Rashida Tlaib Isn’t Apologizing for Her Trump Profanity: ‘I Will Never Apologize for Being Me’

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) isn’t backing down amid outrage over her use of the word “motherf**ker” to call for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

At a meeting with constituents in Detroit on Tuesday, Tlaib said her only regret was that the comments might have been a distraction from other work to be done. For that, she apologized — but she’s standing by her sentiment.

Asked by a reporter if she had “any regrets” about the incident, Tlaib explained that she is “authentically me” and “very passionate.”

“The use of that language was a teachable moment for me,” she said. “And I understand I am a member of Congress, and I don’t want anything that I do or say [to] distract us. And that’s the only thing I apologize for, is that it was a distraction.”

But Tlaib stopped short of apologizing for the sentiment and passion behind the word choice. She stated that she has a right to be passionate about the issue, to the sound of applause from those in the room.

Watch the video below, via NBC News:

Tlaib expressed her desire to focus on the government shutdown, but when pushed for further clarification on her apology, she didn’t hold back.

“I want you to know that I will never apologize for being me and for being passionate and upset,” she said.

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She’s a perfect anthropomorphic democratic donkey. Bray on ass.


She sounds like she has an open mind like most Democrats. They’ll listen as long as you say what they want to hear.


I don’t mind swearing. I enjoy swearing. I swear often and enthusiastically when I’m with my friends, misplace my keys, excited about a raise… the list goes on and most always appropriate.

But. Not. At. Work.

At work, I’m professional as f*#& because its less abrasive and thats easier for people to work with which in turn makes my job easier. I expect the same from politicians. If you are speaking as a politician, don your professional persona, like eryone else does, and do your job.





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