New Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) was bound to make Republicans nervous and bring out their xenophobic rhetoric after being sworn in, but she ramped it up on Thursday night and the insults began flying immediately.
After her swearing in, Tlaib spoke on the steps of Congress to thunderous applause. One of her statements brought big cheers from supporters while the GOP promptly lost their minds.
‘People love you and you win. And 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 impeach the motherf***er.’
The (ironically) outraged gasps took Twitter by storm.
Disturbing. Anti-Semitic "Palestinian" Rashida Tlaib (there has NEVER been a nation called Palestine) erases Israel from map in her office & on 1st day as Congresswoman screams obscenities about @realDonaldTrump Do Dems support this bigotry and hate? https://t.co/AzapKAHquT
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 4, 2019
A bad look for newly sworn in Rep. Rashida Tlaib… There are many, many other ways to express frustration than to use vulgar language. Dems do not have to steep that low… https://t.co/nQBLSkfcMW
— Proud Hispanic (@ProudHispanic04) January 4, 2019
Rashida Tlaib calls Trump an expletive during pitch to impeach– Sounds very ISIS like to me, hope all her voters know what a pig she is. Nice mouth in front of her kids!
— Don Guadagno (@ratkiller2211) January 4, 2019
Rashida Tlaib Should be fully vetted by @FBI, @DHSgov if she has been involved in hate crimes or has any ties to terrorist. she either gets jail time and is removed from Congress. @FoxNews @cnni @MSN @FoxNewsResearch
— The Shu (@MrKshus0711) January 4, 2019
Dem Rep. Rashida Tlaib faces backlash for profanity-laced Trump impeachment vow
I don't believe this woman is a U S Citizen and therefore eligible to hold office. Take her out of officehttps://t.co/WPCTHUDjwO
— Stony (@Stony93650548) January 4, 2019
Isn't Foul Mouth Rashida Tlaib from one of the same crooked districts where more than one-third of all Detroit precincts registered More Votes than Voters in the 2016 election where Democrat @HillaryClinton overwhelmingly prevailed? https://t.co/XiBYz9SvbQ
— Ery (@EchoRadioY) January 4, 2019
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler to @JohnBerman on Rashida Tlaib impeachment comments. “I don't like that language. More to the point, I disagree with what she said. It is too early to talk about that intelligently. We have to follow the facts and get the facts.“
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 4, 2019
Keep in mind, these are the same pearl-clutching Republicans who cheered when Trump called Mexicans rapists and criminals, who weren’t bothered by his “grab ’em by the p*ssy” remarks, who cheered when he cursed black football players for protesting police violence, and were fine with him referring to women as “dogs” and “horseface.”
This is also the same party who doesn’t see detaining small children separately from their families as a problem, were perfectly content with a president who said that our Muslim American citizens “hate us,” and calls liberals “snowflakes” when they are upset by the man currently residing in the White House committing crimes.
The rest of the country was supportive of Tlaib and understanding of her determination to unseat that bigoted snowflake in the White House. Read some of their comments below:
After 2 years of a so-called American President saying things like "grab them by the pussy," "Shithole countries," and "get that sonovabitch off the field," I have NO problem with Rashida Tlaib calling trump a motherfucker.
His own CABINET has called him similar things.😤
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 4, 2019
If you think Rashida Tlaib is suddenly going to apologize, or that House Dems are going to immediately outright condemn her, you haven't been paying attention to either Rashida Tlaib or to what House Dems are *actually* saying about impeachment.
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) January 4, 2019
The same delicate flowers who will spend the day crying with rage over Rashida Tlaib’s language had zero problem with Kanye using the same word IN THE OVAL OFFICE WHILE THE PRESIDENT SMILED.
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) January 4, 2019
Thank you! I agree!! So what if she cursed? Why act as if cursing doesn’t exist? And it certain doesn’t matter abt the position she holds. She spoke passionately and from the heart and absolutely nothing is wrong with that. No apologies necessary!!
— Chelle Ang (@chelleang23) January 4, 2019
LOL…Trump supporters have white power rallies, run over innocent women, beat a black man in a garage etc and now they're losing their minds bc Rashida Tlaib called Trump a motherf*cker. The same Trump that spread racist birther shit about Obama stirring up
— JoAnn (@JoGonx) January 4, 2019
Rashida Tlaib let's impeach the motherf*cker !!! Love this new congress.
— Rejina Jinaraj Sincic (@QueenSincic) January 4, 2019
So much pearl clutching about "Rashida Tlaib". Is everybody's carpal tunnel okay? Don't hurt yourselves. 🙄
— ḓḯαηε ßεℓїεṽℯṧ ℌ℮ґ 🗽✊♀️ (@halfbubbleoff) January 4, 2019
For a clip of Rep. Tlaib’s speech, see video below:
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