Muslim Congresswoman Delivers F-Word Riddled Trump Impeachment Remarks

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This Thursday, the new Democratic House Majority took their seats in Congress, including a number of Representatives who continue to openly advocate for President Donald Trump’s impeachment. This week, Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib was filmed issuing a dramatic impeachment proclamation against the controversial president, asserting:

‘…when your son looks at you and says, “Momma look, you won. Bullies don’t win,” and I say “Baby they don’t” because we’re going to go in there and impeach the motherfucker.’

Watch below.

The morning after the video emerged, Tlaib insisted:

‘I will always speak truth to power… This is not just about Donald Trump. This is about all of us. In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise.’

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She’s previously advocated along these same lines. In fact, on Thursday — the same day the above video was taken and the day Tlaib formally assumed her position in Congress — she co-authored an opinion piece in the Detroit Free Press explicitly asserting that “[n]ow is the time to begin impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.”

In the outline of her views, she asserts alongside co-author and fellow Trump impeachment advocate John Bonifaz that Trump poses a real and tangible threat to the security of the United States and its democracy well outside of the question of whether or not he and his team colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 elections. She views his impeachable offenses as including violation of the Constitutional prohibition against presidents benefiting from foreign government patronage outside official channels and:

  • ‘abusing the pardon power’
  • ‘directing or seeking to direct law enforcement to prosecute political adversaries for improper purposes’
  • ‘advocating illegal violence and undermining equal protection of the laws’
  • ‘ordering the cruel and unconstitutional imprisonment of children and their families at the southern border’
  • ‘conspiring to illegally influence the 2016 election through a series of hush money payments’

Everything she calls the president out for is well documented. He has pardoned those like former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio whose freedom would serve him well politically, and he has sought to have political adversaries like former FBI Director James Comey and Hillary Clinton prosecuted because he said so.

The examples could go on.

Tlaib is in a small but vocal portion of Congresspeople who take these issues seriously enough to warrant impeachment. Leaders like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and incoming House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) have insisted that although impeachment may be on the horizon, it doesn’t need to be considered now. They’ve claimed that Democrats should wait for Special Counsel for the Russia investigation Robert Mueller to complete his inquiry — but Tlaib says that the question of whether Trump should be criminally prosecuted is distinct from the question of whether he’s unfit for office and should be removed.

Trump, feeling the heat, has gone to familiar outlandish extremes and insisted that Americans would “revolt” if he was removed from office.

Still, Tlaib has a few allies, including the high profile Reps. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), Al Green (D-Texas), and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.). All three of them have at one point introduced articles of impeachment against Trump in the House.

Although the House approves articles of impeachment, it’s up to the Senate to put the charges on trial, and for now that chamber remains controlled by Republicans.

On top of that, Congress has to deal with the ongoing partial government shutdown over a lack of approved funding before much — if anything — else.

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