"Rashida Tlaib likes to tell a story about how when she found out she had been elected to Congress, her 13-year-old son whispered in her ear, 'See mama, bullies don't win, '" CNN reported, quoting Tlaib as saying, "He was talking about Donald Trump".
"How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russian Federation, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?" "Because we're going to go in there, and we're going to impeach the motherfucker'".
At a reception Thursday night for the progressive group MoveOn.org, Tlaib vowed that the new Democratic-controlled House would be focusing on ousting President Donald Trump from office. Republicans, meanwhile, are furious-or at least pretending to be. They put together a resolution to actually work with one another, to not use foul language.
Their argument is that this kind of attack fuels Trump's hard-core base - as if they're not already on rocket fuel, revved up by his every tweet - and turns off swing voters and independents, who may be on the fence.
Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., served up a reminder to the new members that seniority rules in Congress.
The newly minted MI representative appeared to acknowledge the now-viral video and stand by her comments.
When she announced last month on Instagram that she would be wearing the dress, Susan Muaddi Darraj, a fiction writer from Baltimore, Maryland, introduced the hashtag #TweetYourThobe, which went viral on Twitter after photos and videos on social media showed Tlaib walking around Congress wearing the traditional clothing. Patrick Leahy of Vermont, "Go fuck yourself".
Trump responded to Tlaib's words Friday during a press briefing outside the White House, calling the congresswoman's comments "disgraceful". Further, the vice president stood by his comment, stressing that he "felt better" because of it.
Of course, Trump has never been shy about using profanity-as Pelosi has pointed out.
A handful of Democratic lawmakers have called for the president's impeachment, and though the party's leaders have been wary of the idea, they aren't discounting it. She said in the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise. You know, what can you say? Tlaib wasn't even the only one to do it on Thursday.