Freshman Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib spoke in front of supporters yesterday and told a story about talking to her son about her 2018 victory. She also said wanted to impeach Trump.
“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 and impeach the motherf–ker,” Tlaib said.
You’d think a member of Congress invoking impeachment powers might be the most newsworthy part of the quote, but nope! Instead, everyone freaked out about the naughty language.
Some of those most scandalized by Rep. Tlaib’s potty mouth were Republicans—you know, the ones who love when Trump “tells it like it is.” Here’s GOP House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy looking for a fainting couch to pass out on:
MCCARTHY: "You know what our freshman class did? They put together a resolution to not use foul language. This is the difference & it's wrong."— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 4, 2019
REPORTER: But Trump recently called a woman 'horseface.' Who within your caucus called him out? ???
M: "I think a lot of them did" pic.twitter.com/axHOjBOMau
Just so we’re clear, “a lot” of Congressional Republicans definitely did not call out the president when he called Stormy Daniels “horserace.” (Although, GOP Rep. Ryan Costello, who did not run for re-election, offered the strongest rebuke.)
And here’s RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel with a white-knuckle grip on her pearls:
Expletive-filled rants about our president tell you all you need to know about the priorities of the Democrats in Congress.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) January 4, 2019
President Trump fights every day for a better life for Americans.
Democrats are only committed to fighting President Trump.https://t.co/vOO30addWL
Congresswoman Tlaib responded to the controversy on Twitter and she’s not sorry:
I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019
And President Trump, who gleefully uses vulgar language to thrill his supporters, said Tlaib “dishonored” herself during a press conference today:
Asked about prospect of his own impeachment, Trump says, "You can't impeach somebody that's doing a great job, that's the way I view it. I've probably done more in the first two years than any president, any administration in the history of our country... there was no collusion." pic.twitter.com/BUlx3kbLCs— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) January 4, 2019
"I think she dishonored herself. And I think she dishonored her family," Trump says, then calls it "highly disrespectful to the US of A" re new rep saying Dems will "impeach this motherf**ker." Trump in '16 repeated a woman's use of "pussy" to describe Ted Cruz from a rally stage— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 4, 2019
Trump also questioned how he could ever be impeached:
How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russia, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 4, 2019
Twitter didn’t waste any time piling on the sudden obsession with civility and decorum from Republicans:
Crazy Joe Biden— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) January 4, 2019
Wacky and Deranged Omarosa
Slimeball Jim Comey
Liddle Adam Schitt
Low-IQ Maxine Waters
MS-13 Lover Nancy Pelosi
But we’re supposed to feel bad that someone called him a motherfucker lol ok.
It's really this simple: the progressive community will not permit the censorship and shaming of Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib by conservatives who refuse to hold Trump accountable for the venomous, bigoted, and hateful things he's said since taking office and long before that.— Charlotte Clymer?️? (@cmclymer) January 4, 2019
Kids are in cages in the desert. https://t.co/ohaWAhwZ1v— RAICES (@RAICESTEXAS) January 4, 2019
Dear Media,— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) January 4, 2019
Literally NOBODY cares that the incoming congresswoman swore. Nobody.
Stop falling for FAKE outrage. These are people who elected a racist sexual predator.
Seeing a female politician’s elbows is not what our founders intended. Even a single lady wrist would be a dishonor to her family! CIVILITY! https://t.co/kfOJ7xppvZ— John Hodgman (@hodgman) January 4, 2019
"Using language like that in front of her son and whoever else was there, I thought that was a great dishonor to her and to her family." pic.twitter.com/leVa4LDrwI— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 4, 2019
When Mr. Trump is mean to someone vs. when someone is mean to Mr. Trump pic.twitter.com/1mq4CqwskG— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) January 4, 2019
Trump speaking on dishonor.. pic.twitter.com/I2CIAETpaI— AJ ? (@Blay_Jay) January 4, 2019
Hopefully that puts this very boring non-controversy to rest so everyone can get back to talking about something that matters, like the fact that Trump said he might keep the government shut down “for years.”