On her first official day in Congress, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) made a name for herself when she told a group of progressive activists that she would ensure the impeachment of President Donald Trump, referring to the president as a "motherf***er." The video quickly went viral, triggering a wave of backlash.
As the controversy reached a fever pitch, Tlaib held her ground — at least on social media, declaring Friday that she would not back down from her platform, of which the impeachment of Trump is central.
I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019
But Tlaib's fiery attitude quickly changed once back on Capitol Hill.
On Friday, when reporters surrounded the Michigan Democrat seeking comment about her vulgar remarks, Tlaib literally ran away.
After victoriously shouting to a cheering audience that she will "impeach the motherfucker" Trump, Rep. Rashida Tlaib *literally* runs scared from reporters asking her if she stands by the comments.
She's new here so does not know where to go - lol
[Via @BoKnowsNews] pic.twitter.com/c1Bg5guQJv
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 4, 2019