Democrats everywhere had a triumphant day after their party officially regained control of the House of Representatives with the most diverse congress in history.
Freshman Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) wasn't shy about her invigoration when speaking to supporters at an event on the night of her swearing in.
A celebratory Tlaib said:
"when your son looks at you and says ‘mama, look you won, bullies don’t win.’ And I say ‘baby, they don’t’ because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf***er.”
Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib tells cheering crowd that Trump impeachment coming “We’re going to go in and impeach t… https://t.co/UnHfiiGctm— Jon Levine (@Jon Levine)1546574300.0
Congresswoman Tlaib was met with cheers in the room, but the reception online was mixed. Some said that her words were an inadvertent gift to President Donald Trump. Others reminded them that the President was elected only days after a tape of him bragging about grabbing women by their private parts without consent leaked online. In addition, Tlaib is one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress. Her election and swearing in have come during a presidency that has targeted Muslims at home and abroad.
For Tlaib's part, she's not backing down.
I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe— Rashida Tlaib (@Rashida Tlaib)1546610880.0
This is not just about Donald Trump. This is about all of us. In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise.— Rashida Tlaib (@Rashida Tlaib)1546612066.0
The reaction was again mixed. Some insisted that her words paled in comparison to the atrocities committed during the tenure of the Trump administration. Not to mention, Trump used the same word when discussing China.
"Listen you mother fuckers—we're gonna tax you 25%,” Trump said to China in this video I found. Spare me this fake… https://t.co/WNpQkwWir8— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin)1546619602.0
As have other notable Republicans.
House GOP Chair Liz Cheney condemns @RashidaTlaib for “foul language” at presser. Her dad Dick Cheney told Sen Leah… https://t.co/dg7ThYVUja— Erik Wasson (@Erik Wasson)1546617889.0
Many praised her for standing by her statement.
@RashidaTlaib Imagine if they were as mad about dead children at the border as they were about everyday profanity!— Cameron Johnson (@Cameron Johnson)1546616038.0
@RashidaTlaib Why are some acting upset? It’s just locker room talk!— Resisting Old Lady (@Resisting Old Lady)1546614764.0
@RashidaTlaib Yes! The PC police can't have a perfect world. Trump is exactly what you said and I hope you are a pa… https://t.co/oVINZ3tdlI— Joanna Adler (@Joanna Adler)1546615118.0
@RashidaTlaib When a man tries to block members of your family from entering the United States because of their rel… https://t.co/Tz2p7cu4Bl— O. Okafor (@O. Okafor)1546611574.0
Other Democrats agreed with her words but implored her to put them more palatably.
@RashidaTlaib Please do not get caught up in the vitriol! Just di a good job and the rest will follow!— Sharon Coleman (@Sharon Coleman)1546615516.0
@RashidaTlaib Please stop the talks of impeachment. It only makes his base stronger. Sit tight and see what happens… https://t.co/abiqkqQO6T— TheRealSethW (@TheRealSethW)1546615441.0
@RashidaTlaib I am with you, but please proceed with grace and dignity, and in accordance with the law— Jane (@Jane)1546615045.0
@RashidaTlaib I dont appreciate the hypocrites attacking you and not calling out POTUS for far worse. But you shoul… https://t.co/8WK5GyOeoW— Tara Saia (@Tara Saia)1546614000.0
Believe it or not, Republicans were divided as well.
Some Republicans were thanking her.
@RashidaTlaib Thanks so much. You can’t know how helpful this is to Republicans. Keep it up!— Bob Pike (@Bob Pike)1546615512.0
@RealKyleMorris This is actually great to see. Thank you @RashidaTlaib I have a feeling that Democrats conduct over… https://t.co/yCsFtuCNoR— Kemba (@Kemba)1546580383.0
Others chastised her.
@RashidaTlaib The fact that you were elected is a "constitutional crisis"!!!— Allen Fuchs (@Allen Fuchs)1546615053.0
@RashidaTlaib We are in a Constitutional crisis because as a newcomer, you make it that way. @realDonaldTrump is yo… https://t.co/gmijq9FT7G— Karen H Turner (@Karen H Turner)1546617722.0
@RashidaTlaib You don't and won't ever speak for me. You are the problem. Disrespect gets you no respect from me.— Curtiss (@Curtiss)1546616181.0
But while Republicans were chastising her for disrespect, there was no shortage of Islamophobic rhetoric from the right.
@RashidaTlaib You will never accomplish Islamization of the US. We are an armed society and will fight for our land… https://t.co/D2mt0ULKt6— I love America! #MAGA (@I love America! #MAGA)1546613741.0
@RashidaTlaib Grow up. Get some soap. Clean your mouth & ACT like you have some sense. You're just another TDS De… https://t.co/19bq70dMLQ— 🇺🇸Gennifer🇺🇲 (@🇺🇸Gennifer🇺🇲)1546608626.0
@RashidaTlaib Your a Loser and your heart is not right. President Donald Trump has the Lord Almighty (the God of Ab… https://t.co/DvQIzXitrt— Lady Bird Rose (@Lady Bird Rose)1546619042.0
With hatred like this finding its mouthpiece in the Oval Office, maybe an F-bomb isn't the most atrocious thing plaguing the United States.