Palestinian Congresswoman's 'Impeach the Motherf***er' Remark Falls Flat with Dems and Society , but Leftist Media Still CheerHer On
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) refused to apologize after causing a furor with an expletive-laden, anti-Trump battle-cry. While some cooler heads among the Democrats admonished her, however, the liberal media stood by her side.
Tlaib, the first Palestinian woman in Congress, celebrated her swearing-in at a bash on Thursday. While in a festive mood, Tlaib delivered a speech that contained a profane call to impeach US President Donald Trump.
She quoted her son as saying: "Look mama, you won. Bullies don't win." Tlaib replied: "You're right, they don't. And we're gonna go in and impeach the motherf**ker."
The remark prompted a round of applause from the audience, and was well-received by the anti-Trump resistance online. However, there has been outrage from conservatives. But, Tlaib subsequently made it clear that she would not apologize. "I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe," she tweeted on Friday.
An array of media outlets on the left have sprung to Tlaib's defense in a series of ardent op-eds, apparently channeling the infamous maxim of former Obama administration attorney general Eric Holder: "When they go low, we kick them."
The Huffington Post's columnist Michelangelo Signorile wrote that "there is no downside and only upside to Tlaib's statement because, like De Niro and others before her, she is firing up progressives who feel her passion." New Statesman America's Nicky Woolf argued that Tlaib's "approach" is "good for Congress" because civility is obsolete and belongs to the dustbin of history.