Tlaib: Trump Would've Been Removed from Office if He ‘Looked Like Me’ or Obama
'He would be convicted. He would be removed from office'
Democrat Rep. Rashida Tlaib claimed President Donald Trump would have been convicted by the Senate and removed from office if he "looked like" her or former President Barack Obama.
Tlaib told Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman that Trump and anyone in Congress who “enabled him" should be held accountable.
“I think many of us are obviously concerned, but it’s just a continuation of this administration,” Tlaib said.
“I mean, the Trump administration hasn’t fully been transparent, nor have they had moral values—I don’t care if it’s around pardons, death penalty."
"There’s just been a wave of increased, I think, hate in this violent agenda by this current administration," she added.
"So I’m not surprised, as all of us who were celebrating the legacy of Dr. King, that he was yet still signing a number of executive orders, and then also continuing with appointments and other kinds of measures that are pretty unprecedented.”
She also claimed Trump would proceed to provoke violent insurrection even after leaving office.
“He has spewed out this agenda that I don’t think is going to go anywhere."
"I think he’s going to continue to lead this type of — what are people calling — insurrection; I call it violent attacks on our country," she added.
"And so, I think it’s really important that we, as a country, realize accountability is extremely important here, from those in Congress that enabled him, from those that continue to support him, that they all need to be held equally accountable, as well as Donald Trump.”
“I hope that there’s an awakening in the Senate,” Tlaib continued.
.@RashidaTlaib suggests that if President Trump wasn't white, he would be convicted by the Senate.— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 19, 2021
“If it was somebody that looked like me, if it was President Barack Obama, there would be no question that he would be held accountable, he would be convicted...” pic.twitter.com/bOOwqui2pn
“But I’ve been waiting for that awakening to happen for quite a while, for Leader McConnell and many others to finally say, ‘Enough is enough,’ and impeach and convict the forever-impeached, twice, President Donald Trump."
"What he did was pretty unprecedented.”
“And, Amy, I have to be honest: If it was somebody that looked like me, if it was President Barack Obama, there would be no question that he would be held accountable,” Tlaib added.
“He would be convicted. He would be removed from office."
"He would never, ever be able to run again. He wouldn’t ever be able to get public benefits."
"He has truly sent us on a dangerous path that I don’t think is going to go away very easily even after he leaves office.”
In 2018, Tlaib called for Trump's impeachment on her first day in office.
In 2019, she told a 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 mother****er.’”