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Speaker Nancy Pelosi clashes with four high-profile first-semester members, questions, blunt reports, warnings of the Democratic Caucus; chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Michigan, repeated their calls President Trump charges and promises to defund U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), “defund hate.”
Tlaib made headlines, shortly after he swore in the Congress, as you swore to supporters that they accuse “the motherf—–.” Speaking at the liberal podcast “Pod Save America” on Thursday, expressed the same views… but with cleaner language.
“I’ve been dealing with a President who would’ve been charged months ago,” she told the former Obama staff, who host the podcast.
“At least the request should be happening. I mean, we are dealing with a lawless President. No matter what we here, what is the Supreme Court’s decisions-he will do what he wants to do, because he is king like and no one is accountable.”
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The conversation later shifted to the edge of the crisis, in which they reiterated their stance to defund ICE.
“I’m so focused on my district, … some, only the discussion of the border …” for many of us, especially for some of my colleagues it’s very personal for us. we are very passionate about these issues,” Tlaib.
“But I think that from day one, many of us came here to say, we want to defund hate. And we want to defund ICE. And we have not wavered on these issues, and we hold, as many of us continue to do that, is to educate and mobilize the people to understand the importance of a real fix to our immigration crisis. don’t throw money into a broken system.”
Tlaib was one of the small group of progressive House Democrats that voted against the border funding bill was passed by the Congress.
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Earlier this week, the Michigan Congressman, a sharp rebuke had to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, who criticized the vocal minority of the progressive, against the cross-border financing.
“You know, people like us-people like me and Ayanna and Ilhan, and Alexandria-we are a mirror image of our nation in many ways. People like us-people of color, have been missing reacts in the chamber,” Tlaib. “It is very disappointing that the speaker would always try to diminish our voices in so many ways.”