Rashida Tlaib apologizes — but not for calling president a ‘mother*cker’

Rashida Tlaib apologizes — but not for calling president a ‘mother*cker’
Rashida Tlaib (Image: YouTube screen grab via CNN)

[Ed. – What a gal!]

Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib apologized Tuesday for causing a “distraction” by calling President Donald Trump a “motherf—–” last week.

At a progressive event after her swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, the newly elected congresswoman from Michigan was recorded saying “we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf—–!”

Responding to the ensuing controversy soon after, Tlaib stood by her remarks, saying she is for impeaching Trump.

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“I ran on that,” she said. “It’s probably exactly how my grandmother, if she was alive, would say it.”

On Tuesday, Tlaib was asked if she had any regrets about the comments.

“What I can tell you is that I am a person that is authentically me,” she said. “I’m very passionate about fighting for all of us, and the use of that language, you know, was a teachable moment for me. And I understand I am a member of Congress, and I don’t want anything that I do or say distract us. And that’s the only thing I will apologize for, is that it was a distraction.”

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