Rashida Tlaib: 'I'm Not Going Anywhere Until I Impeach This President'
Democrat refuses to get off the impeachment train
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) vowed during a speech at the NAACP's annual convention on Monday that "I'm not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president."
In March, Tlaib (D-MI) vowed to introduce new legislation that she promised would lead to Trump's impeachment, which ultimately failed.
Tlaib yelled to a cheering crowd in January, “we’re gonna impeach the mother***er” about President Trump, on the night she became a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
"We need bold action, folks. I know what's happening out there, you know, there's all of this, young women, and it's beyond just the four of us," Tlaib said at the NAACP convention, referring to her squad Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).
"The squad is all of you," she added.
"I can tell you; you are all the squad, trust me. If you support equity, you support justice; you are one of us."
Tlaib added that this was "a new era of the civil rights movement."
But as Tlaib and the squad continue on the impeachment train, House Rep. Nancy Pelosi has been hesitant to get on board, arguing that there were more effective ways to counter Trump's agenda.
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Last week, an unnamed Democrat politician admitted to CNN that President Donald Trump "won" the “showdown” with the Democrat “Squad” of Reps, Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashia Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).
Trump's description of Omar as an America-hating antisemite caused friction around her and other “Justice Democrats.”
According to CNN's Jake Tapper, Trump's win was reflected in high unfavorability ratings among Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley, and Tlaib.
Ford O’Connell, a Republican strategist who converses with the White House on a regular basis, also said that the squad is falling prey to Trump's strategy.
“He wants to keep it on celebrity versus celebrity, and ideology versus ideology, rather than solutions because he wants to tell you their ideology is going to creep into the policy solutions that the eventual 2020 Democratic presidential nominee puts forward,” Mr. O’Connell said.