Newly-elected congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib kicked off her two-year term by vowing to go after President Trump’s head. The expletive comment has since attracted outrage from many in the Republican party. The call to impeach the commander-in-chief was made at a celebration party with supporters after she was sworn into office.
Speaking at the event on Thursday, the Democratic Congresswoman was heard saying, “People love you. And you win.” She then added, “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 there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf—–.”
The speech has since been widely circulated on the internet and as expected, the president had other thoughts.
In response to the statement, president Trump tweeted, “How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong … and is the most popular Republican in party history?”
He added: “They only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020, too much success!”
The Congresswoman defended her statement saying, “I will always speak truth to power”. And this is not her first such confrontation with the President.
Being a long-time critic of the Republican leader, Ms Tlaib was once arrested for heckling the then-candidate during his presidential campaign.
On the morning of her entry into Congress, she branded Mr Trump “a direct and serious threat to our country,” in a co-authored op-ed for the Detroit Free Press. “We already have overwhelming evidence that the president has committed impeachable offences,” she wrote. “The time for impeachment proceedings is now.”
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