Pelosi Weighs in on ‘Impeach the Motherf*cker’: I Don’t Like the Language, but It’s No Worse Than Trump’s
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke at a town hall event set to air on MSNBC Friday night, in which she was asked for her thoughts about Rashida Tlaib‘s (D-MI) profane vow to have President Donald Trump removed from office.
The new congresswoman is standing by her comments after causing a major commotion by promising to “impeach that motherfucker.” MSNBC’s Joy Reid asked Pelosi for her response, and the House Speaker commented that she didn’t appreciate the foul words, but its no worse than Trump’s standards.
“I’m not in the censorship business,” Pelosi said. “I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language…but I don’t think it’s anything worse than what the president has said.”
Reid followed up by asking whether Tlaib’s comments impact the “trajectory” of the Democrats’ agenda and makes impeachment more likely or not. Pelosi predicted Trump’s base will consolidate over the remarks, but not much else would happen in the grand scheme of things.
“[Impeachment] is not position of the House Democratic Caucus, that is freedom of speech of an individual member…I don’t think we should make a big deal of it. That’s probably the way people talk,” Pelosi said. “Words weigh a ton, and the president has to realize his words weigh a ton too, and some of the words he use have a direct impact on peoples’ lives. My colleague’s comments do not have an impact on peoples’ lives.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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