Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, and they made it clear impeachment was a top priority.
Just hours after the new Congress was sworn in, Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, vowed to impeach President Donald Trump.
During an event on Thursday night for MoveOn, the Muslim lawmaker — who took her oath on the Quran and not the Bible — began by recalling a story to the crowd about her son.
She quoted her son as saying, “Look, mama, you won. Bullies don’t win,” she began, adding, “And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t.’ Because we’re gonna go in there and impeach the motherf**ker!”
Democrat Rashida Tlaib during her first day as a U.S. Congresswoman: “We’re going to go in and impeach the motherf**ker.” pic.twitter.com/hG538ZOQlb
— Kyle Morris (@RealKyleMorris) January 4, 2019
The room full of hardcore leftists roared with cheers and applause at the idea of removing Trump from office despite no evidence at all to even begin impeachment proceedings.
Just hours before Tlaib’s foul-mouthed rant, Rep. Brad Sherman, D-CA, filed articles of impeachment in the House against Trump.
Sherman’s resolution accuses Trump of “high crimes and misdemeanors” and claims Trump “sought to use his authority to hinder and cause the termination of” investigations related to alleged Russian “collusion” during the 2016 presidential election.
Sherman insists that Trump “has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”
Newly elected Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi also appeared to flirt with the idea of Trump being impeached.
During an interview Thursday morning with TODAY’s Savannah Guthrie, Pelosi said she believes a sitting president can be indicted.
— Savannah Guthrie (@SavannahGuthrie) January 3, 2019
“Do you believe the special counsel should honor and observe the Department of Justice guidance that states a sitting president cannot be indicted?” Guthrie asked.
“No, I mean I don’t think — I do not think that that is conclusive. No, I do not,” she said, entertaining the idea that Trump could be indicted while in office.
With no self-awareness at all, Pelosi then claimed that Democrats will be “transparent, bipartisan, and unifying” with the American people.
On the first day that Democrats regained control of the House, three Democrats pushed for impeachment.