“I know that if I was a man it might have been differently,” she said Friday in an interview with CNN affiliate WDIV in Detroit. “I know that, for me, I’ve always been this way. I mean, I think no one expects me to be anything but myself, the girl from southwest Detroit with a little sass and attitude.”
She added, “I think, you know, President Trump has met his match.”
At a news conference Friday, Trump called Tlaib’s comments “disgraceful” and said she had “dishonored her family.”
During a town hall event hosted by MSNBC, Pelosi said she herself “wouldn’t use” Tlaib’s language but added, “I don’t think it’s anything worse than anything — what the President has said.”
“I don’t like that language. I wouldn’t use that language. I don’t establish any language standards for my colleagues,” she said in the town hall at Trinity Washington University.
During her campaign, Tlaib made clear that if elected, she would push for Trump’s impeachment.
Ocasio-Cortez told CNN on Friday that impeachment was “an issue that she’s passionate about,” referring to Tlaib.
“I certainly think it’s a valid question and it’s one that a lot of voters were interested in having in the run-up to the election,” Ocasio-Coretz said. “It’s a legitimate discussion to have.”
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