Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) went on the warpath last night. Concerning President Trump, she was quite clear what she wants to do. She wants to go in and “impeach the motherf**ker.” The media tried to ask her questions today about the remarks, she declined. From her social media posts, it looks like she has zero intention of apologizing. And why should she? She’s part of the progressive left, they want Trump gone, and she was honest about it. It’s absurd. It’s crude. It’s not going to happen. It’s all of those things, but at least someone was honest about what they wanted to do. Well, apparently, House Democrats are “livid” at Tlaib (via Politico):
House Democrats are furious that an incoming freshman’s expletive-riddled statement about impeaching Donald Trump has suddenly upended their carefully crafted rhetoric on their plans to take on the president.
Rank-and-file Democrats, immediately fearful of the damage the comment could cause, unloaded on their new colleague Friday morning. Republicans, they argued, would hold it up as proof that Democrats are playing politics rather than pursuing genuine oversight of the president — even if the GOP never showed interest in investigating Trump scandals while it was in power.
“Mueller hasn’t even produced his report yet!” said Rep. Ron Kind (D-Wis.), referring to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. “People should cool their jets a little bit, let the prosecutors do their job and finish the investigation.”
“Inappropriate,” added Rep. Jim Costa (D-Calif.). “As elected officials I think we should be expected to set a high bar… It’s not helpful.”
Even Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.), who introduced an impeachment resolution earlier this week, was shocked. His eyes bulged in disbelief when a reporter read him Tlaib’s comments and he was speechless for several seconds.
After he regained his composure, Sherman said that kind of language is detrimental to the cause: “That’s not language I would use … I think the office of the presidency should be treated with respect.”
Party elders also sought to calm talk of impeachment without criticizing Tlaib directly. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the new chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, called Talib’s comments “inappropriate” and said, “We need to be patient.”
That’s the key right there: “we need to be patient.” House Democrats want to impeach Trump. They’ve introduced multiple articles over the past couple of years. This is what they want. Why? Well, because he beat Hillary Clinton. That’s the reason. The Russian collusion nonsense isn’t going to materialize. Sorry, Democrats—it’s a myth. It will never happen. It’s been over a year since Special Counsel Robert Mueller began looking into this. So far, there is zero evidence to suggest the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. And in this town that leaks like crazy and a media that will eventually find something trying to be hidden—no one can keep a secret anymore—we would have found something. What we did find is serial incompetence among the elite media to cover this White House, who have also peddled story after story claiming to be Russia bombshells that only end up being massive nothing burgers. It’s crap. So, that being said, why are House Democrats mad at Tlaib when she said what they all want to do?
It seems to escape Rashida Tlaib that her excuse for her profanity (#unapologeticallyMe) is exactly Trump's approach--and one of the Democrats' biggest complaints about him.— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) January 4, 2019
"It's a legitimate discussion to have." -- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told me about impeachment.— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 4, 2019
"I'm not comfortable .. making that kind of leap," says Rep. DeFazio, saying wait for Mueller report first. pic.twitter.com/qDL6bnDaYR
Is it because she revealed the big (non) surprise that the Democrats and the entire liberal establishment want Trump gone by any means necessary? If anything,the load of manureAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez unloaded about a 70 percent tax rate, among other nonsensical ideas, is probably more damaging to the party than Tlaib channeling her rabid anti-Trumpism. It’s annoying, yes. It makes one rip your hair out because if a Republican had said this about Obama, calling him a motherf**ker, there would have been an uproar in the press that would’ve lasted until Rapture. Still, the fact remains that Democrats want to impeach Trump and they really shouldn’t be mad that Tlaib decided to unveil (colorfully) what we’ve known for months. You cannot put the toothpaste back into the tube. If Tlaib won’t speak, then her other progressive allies will—and they have. Every hearing the House will hold looking into this White House is an impeachment hearing. That’s the aim. There is no goodwill anymore, especially with Democrats. They’re going after the president because he won an election, and Tlaib is being reamed out for merely saying what everyone already knows.