©AP - Rashida Tlaib in the House of Representatives.

A bold statement with then a little politically correct term to describe the president of the United States. That is the least you can say about ‘We’re going to impeach the motherfucker’. It was the new Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim woman ever in the House of Representatives, who with that promise set the tone for the new relationship between the Democrats and the president immediately after her swearing in.

Tlaib made her bold statement to her supporters a few hours after she took the oath in the House. She looked back at the moment in November last year when it became clear that she had been elected and remembered how her son looked at her and said, “Look, Mom, you won, the bullies did not.” “Then I said, ‘No boy bullies do not win, we’re going in there and we’re going to take off the motherfucker.’”

The 42-year-old lawyer of Palestinian parents immediately criticized her use of language, obviously especially with the Republicans. But some of her party members also said that it could have been a bit milder. Jerry Nadler, the new Chairman of the Justice Committee, told CNN that he “does not really approve of that kind of language” and that he also does not agree with her content. “It is too early to talk about that now. We have to follow the right steps and look at the facts.”

No apologies

Tlaib refused to apologize today. In a statement from her cabinet it sounded that “Congresswoman Tlaib was elected to set Washington DC in motion, and not to continue the status quo. The Congresswoman is absolutely convinced that Trump must be dismissed and will not let himself be muzzled.” On Twitter, the Democrat added that she would always “speak the truth against those in power”.

Trump himself also joined the issue on Twitter. “How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russia, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?”

Theoretical possibility

The Democrats can theoretically initiate the deposition proceedings against Trump now that they have a majority in the House of Representatives. This could be the case, for example, if, after an investigation of his tax returns, evidence of fraud emerges, or if the Russia investigation by special prosecutor Robert Mueller finds evidence against his campaign. But ultimately, the deposition must also go to the Senate, and the Republicans still have the majority. In practice, therefore, the chance seems to be minimal that the procedure would ultimately be successful.

The new President of the House, the Democrat Nancy Pelosi, also realizes that. She does not want to exclude the deposition procedure, but wants to wait anyway for the conclusions of the Russia investigation. “But we can not sell him for political reasons either,” it sounds.”

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