New US politician speaks her mind on Trump

New US politician speaks her mind on Trump

A change was made to the map in Rashida Tlaib's office the day she was sworn into Congress: a Post-it Note smacked next to Israel, pointing to Palestine. 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.

In interviews with Politico, several of Tlaib's fellow Democrats were critical as well.

Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters, a frequent target of Trump's ire, said of Tlaib comments: "I think what we need to do is have more attention on the President and the way that he speaks, the language that he uses".

He has told confidants that he finds the impeachment talk somewhat unnerving, according to an outside adviser who spoke to him in recent days.

Pelosi said Friday at an MSNBC town hall said she wouldn't censor her colleagues, and that Tlaib's language was no worse than things Trump has said.

She wants special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian electoral interference - and possible collusion with Mr Trump's campaign - to run its course before Congress decides about taking such a serious step.

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Rep. Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) was among those who called Tlaib's impeachment comment "inappropriate". At a news conference Friday, Trump said it was "disgraceful" and she had "dishonored her family". House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he doesn't think "comments like these particularly help". Mr Trump said on Twitter, saying Democrats only consider impeachment "because they know they can't win in 2020".

"The time for impeachment proceedings is now", she wrote in a co-authored op-ed published in the Detroit Free Press newspaper the morning of her entry into Congress.

Trump said that Pelosi assured him during the meeting that "we're not looking to impeach you", and that he replied "that's good, Nancy, that's good".

"I have never said that in a public setting". Still, Tlaib isn't the only one trying to move forward on the matter.

"How was she going to stand up to the most radical-left elements of her party when they become unhinged?"

The president, who has long fashioned himself as the ultimate victor, told the confidant that he anxious that impeachment, even if he retained office, would be a stain on his legacy.

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