Hours after U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib was sworn in; she made it known how she feels about Republican President Donald Trump and some are saying she has gone too far.
Others believe that Democrats, who recently took back the House, should be focused on retaking the White House instead brawling with Trump and members of the Republican Party.
Tlaib, who is eager for a fight, wasted no time in calling for Trump to be impeached.
Thursday night, Tlaib was talking to a group of supporters at an event put together by the well-known progressive group MoveOn near Capitol Hill, and she shared this recent exchange she had with her son: "People love you, and you win. And when your son looks at you and says, 'Momma, look you won. Bullies don't win.' And I said, 'Baby, they don't, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the mother***er.'”
The Michigan Democrat also made her sentiments known by penning a sharply-worded piece that was published in the
The first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress wrote: "President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country. On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country.”
Tlaib continued: "Each passing day brings more pain for the people most directly hurt by this president, and these are days we simply cannot get back. The time for impeachment proceedings is now."
Tlaib seems to have the full support of California politician and de facto leader of the Democratic Party Nancy Pelosi.
Pelosi, who reclaimed her former title as speaker of the House, does not rule out the idea that Mr. Trump could be indicted or impeached during his first time as president.
In an interview with
The Constitution requires what is described as the conviction of “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors” to impeach a sitting president.
Did the Democrat go too far?