Congresswoman After Being Sworn In: 'Impeach the Motherf****r'
Hours after being sworn in as the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) told a raucous crowd of supporters that Democrats "are gonna impeach the motherf---er."
It was a fiery ending to her first day on the job.
The New York Post's Lia Eustachewich reports:
The 20-second clip circulating online picks up as Tlaib recalls her historic victory to the crowd.
“And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Mama, look you won. Bullies don’t win,’ and I said, ‘Baby they don’t’ — because we’re gonna go in and impeach the motherf—-r,” the Detroit native says as cheers erupt in the room.
Tlaib is among a record number of women and minorities who were sworn in Thursday as the 116th congressional class. The 42-year-old took her oath using a Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson and dates back to 1734.
Tlaib and Rep.Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, are the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress.
Tlaib acknowledged the controversy this morning, tweeting:
I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019
And we thought Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was obnoxious.
What a "lovely" example of our Dems.— Pamela Scott (@PamelaS99694909) January 4, 2019
This is what we have allowed our country to accept by being silent and apathetic all these years. We cannot afford to be silent any longer. Stand, vote, demand better.— Paul Novak (@Writing4mylife) January 4, 2019
Lowlife https://t.co/Q821eqX6su— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) January 4, 2019