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BY: Alex Griswold
Both the House Democratic leadership and rank-and-file Democratic members rebuked comments from newly sworn-in Rep. Rashida Tlaib promising to impeach "****" Donald Trump.
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"We're going to go in there, and we're going to impeach the motherf***er," the Michigan Democrat said at Thursday MoveOn rally in Washington, D.C., drawing cheers and whoops from the crowd.
When asked about Tlaib's use of profanity in an MSNBC town hall the following morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) responded that it wasn't worse than anything Trump had said in the past. "I'm not in the censorship business. I don't like that language, I wouldn't use that language, I don't establish language standards for my colleagues," she responded.
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But Pelosi was more critical of the talk of impeachment, saying that it consolidated the president's base and disclaiming, "That is not the position of the House Democratic Caucus."
"I do think that we want to be unified and bring people together. Impeachment is a very divisive approach to take and we shouldn’t take it … without the facts," she told host Joy Reid later in the interview, set to air Friday at 10 p.m. ET.
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