'We're going to impeach the motherf****r': Newly elected Democratic lawmaker goes off on Trump

'We're going to impeach the motherf****r': Newly elected Democratic lawmaker goes off on Trump
Twitter screenshot

Democrats took power in the House of Representatives Thursday, bringing hope to the party and its supporters that their views may finally hold some sway in Washington, D.C., again after two years without control in any branch of federal government.

At a reception for the progressive MoveOn that evening, newly elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), drew attention by making a speech and concluding with a raucous call for congressional action against President Donald Trump, as Dave Wiegel of the Washington Post reported.

She recounted the conversation she had with her son about her election.

"When your son looks at you and says, 'Mama, look, you won! Bullies don't win.' And I said, 'Baby, they don't. Because we're going to go in there and we're gon impeach the mother-f****r,'" she said.

The crowd cheered wildly at her remarks. A video of the comments also appeared online:

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. AlterNet’s journalists work tirelessly to counter the traditional corporate media narrative. We’re here seven days a week, 365 days a year. And we’re proud to say that we’ve been bringing you the real, unfiltered news for 20 years—longer than any other progressive news site on the Internet.

It’s through the generosity of our supporters that we’re able to share with you all the underreported news you need to know. Independent journalism is increasingly imperiled; ads alone can’t pay our bills. AlterNet counts on readers like you to support our coverage. Did you enjoy content from David Cay Johnston, Common Dreams, Raw Story and Robert Reich? Opinion from Salon and Jim Hightower? Analysis by The Conversation? Then join the hundreds of readers who have supported AlterNet this year.

Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure AlterNet remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to AlterNet, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.

alternet logo

Tough Times

Demand honest news. Help support AlterNet and our mission to keep you informed during this crisis.