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Ocasio-Cortez Cites Trump ‘Grab Her By The P****’ Tape To Rip ‘Faux-Outrage’ Over Tlaib’s Profanity


Ocasio-Cortez Cites Trump ‘Grab Her By The P****’ Tape To Rip ‘Faux-Outrage’ Over Tlaib’s Profanity

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Saturday defended fellow Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.), from the “faux-outrage” over her call to “impeach the mothef—er,” referring to President Trump.

“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,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted, an apparent reference to the 2005 video clip of former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush chatting with Donald Trump.

The tape, which resurfaced weeks before the 2016 election, reveals Trump bragging about kissing and groping women without their consent, and audio of him saying he would “grab them by the pu*sy.” The then-Republican presidential candidate downplayed his language as “locker room talk.” The president has since called into question the legitimacy of the audio tape after initially issuing an apology.

“GOP lost entitlement to policing women’s behavior a long time ago. Next,” she added.

The New York Democrat also promised to have Tlaib’s back in a subsequent tweet.

Tlaib vowed to take on Trump hours after she was sworn in to Congress on Thursday, saying before a crowd of supporters in a bar that “we’re going to go in and impeach the motherf—er.”

The comment drew instant bipartisan backlash, with the president on Friday condemning Tlaib’s remarks, saying she “dishonored” the country and her family.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told MSNBC that she “wouldn’t use that language.”

Pelosi also said that what Tlaib said was “nothing worse than the president has said,” and that the episode “consolidates his base, but I don’t think they need much consolidation.”

She added that while she was “not in the censorship business … I don’t like that language, I wouldn’t use that language, but I wouldn’t establish language standards for my colleagues.”

Tlaib doubled down on her remarks and reiterated her call for the president to be impeached as she faced the backlash, saying she was elected to “shake up Washington.”

“Donald Trump is completely unfit to serve as president. The Congresswoman absolutely believes he needs to be impeached. She ran and won by making this very clear to the voters in her district,” her office said.


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