Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has been among the most vocal voices in calling for the impeachment of President Trump, and she doubled down on that promise Monday.
Speaking to the NAACP convention in Detroit, Tlaib declared, “I’m not going nowhere — not until I impeach this president.” Later in her speech, she said, “We need bold action, folks and I know what’s happening out there,” saying later, “it’s beyond just the four of us.”
Tlaib went on to directly reference “the squad” — the group of four freshman congresswomen that includes Tlaib, along with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.). She told the crowd “the squad is all of you and I can tell you, you are all the squad. If you support equity, if you support justice, you are one of us.”
Here’s a clip of her remarks:
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Tlaib has been attacking the president since she came into her office. Soon after she was sworn in, she famously told a crowd of supporters, “We’re gonna go in there, and we’re going to impeach the motherf***er.” While she is joined by a number of her colleagues in supporting impeachment, the majority of the House Democratic caucus has not publicly endorsed the impeachment of the president.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has spent the past few weeks attacking “the squad” on Twitter and during a rally in North Carolina. In one tweet, he wrote that the women should “go back” and in his rally last week, his crowd raised of chants of “send her back.”
Thought the tweets and the chants were widely condemned as racist, President Trump has continued to level that sort of language at “the squad.” In a Monday morning tweet, he called the four women of color, “a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart.”