Rep. Rashida Tlaib Apologizes That Profane Comments About Trump Were a ‘Distraction’
Rep. Tlaib on “impeach the motherf—er” comment: “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 … I want you to know that I will never apologize for being me, and for being passionate and upset” pic.twitter.com/4Mp7nbvPZR
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Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is offering an apology/non-apology of sorts in her latest comments about the profane vow she made to have President Donald Trump removed from office.
Tlaib, last week, promised to “impeach the motherfucker,” then later refused to apologize amid criticism.
When reporters in Detroit asked her on Tuesday if she has any second thoughts about her remarks, she stood by her “passion,” but said it was a “teachable moment” for her because of the media circus her language caused.
“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,” Tlaib said. “However, we have a course we have to stick to, and nothing I say should distract us from that. The shutdown has to be at the forefront, and that’s what I’m here for.”
When reporters asked her to clarify once more if she was apologizing for her remarks or for the distraction, Tlaib answered “I will never apologize for being me, and for being passionate and upset.”
Watch above, via NBC.
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