Rashida ‘Impeach the M-Fer’ Tlaib: Barack Obama Told Me “I’m Proud of You”
Freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) posted a photo of herself with former President Barack Obama taken at a meeting with new Democrat Members of Congress on Monday. Tlaib stated Obama told her, “I’m proud of you.”
@BarackObama met with us new members of Congress and we had a thoughtful discussion about serving our country. The best part was when he looked straight at me and said, “I’m proud of you.”
.@BarackObama met with us new members of Congress and we had a thoughtful discussion about serving our country. The best part was when he looked straight at me and said, "I'm proud of you." pic.twitter.com/cPDOth0B5i
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 28, 2019
Tlaib has been pushing for the impeachment of President Trump, saying earlier this year she would “impeach the motherf****r.’ (Note: the original post of the video to Twitter has been deleted.)
“And when your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won, bullies don’t win.And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t,’ because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherfucker!”
This week Tlaib introduced an impeachment resolution that has drawn scant support among Democrats, NBC News reported:
…Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who has been one of the fiercest advocates for impeachment, is circulating a letter among her colleagues in support of a resolution that would instruct the House Judiciary Committee to investigate whether the president had “committed impeachable offenses.”
“I, firmly, believe that the House Committee on Judiciary should seek out whether President Trump has committed ‘High crimes and Misdemeanors’ as designated by the U.S. Constitution and if the facts support those findings, that Congress begin impeachment proceedings,” Tlaib writes in the letter, which was obtained by NBC News.
Tlaib says the committee should investigate matters outside of what Mueller looked into, including questions about whether Trump violated the Foreign Emoluments Clause, whether he “committed crimes to defraud the United States” by directing Michael Cohen “to make payments to interfere and affect” the 2016 election, and whether there is evidence that Trump obstructed Mueller’s investigation — a charge that the special counsel did not make a judgement on, according to the Barr summary.
Tlaib briefly spoke about her letter at a Tuesday morning closed-door meeting with her Democratic colleagues, but there was no apparent enthusiasm for it, according to two people in the room…