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Newly-elected Michigan Dem uses vulgarity in vow to impeach Trump

In this Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 photo, then Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, is shown on the house floor before being sworn into the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Newly elected Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan is getting some pushback from fellow lawmakers on Capitol Hill after using a profanity Thursday evening when she said President Donald Trump should be impeached.

Tlaib said at an event hours after she was sworn in that lawmakers will work to impeach Trump, and used a vulgarity to describe him.

On Friday, Tlaib did not back down, tweeting that she will "always speak truth to power."

A spokesman said in a statement that Tlaib was elected to shake up Washington and "absolutely" believes Trump should be impeached.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said he doesn't think "comments like these particularly help."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi hasn't ruled out impeachment but has called it a "divisive activity" that needs support from both parties.

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