The 116th Congress was sworn in last Thursday, featuring dozens of new lawmakers, including Michigan Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib, who made headlines for being the first Palestinian American woman elected to Congress. But by Thursday night, she was making headlines for an entirely different reason: publicly calling for Trump’s impeachment and using profanity while doing so. Hours after being sworn in to Congress, Rep. Tlaib told supporters at a reception for the progressive group MoveOn.org her plans for the coming term: “We’re gonna go in and impeach the mother——.”
Democrats immediately went on damage control for Tlaib’s obscene outburst. Sen. Joe Manchin, moderate Democrat from West Virginia, apologized to his constituents on behalf of his party.