Just hours after being sworn into Congress on Thursday, Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib promised to go after President Trump, promising a group of left-wing supporters that she would help Democrats “impeach the motherf*cker.”
Tlaib, who was one of two Muslim women sworn into Congress, made the remarks at a rally held by MoveOn near Capitol Hill, according to reporters at the event.
Rashida Tlaib to a crowd of cheering supporters in DC: “We’re gonna go in there and impeach the motherfucker!”
— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans) January 4, 2019
Raucous reception for @RashidaTlaib at MoveOn reception near the Hill. Her closing remarks: “We’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.”
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) January 4, 2019
Tlaib’s remarks show just how eager some Democrats are to remove Trump from office. Earlier on Thursday, just after Democrats officially took over the House, California Rep. Brad Sherman reintroduced articles of impeachment against Trump.
Democratic leaders have shied away from impeachment talk leading up to Thursday’s handover. Speaker Nancy Pelosi has not committed to impeachment, saying it would be divisive for the country. In an interview that aired Thursday morning, Pelosi said that she will withhold a decision until Special Counsel Robert Mueller issues his report in the Russia investigation.
“Well we have to wait and see what happens with the Mueller report. We shouldn’t be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn’t avoid impeachment for a political reason. We just have to see how it comes,” Pelosi said.
Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American ever to be elected to Congress, made news earlier in the day when she took her oath of office using Thomas Jefferson’s Quran.
Content created by The Daily Caller News Foundation is available without charge to any eligible news publisher that can provide a large audience. For licensing opportunities of our original content, please contact [email protected]