Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib fled from reporters asking about her statement that she would help Democrats “impeach the motherfucker” in reference to President Trump.
“If you’re unapologetic about your comments, Congresswoman, why not talk to us?” asked journalists.
— Bo Erickson (@BoKnowsNews) January 4, 2019
After her comments went viral, Tlaib doubled down, defending her remarks in a Thursday morning op-ed, and stating that she was “elected to shake up Washington, not continue the status quo.”
Rashida Tlaib’s office buckles down on the “impeach the motherfucker” comments in statement: pic.twitter.com/yikr61eMK0
— Lissandra Villa (@LissandraVilla) January 4, 2019
Apparently defending herself in front of cameras is a bit too much for someone elected to shake things up.
Addressing Tlaib’s comments during a Friday afternoon press conference, President Trump said “I thought her comments were disgraceful…I think she dishonored herself, and I think she dishonored her family.”
President Trump on Rep. Rashida Tlaib's call to 'impeach that motherf*****': "I thought her comments were disgraceful…I think she dishonored herself, and I think she dishonored her family." pic.twitter.com/HxzZr2cF1i
— Axios (@axios) January 4, 2019