Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Joe Manchin: 'I want to apologize to all Americans' for freshman Democrat's 'impeach the motherf--ker' remark

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he wants to apologize for a freshman Democrat's profane comment on impeaching President Trump.

Appearing on Fox News on Friday, Manchin called Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib's choice of words "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," Manchin said.

Hours after being sworn into office, Tlaib appeared at an event Thursday with left-wing activists. There a video captured of her saying to the crowd: "We're gonna go in and impeach the motherf--ker."

Some members of the new House Democratic majority have voiced support for impeachment proceedings against Trump.

However, Manchin said it was "too soon" to be talking about impeachment, noting that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has yet to be completed. He echoed the comments of new chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., who said on Friday that it is "too early" to talk about impeaching Trump.


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