Democracy for America members have always known that Rep. Rashida Tlaib was going to be a game-changer in Congress. That’s why we were early backers of her primary campaign, and why she won our our national Grassroots All-Star competition last fall.
But we had no idea that the backlash against her would begin this soon, or would be this ridiculous.
On Friday and over the weekend, the press went absolutely crazy over leaked footage of Rashida calling Donald Trump a bully and saying she was ready to “impeach that motherf**ker.”Centrist Democrats joined in on the pearl-clutching, criticizing Rashida’s “tone” and fretting that her bold talk about impeachment would somehow hamper their ability to govern.
Well, we have news for the delicate, worried politicians in Washington: We’re with Rashida.
Donald Trump deserves to be called every name in the book for the corrupt, racist, and deeply harmful actions he has taken. And there’s absolutely no reason why we can’t pursue progressive policies and hold Trump accountable for his crimes all at the same time.
Rashida is showing real leadership right now and changing the terms of the conversation around impeachment — at the risk of becoming a huge target for both conservatives and centrist Democrats.
Thanks for standing with our Grassroots All-Star at this critical moment.
Karli Wallace Thompson, Senior Digital Manager
Democracy for America