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Washington (AFP) A Democratic congresswoman kicked off her term with an expletive-laced vow to impeach Donald Trump , testing her party’s discipline and earning a chiding Friday from the president.
As a clip of Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib’s animated comments circulated widely on social media ,
Trump tartly dismissed the threat of impeachment, while the newly elected Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
“How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time?” Trump said on Twitter .
At an event hours after her swearing-in on Thursday, Tlaib told supporters that “we are gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker.”
Trump, hardly the paradigm of verbal decency, last year derided African nations as “shithole” countries, after all.
But when Trump was asked about his critic’s comments, he said they were “disgraceful,” and “highly disrespectful to the United States of America.”
“I think she dishonored herself and I think she dishonored her family, using language like that,” he added.
Democrats have just won control of the House of Representatives, after eight years in the minority. Tlaib, 42, is one in a cadre of ebullient,
media-savvy rising stars — the self-described “radical” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is another — who aim to shake up Washington’s status quo.
Tlaib found support on Twitter, where ImpeachTheMF was a trending item in the United States on Friday night, with more than 110,000 tweets.
“I probably have a generational reaction to it. But in any event I’m not in the censorship business,” she said in comments aired Friday on MSNBC.