NEW YORK (1010 WINS/AP) – Newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is defending fellow freshman Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s profane description of President Trump.
Ocasio-Cortez tweeted that it’s “Republican hypocrisy at its finest.”
“Saying that Trump admitting to sexual assault on tape is just ‘locker room talk,’ but scandalizing themselves into faux-outrage when my sis says a curse word in a bar,” she tweeted.
She then tweeted at Tlaib: “I got your back @RashidaTlaib - the Bronx and Detroit ride together.”
Hours after Tlaib was sworn in as part of the history-making class of freshmen that helped flip the House to Democratic control, she ran afoul of the widespread sense among her colleagues that they should focus for now on health care and other policies rather than impeachment — at least until special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation concludes.
"We're gonna impeach the motherf---er," Tlaib exclaimed during a party Thursday night hosted by the liberal activist group MoveOn, according to video and comments on Twitter.
The exclamation drew some disapproval from Tlaib’s Democratic colleagues.
"I'm sure upon reflection," Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said, "she might choose other words to describe her feelings."
"I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language," Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. "But I don’t think it’s worse than anything the president has said."