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Rep. Rashida Tlaib says she'll file articles of impeachment against Trump by month's end

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The Democratic congresswoman has made it her mission, previously calling the president a 'motherf****r'

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) vowed Wednesday to file an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump by the end of March.

What are the details?

Speaking to reporters from her congressional office, Tlaib exclaimed, "We saw record turnout in an election year, where people wanted to elect a jury that would begin the impeachment proceedings to (sic) Donald Trump," The Hill reported.

"We want to work on these economic issues, racial injustice issues and everything. But guess what? There is a wall there, and a constitutional crisis that is not going to [let us] do our jobs as American Congress members to push a lot of these agendas forward."

Referring to her fellow freshman Democrats, Tlaib continued, "This is the largest class since Watergate. This a class — a diverse class — that comes...with a sense of urgency to act. To act to hold corporations accountable; to act in holding President Trump accountable; to act to really try to see real reforms even within our congressional process. This is an emergency for all of us."

According to WXYZ-TV, Tlaib added, "Later on this month, I will be joining folks and advocates across the country to file the impeachment resolution to start the impeachment proceedings."

NBC News reported that Tlaib also called for impeachment proceedings to begin in the House of Representatives immediately.

"Remember, this is setting a precedent. If we don't hold impeachment proceedings today, start them today and hold him accountable to following the United States Constitution — think about that, this is not going to be the last CEO that runs for president of the United States," she said at her news conference.

"This is not going to be the last person that tries to get away with this," Tlaib added. "And what does that say about the most powerful, most important body, most important position in the world?"

Tlaib's announcement isn't a shock, considering she referred to the president as a "mother****r" within hours of being sworn in to Congress in January, while vowing to have him ousted from office.

Anything else?

Rep. Tlaib won't be the first to make such a move against President Trump. The Hill reported that Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) introduced articles of impeachment against the president on the first day the 116th Congress went in to session in January, and Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) filed his own version in the previous session.

Green says he plans to reintroduce a similar measure soon, and force it to a vote in the House.

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