WASHINGTON – With control of the House of Representatives now officially back in the hands of Democrats, several incoming lawmakers are moving to make good on threats to impeach President Donald Trump. One newly elected Islamic member of Congress wasted no time telling the world her plans in an obscenity-laced tirade.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) came to Congress dressed in traditional Palestinian clothing. She blasted Trump while speaking to MoveOn.org, explaining how she cursed the president in front of her own son.
"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 there and we're going to impeach the motherf-----!" Tlaib said.
And she's completely unapologetic about using that particularly obscene phrase in public, tweeting:
I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019
Tlaib is just one member of the new Democrat-controlled Congress bent on impeaching Trump.
Democrat Kicks off Articles of Impeachment: 'Good for Our Country'
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA), who first filed articles of impeachment in 2017, is on the same track.
"He will be introducing the same articles he introduced last year," Sherman spokesperson Shane Seaver told Fox News.
Just like the first time around, the articles charge the president with, among other things, obstructing justice by sacking former FBI Director James B. Comey.
"There is no reason it shouldn't be before the Congress," The Los Angeles Times quotes Sherman. "Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country."
This time, however, the move carries more weight since it will be Democratic leadership, not the GOP, who will decide whether or not to act on Sherman's reintroduction of the resolution.
Newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), meanwhile, is remaining cautious on the matter.
"We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason and we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political reason," she told NBC's "Today" Thursday. "We just have to see how it comes."
Even so, Breitbart reports that a Trump conviction is unlikely given that it must be confirmed by two-thirds of the GOP-controlled Senate, which saw an increase in its Republican ranks due to the midterm elections.