Video of the vulgar declaration drew a great deal of attention on Twitter.
But for Tlaib, using the Quran sends an unmistakable message after she and incoming Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Democrat from Minnesota, made history in the 2018 midterms as the first two Muslim women elected to Congress.
Doubling down on her outburst, Tlaib - the first Palestinian-American elected to Congress - tweeted Friday: "I will always speak truth to power".
More than Tlaib's profanity, it was her vow to impeach Trump that drew her colleagues' disapproval. "Every day, Donald Trump shows that leaving the White House would be good for our country". The craft of tatreez is a folk art that has been practiced by Palestinian women for centuries, according to The Institute for Middle East Understanding, which said mothers and grandmothers used to pass down designs with different motifs and colors associated with different Palestinian towns and villages. Looking for a straightforward account of Tlaib talking trash, I find Mark Osborne's ABC News story.
"We already have overwhelming evidence that the president has committed impeachable offences", she said. And while Tlaib's "impeach the motherfucker" comment was made in a bar at a MoveOn gathering, Dick Cheney told Leahy off on the floor of Congress-not in a bar.
Tlaib reiterated her position in December, calling for Trump's impeachment after he threatened to shut down the government over border wall funding, and again after he followed through on the threat.
But Pelosi was more critical of the talk of impeachment, saying that it consolidated the president's base and disclaiming, "That is not the position of the House Democratic Caucus". Rep. Brad Sherman, (D-Calif.) re-introduced the articles of impeachment on the first day of the new Congress on January 3.
Sherman criticized the tenor of Tlaib's remarks but defended pushing for impeachment.
But when Trump was asked about his critic's comments, he said they were "disgraceful", and "highly disrespectful to the United States of America".
'We do expect that when Mueller issues his report, the report will go to the Judiciary Committee, the House Judiciary Committee, because that's our charge, and we will make sure it is public, ' Nadler told CNN. "We should have better manners than that, I assure you".