Newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), meanwhile, is remaining cautious on the matter.
Tlaib later said that she was unapologetic for her comments and "will always speak truth to power". But a Friday morning tweet indicated she isn't backing down. This is about all of us. I assume she's new. There is no word yet on whether she will sit down with Tlaib and have a chat. "Donald Trump is completely unfit to serve as President", the statement read.
She was mobbed when she arrived; an emcee had to ask the crowd to clear out the hallway, as a wave of selfie-cravers had clogged it up.
Both congresswomen took their oaths of office on the Quran, with Tlaib using a personal copy and Omar using her grandfather's copy. And the parts of her own base that are hungry to impeach him will be momentarily sated by Tlaib's remark and Pelosi's own soft-spoken defense of it below. "Bullies don't win, ' and I said, 'Baby, they don't, ' because we're gonna go in there and we're going to impeach the motherf***er", she said in a video that was posted on Twitter. Rashida Tlaib used an expletive Thursday in pushing for impeaching President Donald Trump.
On the topic of impeachment, though, the president said he's "done more in [his] first two years than any president in our country".
This is far from the first time she has called for Trump's impeachment. California Rep. Brad Sherman and Texas Rep. Al Green introduced articles of impeachment against Trump on Thursday, the first day of the new Congress.
Tlaib made impeaching Trump a plank in her campaign too. The incoming congresswoman added, "I like that it's kind of pushing against the stereotype that somehow we are new to this country".
Talk of impeachment remains in the air, fueled by a handful of Democrats on Pelosi's left flank who are pressuring her to more aggressively pursue the issue. "What I'm more interested in is protecting the Mueller investigation, seeing where the facts take us".
Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinians who immigrated to the USA before she was born, was elected as representative for Michigan's 13th district in November's midterm elections which has brought the most diverse group of first-time politicians to the House in U.S. history.
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