91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib repeats call for President's impeachment after his "bigoted" weekend tweets

Public domain

Michigan Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib held a press conference on Monday to repeat her call for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.

She says the rationale for impeachment should be his inhumane policies and disregard for the Constitution, not what she calls his "racist and xenophobic playbook."

Trump tweeted over the weekend that Tlaib and three other congresswomen of color should "go back and fix the crime infested places from which they came."

Tlaib was born in Detroit.

"Sadly, this is not the first nor will it be last time we hear disgusting, bigoted language from the President," Tlaib said. “We cannot allow these hateful actions by the President to distract us from the critical work of holding this administration accountable for the inhumane conditions at the border, including separating children from their loved ones and caging them in illegal, horrific conditions."

Tlaib was joined in the press conference by Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York,  Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, and Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.

Tracy Samilton covers energy and transportation, including the auto industry and the business response to climate change for Michigan Public. She began her career at Michigan Public as an intern, where she was promptly “bitten by the radio bug,” and never recovered.
Related Content