Benny Johnson | Columnist, Viral Politics
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders had harsh words for incoming Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib after footage of her profanity-laced rant about impeaching President Donald Trump went viral.
Hours after becoming a congresswoman, Tlaib promised to “impeach” Trump, telling a cheering audience on Capitol Hill that she would “impeach the motherf****r.”
We got congresspeople out here calling the president a mother fucker pic.twitter.com/GCXSPQbPb8
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Rashida Tlaib to a crowd of cheering supporters in DC: “Were gonna go in there and impeach the motherfucker!”
— Daniel Marans (@danielmarans) January 4, 2019
US Representative-elect Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) reacts to a good number during an office lottery for new members of Congress on Capitol Hill November 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
Sanders was asked about the remarks on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning and said bluntly, “You will not impeach this president.” She further said that Tlaib was trying to advance her “own political career.”
“You will not impeach this president when he had two of the most successful years any president had in modern history,” Sanders said. “The only reason they come after this president is because they know they cant beat us, cant beat him when it comes to policy debate. They have no solutions for America.”
“People are sick and tired of playing politics,” Sarah continued. “That is not what America is looking for. That is not the goodness of our country. I hope some of these new faces that campaigned on being different and being a change will actually come here to work with the president, work for solutions, work to help the American people, not to help their own political careers.” (RELATED: Rashida Tlaib Takes Oath Of Office Using Thomas Jeffersons Quran)
Democratic California Rep. Brad Sherman re-introduced articles of impeachment against Trump on Thursday.