Hours after being sworn in, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., appeared to tell a cheering crowd of supporters that the Democrats “are gonna impeach the motherf---er," NBC News reported.
The comments about President Donald Trump were captured in video posted online by an immigration activist, who also posted a group selfie with the new representative.
“When your son looks at you and said ‘Mamma look you won, bullies don’t win,’” Tlabib told the cheering crowd. “And I said baby they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf---er.”
Tlaib seemed to acknowledge the remarks Friday morning, tweeting, "I will always speak truth to power." Her office issued a statement later Friday morning standing by her remarks.
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Tlabib is one of the first two Muslim women and the first Palestinian-American woman in Congress. She has called for Trump's impeachment before, including in an op-ed published Thursday by the Detroit Free Press.
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said he didn't like "that kind of language" and that it was too early to talk about impeachment.