U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) brought the house down at the national NAACP convention in Detroit on Monday when she again vowed to impeach President Donald Trump.
Trump has been on the attack for more than a week against Tlaib and progressive members of Congress known as the “Squad,” which also includes U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.). He has tweeted that they should “go back” to the “places from which they came.” Tlaib was born in Detroit, Pressley was born in Cincinnati, Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York City and Omar was born in Somalia.
The president also held a North Carolina rally last week in which a ‘Send her back” chant broke out about Omar. On Monday, Trump tweeted that the four women of color are “not very smart” and are “troublemakers.”
The “Squad” is a very Racist group of troublemakers who are young, inexperienced, and not very smart. They are pulling the once great Democrat Party far left, and were against humanitarian aid at the Border…And are now against ICE and Homeland Security. So bad for our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2019
Tlaib has fought back against Trump’s racist comments and has continued to push for impeachment. She did so again at the NAACP event on Monday.
“I’m not going nowhere! Not until I impeach this president,” she said.
Tlaib also invited others to join the Squad.
“And it’s beyond just the four of us. … You are all the squad, trust me,” she said. “If you support equity, you support justice, you are one of us.”
Tlaib said that it’s a “new era” of the Civil Rights Movement and she encouraged activists to run for office.
“We need bold action, folks,” she said.
And she later added, “Taking bold action doesn’t mean we lose. What we’re saying here is when we fight, we win.”