'We're going to go in and impeach the motherf----r': Rep. Rashida Tlaib made a strident anti-Trump speech hours after being sworn in
- Freshman congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said on Thursday that the Democrats are "going to go in and impeach the motherf-----", referring to President Donald Trump.
- Rashida Tlaib made the comments at a party hosted by political advocacy group MoveOn, after being sworn in as representative for the 13th district of Michigan.
- Tlaib said she was repeating an exchange she had with her son, who had told her "bullies don't win."
- She is an outspoken critic of Trump and got forcibly removed for heckling him at a luncheon in August 2016.
One of the first two Muslim congresswoman says the Democrats are "going to go in and impeach the motherf-----" in a strident anti-Trump speech on the evening she was sworn in.
A clip of Rashida Tlaib's speech at a MoveOn campaign party on Thursday night in Washington, was shared on Twitter by Nestor Ruiz, from the immigrant organization"United We Dream."In the video Tlaib says: "People love you, and you win, and when your son looks at you and says 'Momma look, you won, bullies don't win.' I said, "Baby they don't, because we're gonna go in there, we're going to go in and impeach the m----- f-----.'"
Tlaib was sworn into the 116th Congress as the representative for the 13th district of Michigan a few hours before.
During her campaign to enter Congress, Tlaib explicitly said she wanted to pursue impeachment.
She told The Hill in April: "I keep telling people this is about electing a jury that will impeach him, and I make a heck of a juror."
President Donald Trump is facing calls for impeachment over claims of obstruction of justice relating to the firing of James Comey as FBI director in 2017, as well as over Russia's role in the US election.
After the swearing in ceremony on Thursday, Tlaib - who is the first American-Palestinian woman in Congress - tweeted: "This really happened. I am US Congresswoman. Not bad for a girl from southwest Detroit who didn't speak English, daughter of Palestinian immigrants."
From the event, Washington Post reporter Dave Wiegel tweeted: "Raucous reception for @RashidaTlaib at MoveOn reception near the Hill. Her closing remarks: 'We're gonna impeach the motherf-----'."
Tlaib is an outspoken critic of Trump and was forcibly removed from a campaign event for heckling Trump at in August 2016.
"He doesn't love Detroit," she shouted at Trump, according to the Detroit Free Press.
"He doesn't love no one who isn't Donald Trump." She was dragged away to a mixture of boos and applause.