‘Calling that Muthaf—ah a Motherf—er is not an issue, calling that Muthaf—ah President Is!!!’
Editor’s Note: Article contains profanity.
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Actor Samuel L. Jackson announced his support of Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and her profane vow to impeach President Donald Trump last week.
Shortly after being sworn into Congress, Tlaib told supporters at a local bar that Democrats are “going to go in and impeach the motherf—er,” referring to Trump.
In a tweet on Monday, Jackson said he approved.
@RashidaTlaib I just wanna Wholeheartedly endorse your use of & clarity of purpose when declaring your Motherfucking goal last week.Calling that Muthafukkah a Motherfucker is not an issue,calling that Muthaffuqah President Is!!!#motherfuckeristoogoodtowasteonthatcankersore
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) January 7, 2019
Jackson, who first reach stardom after his profanity-laced turn in 1994’s Pulp Fiction, has made the offending m-f word something of a trademark, even narrating the audio version of a “children’s” book titled Go the F*ck to Sleep.
Likewise, Tlaib, in her barroom speech to the activist group Move On, discussed the positive influence she hoped to have on young girls. “I cannot wait to inspire the next generation,” she said.
Several Democratic party leaders—including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.—expressed their personal disapproval while stopping short of rebuking Tlaib, saying it wasn’t their place to censor her.
Both Pelosi and freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio–Cortez, D-N.Y., deflected the criticism by pointing the finger back at Trump for his past “locker room” talk.
Republican hypocrisy at its finest: saying that Trump admitting to sexual assault on tape is just “locker room talk,” but scandalizing themselves into faux-outrage when my sis says a curse word in a bar.
GOP lost entitlement to policing women’s behavior a long time ago.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) January 5, 2019
Tlaib also took to Twitter to double-down on the comments: “This is not just about Donald Trump,” she wrote. “This is about all of us. In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise.”
And in an op-ed for the Detroit Free Press, Tlaib defended her call for impeachment: “Those who say we must wait for Special Counsel [Robert] Mueller to complete his criminal investigation before Congress can start any impeachment proceedings ignore this crucial distinction,” she wrote.
Some of her colleagues agreed, with Rep. Brad Sherman , D-Calif., introducing a bill to impeach the president on the first day of the new Congress.
Pelosi has said she will not seek impeachment unless there is a clear, bipartisan reason to do so. “The facts will indicate a path and I don’t think we should impeach a president for any political reason, but I don’t think we can ignore any behavior that requires attention and that was all based on the facts,” Pelosi said, according to The Hill.
But several House committee leaders—including Judiciary Chair Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y.; Intelligence Chair Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Finance Chair Maxine Waters, D.-Calif.; and Oversight Chair Elijah Cummings, D-Md.—plan to conduct their own fishing expeditions to seek potential avenues for impeachment, regardless of what the Mueller report concludes.