Wanda Sykes: Trump Isn't Just a 'Motherf*cker,' He's a 'Lying Motherf*cker'

Rashida Tlaib

"How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time?" "And I said baby, they don't becaused we're gonna impeach the motherf--er!" Mr Trump, hardly the paradigm of verbal decency, past year derided African nations as "shithole" countries, after all.

Speaking later Friday to reporters in the Rose Garden, Trump said he thought Tlaib's comments were "disgraceful" and she "dishonoured herself".

She said that was in part a "generational" difference, but also called out Trump for language he has used.

The timing and optics of Ms Tlaib's outburst are notable.

So much for Hillary Clinton's promise a year ago that "civility can start again" after Democrats take the House and/or Senate. Pelosi is 78, while Tlaib is 42.

He has told confidants that he finds the impeachment talk somewhat unnerving, according to an outside adviser who spoke to him in recent days.

A change was made to the map in Rashida Tlaib's office the day she was sworn into Congress: a Post-it Note smacked next to Israel, pointing to Palestine.

On Friday, Tlaib did not back down, tweeting that she will "always speak truth to power".

'President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country, ' she wrote.

Tlaib took her oath on a two-volume Quran that belonged to one of the founding fathers of America, Thomas Jefferson and wore a traditional Palestinian "Thobe" dress to the ceremony.




A comment that set social media on fire, making headlines everywhere and drawing strong criticism from the president Friday afternoon.

In interviews with Politico, several of Tlaib's fellow Democrats were critical as well.

"We watched a new freshman stand up, use this language, get cheered by their base, and we've watched a brand new speaker say nothing to her", House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said.

Tension over impeachment is likely to be a persistent thorn for Pelosi, who will have to balance between a small, vocal group of the most liberal members of her caucus, who want to see Trump removed immediately, and the majority of her members who want to wait for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation to finish.

"The time for impeachment proceedings is now".

Sherman and Green forced votes to impeach Trump in 2017 and 2018, but the Republican House blocked those resolutions twice, with the help of many Democrats who said the effort was premature.

While Democratic leadership isn't likely to consider impeachment until Mueller's investigation is finished, the episode shows that they will face mounting pressure from rank-and-file members to act.

Even if Democrats believe some of Mr Trump's actions clear the threshold of "high crimes and misdemeanours", Ms Pelosi has downplayed the prospects of impeachment, saying it's "not something that I'm stirring the pot on".

Trump says his campaign did not collude with Russian Federation during the 2016 election, which is a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Equally pressing, Ms Pelosi must contend with liberal Democrats seeking to pull the party leftward in the run up to the 2020 election.

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