First Palestinian-American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib vows to "impeach motherf*****" Donald Trump
Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, are the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress in the United States' history.
Just hours after being sworn in, the first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress, Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, took aim at President Donald Trump, vowing to "impeach the motherf–ker."
Tlaib delivered a fiery message at the end of her first day on the job on Thursday at the reception for a campaign for MoveOn, an American progressive public policy advocacy group and political action committee.
A 20-second video clip of the event was shared on Twitter by The Wrap’s media editor Jon Levine. The clip started making the rounds on the internet later during the day, where Tlaib can be heard recalling her historic victory to the attendees.
“And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Mama, look you won. Bullies don’t win,’ and I said, ‘Baby they don’t’ — because we’re gonna go in and impeach the motherf—-r," Tlaib says in the video as cheers erupt in the room.
The 42-year-old Detroit native is among the record number of women and minorities who were sworn in on Thursday as the 116th Congressional class.
Tlaib and Rep.Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, are the first two Muslim women to serve in Congress in the United States' history. Reports state that Tlaib took her oath donning a traditional throbe dress on Thursday and used a Koran that belonged to Thomas Jefferson and dates back to 1734.
The Congresswoman also shared the historic moment with her followers on Twitter.
This is it. You officially have a new Congresswoman who is ready to fight for you. Being accessible to every single resident from day one is how I serve you. My door is always open to you. #13thDistrictStrong https://t.co/NYHS7P99PM pic.twitter.com/JUhtkX6LPc— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 3, 2019
New House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), during an interview with NBC’s 'Today' show, meanwhile refused to rule out the possibility of an indictment against a sitting president amid the rumors that Special Counsel Robert Mueller could soon issue one against President Trump.
President Trump, however, took to Twitter on Friday morning and said that Democrats "only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win 2020.”
As I have stated many times, if the Democrats take over the House or Senate, there will be disruption to the Financial Markets. We won the Senate, they won the House. Things will settle down. They only want to impeach me because they know they can’t win in 2020, too much success!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2019