Just hours after being sworn in on Thomas Jefferson’s copy of the Quran, one of our new Muslim congresswomen – Rashida Tlaib – told supporters in an expletive-filled way that Democrats were raring to get in there and remove President Donald Trump from office.
The Michigan Democrat said: “When your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t, because we’re gonna go in there and we’re gonna impeach the motherf***er!’”
Tlaib’s decision to drop the MF bomb on her supporters may have been a spur-of-the-moment urge, but her call for Trump’s impeachment was not. Earlier in the day, the Detroit Free Press published an op-ed written by Tlaib outlining the case for Trump’s removal.
“President Donald Trump is a direct and serious threat to our country. On an almost daily basis, he attacks our Constitution, our democracy, the rule of law and the people who are in this country,” she wrote. “Each passing day brings more pain for the people most directly hurt by this president, and these are days we simply cannot get back. The time for impeachment proceedings is now.”
We would say something to the effect of: It’s unclear how Trump is daily attacking our Constitution and our democracy…but what’s the point? This idiot already knows she’s lying, everyone in the Democratic Party who recites this line knows it’s a lie, and most Americans (we hope) realize that it’s a lie. There is no valid reason to bring Trump on articles of impeachment, and it is a political dead end if the Democratic Party decides to do it. If it has any effect at all, it will irritate left-leaning voters in the Midwest who saw in Trump a chance to do something different after eight long years of economy-crushing Obama rule.
But if you want to talk about threats to our country, why not start with the woman who was sworn into Congress on a copy of the Quran? Why not mention that she wore a traditional Palestinian robe to the ceremony? Why not admit to ourselves that there’s something just a wee bit uncomfortable – 18 years after 9/11 – in seeing the House vote to change the rules so that Tlaib’s Muslim cohort, Ilhan Omar, can wear her headscarf in the Capitol Building?
We’re not saying there’s necessarily anything sinister, by default about Muslims or Muslim politicians. We are saying, however, that at a time in our nation where we must be very vigilant about Islamism, creeping Sharia, and forms of political Islam that are tools (and fronts) for extremist groups, you have to wonder where these women will stand.