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Democratic lawmaker vows to impeach Trump



A Democratic congresswoman kicked off her term with an expletive -laced vow to impeach President Donald Trump , triggering Republican outrage and testing party discipline barely a day after Democrats regained the House .As a clip of Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib’ s animated comments circulated widely on social media , Trump tartly dismissed the threat of impeachment in a tweet on Friday.

“How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time , done nothing wrong ( no Collusion with Russia , it was the Dems that Colluded ) , had the most successful first two years of any president , and is the most popular Republican in party history 93 % ?” Trump tweeted .

“ They only want to impeach me because they know they can’ t win in 2020 , too much success !”

At an event following her swearing – in Thursday , Tlaib told a cheering crowd of supporters : “ People love you . And you win . ”

“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 . ”

Tlaib is one of the first two Muslim women voted into Congress and made Trump ’ s impeachment central to her campaign.
A long -time critic of the Republican leader, she was once arrested for heckling the then- candidate during his White House run .

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The morning of her entry into Congress , Tlaib labelled Trump “ a direct and serious threat to our country , ” in a co-authored op – ed published in the Detroit Free Press newspaper .

“We already have overwhelming evidence that the president has committed impeachable offences , ” she said. “ Each passing day brings new damage to the countless people hurt by this lawless president ’ s actions. We cannot undo the trauma that he is causing to our people . ”

“ The time for impeachment proceedings is now. ”

Democrats ’ new majority in the House of Representatives has marked a dramatic power shift on Capitol Hill less than two years before the Republican president ’ s re -election bid , as Democrats intend to put a check on Trump ’ s turbulent White House .

( AFP )