Just hours after Democrats took control of the House of Representatives and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi cautioned against moving toward impeaching President Trump, a freshman Democrat profanely vowed to remove the president.
Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib — one of the two women who made history for being sworn in as first Muslim women in Congress — told supporters Thursday night:
"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 go in there and we're going to impeach the motherf*****."
The comments were captured on camera and quickly exposed the long-simmering debate inside the Democratic Party about the appropriate strategy to manage expectations for how the House will handle impeachment.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who would preside over any impeachment proceedings, was quick to bat down the comments in an interview on CNN on Friday morning.