- The Washington Times - Friday, January 4, 2019

Rep. Rashida Tlaib on Friday refused to back down from her controversial call to impeach President Trump, despite mounting criticism.

Ms. Tlaib told a crowd hours after being sworn in Thursday night that Democrats would go after the president.

“When your son looks at you and said, ‘Mamma, look you won, bullies don’t win,’ ” she said. “And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf—.”

The newly minted Michigan representative appeared to acknowledge the now-viral video and stand by her comments.

Ms. Tlaib went on to write that the issue goes beyond Mr. Trump and should be considered a constitutional crisis.

Republican House Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise demanded that his new colleague apologize for her comments.

“There is no place for that kind of rhetoric,” he said on Fox News. “The Democrats should call that kind of language out as well.”

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, also criticized Ms. Tlaib’s remarks Friday.

“I don’t really like that kind of language. But more to the point, I disagree with what she said. It is too early to talk about that intelligently,” he said on CNN.

Mr. Trump bristled at the renewed talk of impeachment, claiming he is one of the most popular Republicans ever.

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