Hours after Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, one of the most popular newcomers vowed to impeach President Donald Trump.
While speaking on Thursday night at an event for MoveOn, a far-left “activist” group, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, launched into a profanity-laced diatribe against Trump.
The Muslim lawmaker began her remarks by recalling a conversation that she had with her son.
“People love you and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win,’” Tlaib said, recalling what her son told her.
“And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t.’ Because we’re gonna go in there and impeach the motherf**ker!” she added, with the crowd roaring with cheers.
Democrat Rashida Tlaib during her first day as a U.S. Congresswoman: “We’re going to go in and impeach the motherf**ker.” pic.twitter.com/hG538ZOQlb
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 4, 2019
Tlaib’s disturbing comments came hours after the Detroit Free Press published her op-ed calling for Trump’s impeachment.
“President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country. On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country. Each passing day brings more pain for the people most directly hurt by this president, and these are days we simply cannot get back. The time for impeachment proceedings is now.”
To remove a sitting president, the U.S. Constitution requires conviction of “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
The impeachment process would require a majority vote in the House and two-thirds of the Senate, which is controlled by Republicans.
In essence, even if the House were to advance impeachment, there’s likely no way it would ever pass in the Senate, so long as the upper chamber is controlled by a GOP majority.
Nevertheless, Democrats are pushing for Trump to be removed from office.
Just hours after Democrats officially took control of the House, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-CA, re-introduced articles of impeachment that he filed last year.
— Rep. Brad Sherman (@BradSherman) January 3, 2019
Other Democrats followed suit.
Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., told CNN on Thursday: “It’s not too soon to be talking about it. We’ll have to decide whether or not it’s the correct course of action, but certainly, we should be discussing it and asking those questions and figuring out what the best course of action is.”
During an interview with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie that aired on Thursday morning, newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she believes a sitting president can be indicted.
“Do you believe the special counsel should honor and observe the Department of Justice guidance that states a sitting president cannot be indicted?” Guthrie asked.
“No, I mean I don’t think — I do not think that that is conclusive. No, I do not,” she said.
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) January 3, 2019
On the first day that Democrats regained control of the House, one lawmaker filed articles of impeachment and at least three others discussed impeaching Trump from office.