Newly elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s (D-MI) use of profanity in describing President Donald Trump was “so disgusting” and “horrible”, according to Democratic Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia — and he apologized to all Americans for her language.
"It was horrible, Neil," Manchin told host Neil Cavuto on Fox News. "No one should approve of that, and I hope she doesn’t talk to her son that way either. You know, what can you say? I can’t in any way condone that. That’s not how we act in West Virginia. It’s not how we talk about public leaders."
"We might disagree with each other, but we try to get through it, we try to find a pathway forward. To act like that is awful and to speak like that is even more deplorable. I am so sorry. I want to apologize to all Americans, any sitting Congress person — there’s 535 of us there, 100 senators and 435 Congress people. We should have better manners than that, I assure you.”
Tlaib took heat last week after using the term “motherf***er” in her call for Trump’s impeachment during a MoveOn.org rally:
“When your son looks at you and says, ‘Momma, look, you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘Baby, they don’t.’ Because we’re going to go in there and impeach the motherf---er,” Tlaib said as the crowd cheered her on.
Trump, who is known for his name-calling and personal attacks, said Tlaib’s comment was disrespectful.
"I thought her comments were disgraceful," Trump said in the Rose Garden, adding he thought the remarked “dishonored” the country and Tlaib's family.
But Tlaib has only doubled down on the remarks.
“Congresswoman Tlaib was elected to shake up Washington, not continue the status quo. Donald Trump is completely unfit to serve as president. The Congresswoman absolutely believes he needs to be impeached. She ran and won by making this very clear to the voters in her district,” her office said.
“I will always speak truth to power. #unapologeticallyMe,” Tlaib said in a tweet.