House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is defending new House Democrat Rashida Tlaib after her comments about President Trump.
Tlaib reportedly told a crowd Thursday, "And when your son looks at you and says, 'Mama look, you won. Bullies don't win,' and I said, 'Baby, they don't,' because we're gonna go in there and we're going to impeach the motherf****r," recalling her win in the election in November.
Pelosi is showing her support for the Michigan Rep. saying that "calling President Trump a “motherf—” is rhetorically no different than his day-to-day gripes about Democrats."
“I’m not in the censorship business,” Mrs. Pelosi told MSNBC. “I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language … but I don’t think it’s anything worse than what the president has said.”
In the interview, Pelosi also stated Tlaib's rhetoric is 'culturally inconsequential' while the president's statements 'carry weight.'
“Words weigh a ton, and the president has to realize his words weigh a ton too, and some of the words he uses have a direct impact on peoples’ lives,” she said. “My colleague’s comments do not have an impact on peoples’ lives.”
The MSNBC interview with Joy Reid is set to air in full Friday.
Read more at the Washington Times.
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