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​Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib Calls Trump A "Motherfucker" In Speech

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Newly elected congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said on Thursday that she is intent on impeaching Donald Trump, who she called a "motherfucker." Where's the lie?

At an event sponsored by progressive organization MoveOn, Tlaib spoke about her win as the first Palestinian-American woman elected to Congress, telling the audience, "Don't you ever, ever let anybody take away your roots, your culture, who you are. Ever." She then recounted the way her son told her that he thought her victory proved that "bullies don't win." Tlaib continued: "And I said, 'Baby, they don't,' because we're gonna go in there and we're gonna impeach the motherfucker." Her comment was followed by an eruption of cheers and applause from the crowd.

Of course, the fact that a Democratic member of Congress swore when referencing the president is now being used by Republicans as "proof" that Democrats shouldn't move forward with impeachment proceedings. Boris Epshteyn, Trump's former special assistant, called Tlaib's comments "disgusting" and "sad," while Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said the quote is proof that Democrats have "no solutions for America."

Trump also responded to the call for impeachment, citing his "popularity" among Republicans.

Tlaib, though, is standing by her statement, posting a response to Twitter. "I will always speak truth to power," she wrote, followed by the hashtag #UnapologeticallyMe. A second tweet made clear that she's focused on impeaching Trump for the sake of the country: "In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise."


Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, is also not ruling out impeachment—although she said so in less explicit terms—so it actually is within the realm of possibility to hold Trump accountable for his multiple alleged crimes.

Photos by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for The Trevor Project

Delevingne shared why they chose now

Last week, Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson officially confirmed the rumor that they're dating, with Delevingne posting an Instagram video of the two of them kissing. Now, in a new interview, she revealed why they confirmed the rumors. Basically, it was in celebration of Pride.

In the interview with E! News at the TrevorLIVE Gala, Delevingne was asked why the pair chose this moment to take their relationship public, and she answered: "Because it is Pride, it's been 50 years since Stonewall happened, and I don't know... It's been just about our one year anniversary so, why not?"

Why not, indeed? Delevingne also said that the kissing video was "just a little something," which makes sense. After all, the couple were recently spotted lugging around a kinky sex bench, so some simple kissing must feel pretty elementary.

At the Gala, Delevingne shouted out Benson during her speech too, though not by name. "I also have another very special woman in this room to thank and you know who you are," she said. "She's one of the people who help me love myself when I needed it most and I really needed it. She showed me what real love is and how to accept it, which is a lot harder than I thought." I'm swooning.

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