Rep. Rashida Tlaib Says She’s ‘Not Going Nowhere, Not Until I Impeach This President’
Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib said during her speech at the NAACP National Convention in Detroit that she’s “not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president.”
Rep. Tlaib is a member of the “Squad” of freshmen Democrat lawmakers who have been battling with not only the Republicans, but members of their own party who they deem to be not far-left enough — including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The other three Congresswomen in the “Squad” are Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Ilhan Omar.
“Let’s be clear today, President Trump is a bully and we stand up to bullies,” she said. “This is a critical moment in our history, the leadership of NAACP is needed as we see the poison of racism. Donald Trump has given permission to people who used to stand in sheets in the middle of night to stand in the light in front of the microphones. This is wrong.”
Rashida Tlaib at the NAACP convention: "Yeah, I'm not going nowhere! Not until I impeach this president." pic.twitter.com/PKv5pLw7tS
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 22, 2019
Recently, President Donald Trump had tweeted accusing the women of hating this country and saying that they should go back and fix their own nations, though Rep. Omar is the only one who was not born in the US. Rep. Tlaib did not respond to the tweet directly, but did address the Squad and the sentiment. He also commented about them on Monday, telling reporters that they are a “very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart.”
“We need bold action, folks. I know what’s happening out there … it’s beyond just the four of us,” she said. “The squad is all of you. I can tell you, you are all the squad, trust me. If you support equity, you support justice, you are one of us.”
Rep. Tlaib has been obsessed with impeaching the president, even saying that “we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf—er” shortly after she was sworn in. Prior to becoming a lawmaker, Tlaib was physically removed from protesting at an event that Trump was speaking at.
Crooked called us “Deplorables.” Tlaib calls us “Crazy.” In reality we just love our country, want every American—no matter their race, religion or socioeconomic status—to have a safe & prosperous life & expect our leaders to put America First. It’s simple pic.twitter.com/qUzyfE5z5o
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 21, 2019