HomePolitical NewsNewly Elected Democratic Rep Who Called for Trump's Impeachment Offers Half-Hearted Apology for 'Distraction Mike Vance January 9, 2019 Newly elected Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) took some serious heat for calling for President Trump's impeachment in a profane manner. In response she has issued a very weak apology in which she stopped halfway through it. The freshman congresswoman stood in front of a crowd of her supporters and yelled “we’re going to go in and impeach the motherf**ker,” while they responded with cheers. Before her weak apology she responded on Twitter saying that she "will always speak truth to power." In another tweet she said, “This is not just about Donald Trump. This is about all of us. In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise.” I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe — Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019 This is not just about Donald Trump. This is about all of us. In the face of this constitutional crisis, we must rise. — Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) January 4, 2019 When Tlaib was asked by reporters about the vulgar comment that put her squarely in the spotlight for the wrong reasons, she responded that she's “a person that’s authenticly me.” “I don’t want anything that I do or say distract us,” Tlaib said to reporters. “And that’s the only thing that I apologize for is that it was a distraction.” Rep. Tlaib on "impeach the motherf---er" comment: "I don’t want anything that I do or say distract us. And that’s the only thing I will apologize for, is that it was a distraction ... I want you to know that I will never apologize for being me, and for being passionate and upset" pic.twitter.com/4Mp7nbvPZR — NBC News (@NBCNews) January 8, 2019 President Trump slammed Tlaib's comment calling it “highly disrespectful to the United States of America.” Below is the initial video where she said, "We're going to go in and impeach the motherf*cker." Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib tells cheering crowd that Trump impeachment coming “We’re going to go in and impeach the motherfucker” pic.twitter.com/oQJYqR78IA — Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) January 4, 2019 The vulgar call for impeachment isn't the only thing Tlaib is under fire for. She also met with Linda Sarsour, which brings up another set of issues considering her indirect support of anti-Semitism.