New House Demo­crat Rashida Tlaib vows to im­peach Trump

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WASHINGTON - A Demo­cratic con­gress­woman kicked off her term with an ex­ple­tive-laced vow to im­peach Don­ald Trump, test­ing her party’s dis­ci­pline and earn­ing a chid­ing Fri­day from the pres­i­dent.

As a clip of Michi­gan Demo­crat Rashida Tlaib’s an­i­mated com­ments cir­cu­lated widely on so­cial me­dia, Trump tartly dis­missed the threat of im­peach­ment, while the newly elected Demo­cratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ap­peared loath to reign in the con­gress­woman’s lan­guage.

“How do you im­peach a pres­i­dent who has won per­haps the great­est elec­tion of all time?” Trump said on Twit­ter, say­ing Democrats only con­sider im­peach­ment “be­cause they know they can’t win in 2020.”

At an event, hours af­ter her swear­ing-in on Thurs­day, Tlaib told sup­port­ers that “we are gonna go in t here and we’re gonna im­peach the moth­erf----r.”

The crowd roared, and Tlaib hugged sup­port­ers.

Salty lan­guage by US law­mak­ers - or pres­i­dents, for that mat­ter - is noth­ing new.

Trump, hardly the paradigm of ver­bal de­cency, last year de­rided African na­tions as “shit­hole” coun­tries, af­ter all.

But when Trump was asked about his critic’s com­ments, he said they were “dis­grace­ful,” and “highly dis­re­spect­ful to the United States of Amer­ica.”

“I think she dis­hon­oured her­self and I think she dis­hon­oured her fam­ily, us­ing lan­guage like that,” he added.

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