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House Dem Backs Colleague on ‘Motherf**ker’ Comment: ‘She’s a Fighter’

As many Democrats distanced themselves from Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-Mich.) profane comments about the president, one House Democrat defende her and indicated her comments were a representation of how tough she was.

Her comments were just the latest of inflammatory rhetoric from many Democrats criticizing President Donald Trump. And according to The Washington Free Beacon, Tlaib’s comments even received support from Rep. Andre Carson (D-Ind.).

As IJR previously reported, many House Democrats recoiled at the way Tlaib expressed her pledge to impeach President Donald Trump.

“We’re going to go in and impeach the motherf**ker,” she told a crowd.

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Reps. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.), Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), and Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) each pushed back on her comments.

“The choice of words is inappropriate,” Clay said.

But according to Carson, Tlaib was a “fighter,” and he indicated that her comments were a manifestation of that.

“We’ve got firepower in Congress. We got sister Rashida in the House, and she’s tough. She’s the kind of sister you take to a debate with scholars with you because she’ll rock the house,” he said.

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“She’s also the kind of sister you take with you if you’re about to get jumped because she’ll fight, too,” he added.

He went on to talk about what he said when a reporter asked him about Tlaib’s comments.

“I said, ‘I love her, I’ve known her for a decade. She’s a fighter, and I stand with her.’ And we should stand with her,” he added.

While House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wasn’t thrilled about Tlaib’s comments, she seemed to excuse them as “nothing worse than the president has said.”

“I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language, I don’t establish any language standards for my colleagues,” she said.

Tlaib indicated she wasn’t sorry for being herself, as IJR Blue reported.

“I want you to know that I will never apologize for being me and for being passionate and upset,” she said.

She did, however, apologize for creating a distraction.

“I understand I am a member of Congress, and I don’t want anything that I do or say [to] distract us,” she said. “And that’s the only thing I apologize for, is that it was a distraction.”

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