Trump Tweets That Democrats Want to Impeach Him For Being 'Too Successful'

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- Michigan's newest congresswoman Rashida Tlaib sworn in Thursday in the nation's capital, swearing in a different way at a rally Thursday night. Ms Tlaib, 42, is one in a cadre of ebullient, media-savvy rising stars - the self-described "radical" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is another - who aim to shake up Washington's status quo.

Republicans have bridled at Ms Tlaib's comments, using them to portray Democrats as seeking politically-motivated retribution against Mr Trump rather than common ground.

"I don't like that language, I wouldn't use that language, I don't establish any language standards for my colleagues", Pelosi told MSNBC, "but I don't think it's anything worse than the president has said".

Aside from the latest developments, most reports indicate that House Democratic leaders will wait for Robert Mueller's report on his investigation of Trump, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi adding that "We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political reason".

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On the same day, the Detroit Free Press published an op-ed co-written by Tlaib and founder of the Impeach Donald Trump Now campaign, John Bonifaz, which called Trump a "direct and serious threat to our country".

Amazingly enough, in full context, Tlaib was recalling a conversation she had with her son. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he doesn't think "comments like these particularly help". "Bullies don't win, ' and I said, 'Baby, they don't"- because we're gonna go in and impeach the motherf - - - er".

"I think that the office of the presidency should be treated with respect", he said.

"'The time for impeachment proceedings is now", the column concludes'.

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"I have never said that in a public setting". Wisconsin Rep. Ron Kind said.

Pelosi said Thursday that she wouldn't rule out impeachment or the indictment of the president, but also said such actions would not benefit the country.

At a meeting at the White House Friday on the government shutdown, Trump opened his remarks with his concerns about impeachment, according to a White House official and a tweet from Pelosi's spokesman Drew Hammill.

"I think it's a forgivable sin, an outburst of exuberance with her and her supporters, and I think we all need to move on", he said.

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