Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib vowed during a speech at the NAACP Convention in Detroit to fulfill her pledge to remove Trump from office.
“I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this President,” Tlaib said at the NAACP annual convention in Detroit.
“Let’s be clear today, President Trump is a bully and we stand up to bullies,” she continued. “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 the night to stand in the light in front of the microphones. This is wrong.”
Trump has called out Tlaib and three other freshman Democrats congresswoman, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, for their continuous anti-American, anti-Semitic remarks, telling the group last week to “go back” to the “totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came.”
The president renewed his criticism of the lawmakers, who call themselves “The Squad,” shortly after Tlaib’s speech on Monday, warning they are “racist troublemakers.”
On Sunday, Trump tweeted; “I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our Country,” accused them of “destroying the Democratic Party,” and said they should “apologize to America” and Israel.
Tlaib did not directly address the President’s latest tweets in her remarks in Detroit, but later in her speech she said, “We need bold action, folks. I know what’s happening out there … it’s beyond just the four of us.”
“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,” she said.
After her swearing into Congress, Tlaib made headlines declaring to the audience at a progressive event, “we’re gonna go in there and we’re going to impeach the motherf****r,” a reference to the President.
Tlaib made history with her swearing-in as the first Palestinian-American woman to serve in Congress. She and incoming Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota are the first two Muslim women ever elected to Congress.
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