While speaking at a MoveOn.org rally last week, newly sworn-in Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) used some…colorful language when reiterating her vow to impeach Donald Trump:
“We’re gonna go in and impeach the motherf***er!”
Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib tells cheering crowd that Trump impeachment coming
“We’re going to go in and impeach the motherfucker” pic.twitter.com/oQJYqR78IA
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 4, 2019
Well, predictably, right-wing pearl-clutchers freaked out and went directly for the cameras, trying to make political hay.
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) January 4, 2019
.@GOPLeader on Rep. @RashidaTlaib impeachment comment: "And then we watched a new freshman stand up, use this language, get cheered by their base and we watched a brand-new speaker say nothing to her. That is not the body of what we serve in and that action should not stand." pic.twitter.com/R6TZFS0coL
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 4, 2019
But Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez found the GOP’s response rather hypocritical, especially considering how they famously dismissed a certain presidential candidate’s own vulgar words and even elected him president:
Republican hypocrisy at its finest: saying that Trump admitting to sexual assault on tape is just “locker room talk,” but scandalizing themselves into faux-outrage when my sis says a curse word in a bar.
GOP lost entitlement to policing women’s behavior a long time ago.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 5, 2019
Which she followed up with:
People were so here for AOC’s takedown:
I freaking love you!!!! ♥️
— єєνєємαує👻 RVT (@eeveeluvsu) January 6, 2019
You go girl! The people got your back. And keep dancing!
— Paul RANTA (@paul_ranta) January 6, 2019
And could not have agreed with the sentiment more: