quran

Rashida Tlaib was speaking at an event in MI on Thursday afternoon when she made her statement about the president.

Still, it will be hard for Pelosi to quiet some on her left flank who see their new majority as a direct challenge to Trump. Now, fellow Democrats are rebuking her vulgar remarks, calling them "inappropriate".

While Democratic leadership isn't likely to consider impeachment until Mueller's investigation is finished, the episode shows that they will face mounting pressure from rank-and-file members to act.

She said that was in part a "generational" difference, but also called out Trump for language he has used.


Republicans seized on Tlaib's remarks to criticize Democrats for playing politics with impeachment.

As IJR Red reported, Pelosi, who was elected speaker of the house on Thursday in the newly Democrat-run House of Representatives, sidestepped Tlaib's controversial comments and insisted it was "freedom of speech", adding that she's not in the "censorship business".

As a clip of Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib's animated comments circulated widely on social media, Trump tartly dismissed the threat of impeachment on Twitter on Friday. At a news conference Friday, Trump said it was "disgraceful" and she had "dishonored her family".

"I think those kind of comments do not take us in the right direction", said Oversight Chairman Elijah Cummings of Maryland. "And I said baby, they don't becaused we're gonna impeach the motherf--er!"


Trump said that Pelosi assured him during the meeting that "we're not looking to impeach you", and that he replied "that's good, Nancy, that's good". "Impeachment is a very divisive approach to take and we shouldn't take it ... without the facts", she told host Joy Reid later in the interview, set to air Friday at 10 p.m. ET. Still, Tlaib isn't the only one trying to move forward on the matter.

The president, who has long fashioned himself as the ultimate victor, told the confidant that he anxious that impeachment, even if he retained office, would be a stain on his legacy.

"If you're unapologetic about your comments, congresswoman, why not talk to us?" asked one reporter as she walked away.

Sherman said that her comments were "not something I would say", though he was still pushing for impeachment.


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