After an incoming congresswoman used profanity to reference President Donald Trump, White House deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley partnered up with Fox News to remind Americans that name-calling and obscenities have no place in the federal government.
With zero sense of irony, Gidley criticized newly elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan (D) for calling Trump a “mother***er” as she spoke of impeaching him.
According to RawStory, Tlaib made the comment during a rally Thursday night, at which time she said:
“People love you and you win. And 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 gonna impeach the mother***er.’”
On Fox News Friday, anchor Sandra Smith decried the incivility of Tlaib’s comments.
“We are in an era of divided government now and this new congresswoman from Michigan, a camera was rolling on her when she was addressing the crowd and she used profanity, she cursed out the president and called for his impeachment,” Smith said to Hogan Gidley, White House Deputy Press Secretary.
“I just wonder what this says about decorum in this new era of divided government and the new Congress?”
Gidley was clear that Tlaib had no business bringing such language and name-calling to Washington:
“If they want to come to Washington to engage in this type of nasty, ridiculous outrageous rhetoric instead of focusing on the issue at hand, we have a crisis on our border, people in this country are dying and those deaths are 100% preventable and they are going to have a very difficult time in this town and with their constituencies because this type of rhetoric while it may ratchet up a few folks on their side, it is not going to do anything to fix the real problems we face in this country,” said Gidley.
Without mentioning Trump in the least, Gidley berated Tlaib for behavior the president exhibits on a regular basis.