Rashida Tlaib

Remarks on impeachment of Donald J. Trump - Jan. 13, 2021

Rashida Tlaib
January 13, 2021
House impeachment proceedings for President Donald J. Trump
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Thank you, Madam Chair. In Michigan's 13th, we proudly speak truth to power, even in the face of a racist-in-chief. Those who incited an attack on the People's House do not get to talk about healing and unity. They have torn this country apart. They have stoked the fire and then handed the gasoline to Donald Trump. Dr. King once said, “true peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is in the presence of justice.” Today, we must embody those words. And we must understand that peace must be centered in truth and action. We cannot sit, Madam Chair, sit idly by after a violent attempted coup and to allow lies and hate continue. Today, we stand up for our constituents who continue to be harmed [unintelligible].

Tlaib, R. [C-SPAN]. (2021, January 13). U.S. House: Debate on Impeachment Resolution Against President Trump [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjoOoCgubLY] Retrieved on February 16, 2022 from https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb--64Gl51jIEVE-GLDAVTg.