Published: Wed, January 09, 2019
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from the map in her congressional office

Rashida Tlaib removes Israel from the map in her congressional office

"And I understand I am a member of Congress, and I don't want anything that I do or say distract us".

In response to her initial remarks, Trump labeled them "disgraceful" and ones that both "dishonored herself and dishonored her family". Meanwhile, other Republicans engaged in disingenuous pearl-clutching.

Tlaib's controversial statement was likely seized upon in part because while it is easy to go after her presentation on social media, the Congresswoman was also one of the co-authors of an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press that suggested it was time to begin impeachment proceedings against the President.

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

Former Progressive Conservative prime minister Kim Campbell caused a stir online when she referred to U.S. President Donald Trump with a profanity over the weekend in a nod to a speech that landed a newly elected Democratic U.S. congresswoman in hot water earlier this week.

Tlaib also told the crowd at a Michigan Veterans Foundation event that using the curse word "was a teachable moment for me", according to The Hill. "And that's the only thing that I apologize for is that it was a distraction". "When I travel this country, folks have plenty enough problems that they need their president to focus on instead of a wall".

"But, however, we have a course that we have to stick to, and nothing I should say should distract us from that", she said, adding that the ongoing partial government should be the prominent issue.

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