The Democratic lawmaker who referred to President Donald Trump as a “motherf**ker” last week also wants women to stop having sex with their husbands.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., said in 2012 while serving in Michigan’s House of Representatives that women should boycott having sex with men in retaliation for an abortion-restriction bill that passed the state house.
“I am disappointed, Mr. Speaker, that we are launching a war on women today while doing nothing to launch a war on poverty,” Tlaib said at the time, according to the Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC.
“In that case, stop having sex with us, gentlemen, find somebody else to do it with,” she added.
“Seriously, I ask women to call Michigan to boycott men until these bills stop moving out of the House. Oppose this bill for the love of your wives, for the love of your daughters and for the love of mothers,” she continued.
A story by the Detroit Free Press published in June 2014 described the bill that Tlaib was upset over and quoted her as saying the following:
“All 64 Republicans and six Democrats in the state House joined forces Wednesday to approve sweeping new restrictions on abortion. The bill would increase insurance and regulations on abortion clinics, regulate the disposal of fetal remains, prohibit the use of teleconferences to prescribe abortion medication and make it a crime to coerce a woman into having an abortion. … The 70-39 vote came after nearly an hour of emotional debate.”
The Free Press story went on to say:
And state Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, recommended that women withhold sex from their partners until the Legislature stopped the bills. ‘We’re launching a war on women,’ she said. ‘Stop having sex with us, gentlemen, and I ask women to boycott men until they stop moving this through the House.’
Just days before the report exposing Tlaib’s apparent anti-men and pro-abortion position, she vowed to impeach Trump and referred to him as a “motherf**ker.”
While speaking on Thursday night at an event for MoveOn, Tlaib recalled a conversation that she had with her young 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
Just hours after Democrats officially took control of the House last Thursday, 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.