Rashida Tlaib Will be Sworn in Using Thomas Jefferson's Quran

Minnie Murray
January 5, 2019

"I am still Palestinian today", Tlaib told a group of supporters at a celebratory gathering a few blocks from Congress on Thursday evening, only hours after she was sworn in.

"How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong" and has had the "most successful two years of any president", Trump tweeted.

"We're gonna impeach the motherf***er!" she said during a private MoveOn.org event on Thursday in Washington D.C.

Tlaib, who represents a liberal district in Detroit, exclaimed at an event late Thursday that Democrats were going to "impeach the mother--".

Newly elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders have said they want to wait for special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to issue a final report from his Russian Federation probe before deciding whether to impeach Trump.

But Tlaib - one of the two first Muslim women elected to Congress in November - said she's okay with that reaction, according to CNN.

More than Tlaib's profanity, it was her vow to impeach Trump that drew her colleagues' disapproval.

"Dems are more focused on stopping Trump than building the Wall and helping the country", Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) wrote on Twitter.

After he regained his composure, Sherman said that kind of language is detrimental to the cause: "That's not language I would use ..." Looking for a straightforward account of Tlaib talking trash, I find Mark Osborne's ABC News story.


Some on social media have started to post pictures of their own thobes in a show of solidarity with Tlaib. "I think she dishonored herself and her family".

Trump also talked about U.S. military and nation-building tactics overseas.

Asked about it outside a Friday morning caucus meeting of House Democrats, Tlaib smiled and kept walking. Rep. Brad Sherman, (D-Calif.) re-introduced the articles of impeachment on the first day of the new Congress on January 3. "I thought it was highly disrespectful to the United States of America".

Trump responded to Tlaib's words Friday during a press briefing outside the White House, calling the congresswoman's comments "disgraceful".

Though not an official candidate at the time, Trump's name was frequently mentioned as a possible candidate as far back as 2000 - and he was actively pushing the birther conspiracy theory about President Barack Obama at the time. We won the Senate, they won the House.

"If you really don't like Trump, you shouldn't like this video, because this does the opposite of hurting him", The Reagan Battalion tweeted.

But not even Democrats are welcoming Tlaib's comments. Rep.

"She could have said it better than that, she got her point across but there's other ways you can get your point across without using swear words", Kevin Stevinson said.

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