Pelosi on Rep. Tlaib’s Impeachment Profanity: ‘If She Were a Man, Would They Be Making a Fuss Like That?’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is known for her careful politicking, so it was no surprise to most of the political junkies when she seemed to distance herself from freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-Mich.) remark on President Donald Trump that “we’re gonna go in there, and we’re going to impeach the motherf***er.”

Pelosi said during a Friday town hall at Trinity University in Washington, D.C., that “impeachment is a very divisive approach to take, and we shouldn’t take it.”

But while she downplayed the content of Tlaib’s remarks, she defended the congresswoman’s right to make them.

“Let me just ask you this,” she told host Joy Reid. “If she were a man, would they be making a fuss like that?”

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Tlaib is one of a handful of fresh Democratic women in Congress who seem determined to shake up Washington, and though her informal caucus has been unsuccessful at making any real changes on Capitol Hill, it has definitely started more than a few conversations.

Meanwhile, Pelosi successfully took back the speaker’s gavel, making history (yet again) as the only woman who has ever been speaker of the House.

The 78-year-old California congresswoman earned 220 votes out of 430 to reclaim the title. Though 15 Democrats defected, the Republican choice, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), was still far behind Pelosi.

The new speaker has definitely done what she can to keep talks of impeachment quiet among her caucus. As IJR Red reported, some Democratic members of the House made moves to impeach Trump during the last Congress, and with them in the majority this session, they are already making similar attempts.

However, impeachment proceedings in the House would be mostly useless, at least right now. The Senate is still controlled by the Republicans, and they would be the ones responsible for actually removing Trump from office.

Instead of being hasty, most level-headed Democrats have urged their colleagues to wait for the special counsel’s report, which should have a more complete analysis of crimes and misdemeanors the president has committed.

Responses

  1. In “DemocratLand”, “She” could very well BE a “he”.

    It would also be of tremendous importance as to whether “She” was “Sis” or “Trans”.

    How’re we gonna figure this out, Ms. Pelosi? After all, in “Democrat Land” each case deserves special consideration. There are now at least 50+ sexes to consider now!! Better get working on it!…that and impeaching Trump for collusion or whatever. LOL!

  2. If she were a man that was also a Republican, absolutely! He’d be censured by now and subjected to a recall.

    1. When Joe Wilson shouted “You lie.” during the 2010 State of the Union, was he censored and subject to recall? He did apologize but to give you a hint at R’s level of decency, his fund raising efforts garnered a $million in 24 hrs. No recall, Joe is serving his 9th full term. Doug Lamborn publicly called Obama “tar baby” in 2011—No censure or recall. Doug is also still serving. Can you think of an example to back up your assertion?

      1. Joe Wilson didn’t use the F word or call for Obama’s baseless impeachment. Besides, Wilson’s comment was based on fact. Obama WAS lying (as he did every time he opened his mouth)

        As far as an example? Easy!! Trent Lott!! He was forced to step down by his Republican peers merely for praising the service of Strom Thurmond.

        You don’t want to get into this pissing contest with me, Ms. Softa. With all the Democrat immoralities that have been committed, the only thing it will get you is wet!

  3. Sticks and stones… Greg Gianforte bodyslammed Ben Jacobs to the floor and STILL he got elected!

    1. Playing the “sex” card is hackneyed and irrelevant here. Smoke screen. I wonder if she’ll next play the “race” one?

      1. What no comment on Trump playing the “decency” card? The guy who from the WH residence tweeted “little Adam Schitt”? The guy who claimed he could “grab them by the pussy.”? The guy who as a sitting POTUS called his ex-paramour porn star “Horseface”? Who as a sitting POTUS called NFL players “sons of bitches”? I can think of many words fitting to describe Trump and Tlaib. Custodians of public decency is NOT among them.

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