Freshman Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan created a firestorm of criticism on Friday after a video that went viral surfaced of her referring to POTUS Donald Trump as a “motherf**ker” she and her party will seek to impeach.
Republicans have hammered Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, for the comment, which was made at a private party for incoming Democrats sponsored by uber-Left-wing group Moveon.org.
But she has remained defiant in the face of the firestorm, claiming she will always “speak truth to power” in refusing to apologize. Her refusal has been supported by Leftists everywhere, including newly-elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
One Democrat, however, has stepped up and pushed back against Tlaib and her comments in offering an apology to the entire country for what she said — Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
“I am so sorry. I want to apologize to all Americans, any sitting Congress person, there’s 535 of us there, 100 senators, and 435 Congress people. We should have better manners than that, I assure you,” Manchin said, calling Tlaib’s comment “deplorable.”
Just hours after she was sworn in, Tlaib told the Moveon.org crowd,Â “We’re gonna go in and impeach the motherf–ker.”
Manchin, in an appearance onÂ Fox News, said it is too early to be talking about impeachment, noting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe is ongoing and that he’s not yet issued a report.
Not only that, but there has been plenty of evidence, via reporting, to indicate the entire “Russian collusion” narrative against the president was manufactured by the Obama administration as a way of undermining President Trump and his administration.
As for Tlaib’s comments, Manchin added, “No one should approve of that.”
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