So, as Cortney wrote, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) isn’t going to apologize for her coarse language at a Moveon reception this week, where she said, concerning President Trump, that they were going to go in and “impeach the motherf**ker.” She avoided the press earlier today. It’s not a shock that Tlaib is’t apologizing; she’s a liberal Democrat. And House Democrats in general are already in a wartime mode with the Trump White House over the border wall. Pelosi promised to have a transparent and bipartisan Congress. That isn’t going to happen. The speaker also avoided talk of impeachment…until the facts come out. She also didn’t think Tlaib’s language was appropriate either, but that’s beside the point. She also said she’s not in the censorship business, and pretty much sounds like she will be giving Tlaib a pass on this outrageous behavior (via NBC News):
Newly elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Friday shied away from moving forward with impeachment at this time, calling it a "divisive" option and saying that the language used by one of her colleagues to describe President Trump was no "worse" than what he has said.
"I do think that we want to be unified and bring people together. Impeachment is a very divisive approach to take and we shouldn’t take it ... without the facts," Pelosi said during an MSNBC town hall at Trinity University in Washington, D.C., her alma mater.
Her comments came the morning after one of the newly elected members of Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., told a progressive audience that Democrats are going to "impeach the motherf---er," using an expletive to refer to the president.
"I probably have a generational reaction to it," Pelosi said in reaction to Tlaib's comments, but added, "I'm not in the censorship business. I don't like that language, I wouldn't use that language, but I wouldn't establish language standards for my colleagues."
"Generationally, that would not be language I would use, but nonetheless, I don’t think we should make a big deal of it," she added.
I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019
This is not just about Donald Trump. This is about all of us. In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019
On impeachment, Tlaib is the bull in a china closet, but Pelosi is waiting in the tall grass. I’m sure Pelosi agrees with the young freshman congresswoman. In fact, I would say virtually the entire House Democratic caucus wants to impeach Trump; they’ve already introduced the articles on the House floor multiple times. They want him gone because he beat Hillary. That’s the real reason.
.@GOPLeader on Rep. @RashidaTlaib impeachment comment: "And then we watched a new freshman stand up, use this language, get cheered by their base and we watched a brand-new speaker say nothing to her. That is not the body of what we serve in and that action should not stand." pic.twitter.com/R6TZFS0coL— CSPAN (@cspan) January 4, 2019
As for Pelosi holding her cohorts accountable, well, let the word go forth: you can get away with murder. You can say whatever you want, no matter how crude or ludicrous…as long as you’re trashing Trump or the Republicans. In other words, it’s a day that ends in “y.”