Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib declared Thursday night that the newly installed Democratic majority in the House will “go in there and impeach the motherf—er,” breaking with party leaders and stirring controversy just hours after officially taking office.
“When your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma look, you won, bullies don’t win,’ and I said ‘Baby they don’t,’ because we’re going to go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf—er,” Tlaib said at a party Thursday night. Video of the congresswoman’s remarks was captured.
Don’t worry, GOP, “impeach the motherf—ker” is just lady locker room talk.
Pelosi on Friday said she wouldn’t have necessarily used the same language as Tlaib, and that her comments did not represent the position of all House Democrats. But Pelosi also pointed out that the president himself is known for using similarly coarse rhetoric.
“I don’t think it’s anything worse than the president has said,” she said at a town hall hosted by MSNBC, adding later that “some of the words that he uses have a direct impact on people’s lives. My colleague’s comments do not have an impact on people’s lives.”