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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib on Trump: ‘Impeach the Motherf*cker’

Well, it’s one way to make a name for yourself after entering Congress. Hours after Rep. Rashida Tlaib made headlines for being sworn in as one of the two first Muslim female members of Congress on Thursday (alongside Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar), she told a cheering crowd about her mission against Donald Trump: “Impeach the motherfucker.” Speaking at a reception for the MoveOn campaign on Thursday night, the Michigan Democrat recalled a conversation she had with her son. She quoted her boy saying: “‘Look, Mama, you won. Bullies don’t win,’” Tlaib told the crowd. “And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t.’ Because we’re gonna go in there and impeach the motherfucker.”

Tlaib expanded on her comments in an op-ed for the Detroit Free Press, writing that “We already have overwhelming evidence that the president has committed impeachable offenses, including, just to name a few: obstructing justice; violating the emoluments clause; abusing the pardon power; directing or seeking to direct law enforcement to prosecute political adversaries for improper purposes...” And after conservatives criticized the congresswoman for her “impeach the motherfucker” comment, she doubled down: On Friday, Tlaib tweeted, “I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyme.” Tlaib is the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress and, alongside Omar, became the first female rep to wear a headscarf, also known as a hijab, in Congress.