House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday she didn’t care for the expletive that freshman Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib used while talking about impeaching President Trump — but changed the subject to language used by the commander-in-chief himself.
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
“I probably have a generational reaction to it, but in any event, I’m not in the censorship business,” Pelosi, 78, said to laughter during a town hall with MSNBC.
“I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language, I don’t establish any language standards for my colleagues. But I don’t think it’s anything worse than what the president has said,” Pelosi added after Tlaib called Trump a “motherf–ker.”
“Words weigh a ton and the president has to realize his words weigh a ton, too. Some of the words he uses have a direct effect on people’s lives. My colleague’s comments do not have a direct impact on people’s lives,” she said.
Trump’s notorious past comments include calling California Rep. Adam Schiff “Adam Schitt” on Twitter, referring to countries with predominantly black populations as “s–thole countries” and his infamous remarks on the “Access Hollywood” tape, in which he boasted about groping women, explaining that “when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything” to women.