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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Refers to Donald Trump In Speech, Tells Crowd 'We' Will 'Impeach This Motherf---er'

Hours after Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib made headlines for being sworn in to Congress, she's in the news for another reason. 

Tlaib attended a reception for the Move On campaign on Thursday evening, briefly stepping on stage to speak to the crowd. During her speech, Tlaib, a Democrat, spoke of a conversation she had with her son, going on to say that President Donald Trump would be impeached.

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“'Look, Mama, you won. Bullies don’t win,'" Tlaib said. "And I said, 'Baby, they don't, because we're gonna go in there and impeach the motherf---er.'"

The video was posted to Twitter by Jon Levine, media editor for The Wrap, who credited another individual with filming the video.

Other media members attending the party also posted to social media about Tlaib's comment.

It wasn't the first shot Tlaib had taken at Trump. The congresswoman and John Bonifaz, a founder of the Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign, published an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press on Thursday, calling the president a "direct and serious threat to our country."

As with Tlaib's comments at the party, the op-ed called for Trump to be impeached.

"On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country. His conduct has created a constitutional crisis that we must confront now," Tlaib and Bonifaz wrote.

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The pair outlined the ways and the reasons in which the Constitution allowed for a president to be removed from office.

"The Framers of the Constitution designed a remedy to address such a constitutional crisis: impeachment. Through the impeachment clause, they sought to ensure that we would have the power, through our elected representatives in Congress, to protect the country by removing a lawless president from the Oval Office," they wrote, going on to say there was ample evidence to warrant Congress to begin impeachment proceedings, and that waiting for the end of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation was unnecessary.

"Each passing day brings new damage to the countless people hurt by this lawless president’s actions.  We cannot undo the trauma that he is causing to our people, and this nation. Those most vulnerable to his administration’s cruelty are counting on us to act—act to remove the president and put this country on a path to true justice," the op-ed read. 

"This is not just about Donald Trump. This is about all of us. What should we be as a nation? Who should we be as a people? In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise. We must rise to defend our Constitution, to defend our democracy, and to defend that bedrock principle that no one is above the law, not even the President of the United States. Each passing day brings more pain for the people most directly hurt by this president, and these are days we simply cannot get back. The time for impeachment proceedings is now."

Tlaib is the first Palestinian-American women to be elected to Congress, and one of two Muslim women to be sworn in to office on Thursday. Tlaib was joined by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who is the first woman to wear a headscarf, also known as a hijab, in Congress.

Tlaib also made headlines on Thursday for being sworn in to office by using a Quran owned by Thomas Jefferson.

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Tlaib previously clashed with Trump in August 2016, when she asked the then-Republican presidential nominee if he had ever read the Constitution during an event in Michigan. Tlaib was thrown out of the event but told CNN that asking the question was "the most American thing I could ever do."

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