WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBZ-AM/AP) — Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of Detroit, MI made history Thursday as the first Palestinian-American Muslim woman elected to Congress.
On Friday, she's making headlines for this viral video below
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From a pub on with supporters on Thursday night, Tlaib used profanity to describe President Trump after being sworn into office Thursday. At the end of her comments, Tlaib told the group about a conversation she allegedly had with her son about her victory.
He told her that "bullies don't win" and she replied, "And I said baby, they don't because we're gonna go in there and impeach the motherf---er".
The video of her comments was posted on social media. Tlaib replaced former Congressman John Conyers of Detroit who was forced from office after allegations of sexual misconduct by former staff members surfaced.
Tlaib is refusing to apologize for a derogatory, off-color remark she made about President Trump.
She tweeted today that she will always speak truth to power, adding the hashtag "unapologeticallyMe." Tlaib is the first Palestinian American woman to serve in Congress.
During her campaign, Tlaib has frequently pushed for the President's impeachment.
She is one of two Muslim women elected to Congress.
Democratic Congressman Jim Costa of California said they should set the bar higher while House Minority Speaker Kevin McCarthy of California slammed Tlaib for her language and her politics.
Source: NBC News
"How do you work with anybody if this is really what they have planned? that they go down into a place they have to move on and they think 'others aren't watching it,' using foul language they introduce that they just want to impeach The President over what basis we have the government shut down right now. Where are their priorities?," he said
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she doesn't like the profane language used by one of her new members who predicted the House will impeach President Donald Trump. But Pelosi says it's no worse than what Trump himself has said.
Pelosi said that she has a "generational" reaction to that language and wouldn't use it, but that she won't censor her colleagues. Pelosi is 78, while Tlaib is 42.
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