Advance Notice: Briefs

Tlaib renews her ‘impeach the MF’er’ call against Trump

By: - July 14, 2019 6:01 am

U.S. Rep Rashida Tlaib in Detroit, April 22, 2019 | Ken Coleman

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) made waves during her first week in office when she told a progressive audience: “We’re gonna impeach the motherfucker!”

On Saturday, Tlaib renewed her call against President Donald Trump while speaking on a Netroots Nation panel in Philadelphia, along with several Democratic members of Congress, according to media outlets including ThinkProgress.

“We’re gonna impeach the MF’er, don’t worry. It’s up to you, it’s not up to us. We went from ‘Let’s not talk about it,’ to close to 80 members of Congress coming out and supporting it,” Tlaib reportedly said. “[Trump] dismisses the equal branch of the Constitution and he does it arrogantly. This is a country not a business. You need to act like a government is for the people.”

Tlaib declares Dems will impeach Trump

The first-term member of Congress and attorney has been a leader in the impeachment fight, sponsoring in March a resolution investigating Trump’s “impeachable actions.” Tlaib contends that Trump’s myriad business dealings are grounds for an investigation, not just his ties to Russia.

Democrats won control of the U.S. House in January. More than 80 members of the 235-member caucus now support holding impeachment hearings, according to CNN. That includes a majority of Michigan’s seven-member Democratic U.S. House delegation: Tlaib and U.S. Reps. Brenda Lawrence (D-Southfield), Andy Levin (D-Bloomfield Twp.) and Dan Kildee (D-Flint).

U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, a former Republican from Cascade Township, also backs impeachment, helping lead to his recent exit from the GOP, which has stood in lock-step with Trump.

Tlaib drums up support for resolution investigating Trump’s ‘impeachable actions’

Our stories may be republished online or in print under Creative Commons license CC BY-NC-ND 4.0. We ask that you edit only for style or to shorten, provide proper attribution and link to our web site. Please see our republishing guidelines for use of photos and graphics.

Susan J. Demas

Susan J. Demas is a 21-year journalism veteran and one of the state’s foremost experts on Michigan politics, appearing on MSNBC, CNN, NPR and WKAR-TV’s “Off the Record.” In addition to serving as Editor-in-Chief, she is the Advance’s chief columnist, writing on women, LGBTQs, the state budget, the economy and more. Most recently, she served as Vice President of Farough & Associates, Michigan’s premier political communications firm. For almost five years, Susan was the Editor and Publisher of Inside Michigan Politics, the most-cited political newsletter in the state. Susan’s award-winning political analysis has run in more than 80 national, international and regional media outlets, including the Guardian U.K., NBC News, the New York Times, the Detroit News and MLive. She is the only Michigan journalist to be named to the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Reporters,” the Huffington Post’s list of “Best Political Tweeters” and the Washington Post’s list of “Best Political Bloggers.” Susan was the recipient of a prestigious Knight Foundation fellowship in nonprofits and politics. She served as Deputy Editor for MIRS News and helped launch the Michigan Truth Squad, the Center for Michigan’s fact-checking project. She started her journalism career reporting on the Iowa caucuses for The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Susan has hiked over 4,000 solo miles across four continents and climbed more than 70 mountains. She also enjoys dragging her husband and two teenagers along, even if no one else wants to sleep in a tent anymore.