'And when your son looks at you and says: "Mumma look, you won, bullies don't win". But Tlaib - one of the two first Muslim women elected to Congress in November - said she's okay with that reaction, according to CNN.
Hours after being sworn in as the first ever Palestinian-American to serve in Congress, Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib used an expletive to describe US President Donald Trump and vowed to push for his impeachment.
Tlaib, the first Palestinian-American woman to be elected to Congress, made news earlier in the day when she took her oath of office using Thomas Jefferson's Quran. "And we're gonna go in and impeach the mother**ker".
The 20-second clip of Tlaib's profane declaration, which was shared on Twitter by Nestor Ruiz, a digital organizer for immigrant advocacy group United We Dream, quickly made the rounds Thursday night.
Tlaib, a former MI state legislature, has attacked Trump before, calling him "direct and serious threat to our country".
Accompanying Tlaib during the swearing-in ceremony was activist and fellow BDS backer Linda Sarsour. On an nearly daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country.
'Each passing day brings more pain for the people most directly hurt by this president, and these are days we simply can not get back.
'President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country.
In an interview with NBC News this week, Pelosi didn't rule out pursuing impeachment against Trump, but said Democrats would wait until special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation concludes.
"It's a national holiday", Sarsour, also a Palestinian-American, said in a congratulatory Facebookvideo for Tlaib. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has not committed to impeachment, saying it would be divisive for the country. In December, she said she will lead a trip of incoming U.S. lawmakers to the West Bank. "What I'm more interested in is protecting the Mueller investigation, seeing where the facts take us".