US Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib criticised for crass language in Trump impeachment speech

A US Congresswoman has vowed to impeach US president Donald Trump just hours after her swearing-in ceremony.

Rashida Tlaib won the race to represent Michigan's 13th congressional district, becoming the first Palestinian-American women in congress history.

She was sworn in at a ceremony on Friday (local time) in Washington, wearing traditional Palestinian dress.

Hours later, at an event organised by progressive group MoveOn, Ms Tlaib recounted the moment she found out she won the election last November.

"And 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 gonna go in there and we're going to impeach the motherf**ker."

A video was posted to Twitter of the speech.

Ms Tlaib has said many times that the US president needs to be impeached.

She wrote a column for the Detroit Free Press, titled "Now is the time to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump."

In the column she said Mr Trump was a "direct and serious threat" to the US.

"On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our Democracy, the rule of law, and the people who are in this country. His conduct has created a constitutional crisis that we must confront now."

A statement from Ms Tlaib's office released yesterday said the congresswoman stands by what she said.

She tweeted on Saturday saying: "I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe".

President Trump appeared to respond to the impeachment threat via Twitter on Saturday.

"How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong… had the most successful two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history."

The hashtag #ImpeachTheMF is trending on Twitter in the US.


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