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Samuel L. Jackson on Rashida Tlaib’s ‘motherfucker’ comment: ‘I wholeheartedly endorse your clarity of purpose’

In a Twitter post this Sunday, actor Samuel L. Jackson gave an enthusiastic endorsement of newly-minted Democratic Representative Rashida Tlaib‘s recent viral comments where she declared that she wants to see President Trump impeached.

After being sworn in as a new member of Congress, Tlaib spoke to a group of people at an event and said, “we’re going to impeach the motherfucker,” referring to Trump.

Tlaib’s choice of words were the subject of criticism from both liberals and conservatives, but Jackson, who has championed the use of that particular piece of profanity, tweeted that he “wholeheartedly” endorses Tlaib’s sentiment.

“I just wanna Wholeheartedly endorse your use of & clarity of purpose when declaring your Motherfucking goal last week,” Jackson wrote. “Calling that Muthafukkah a Motherfucker is not an issue, calling that Muthaffuqah President Is!!!”

This weekend, Tlaib (who represents Michigan) doubled down on her comments in an op-ed published in the Detroit Free Press, titled, “Now is the time to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump.”

“We already have overwhelming evidence that the president has committed impeachable offenses, including, just to name a few: obstructing justice; violating the emoluments clause; abusing the pardon power; directing or seeking to direct law enforcement to prosecute political adversaries for improper purposes; advocating illegal violence and undermining equal protection of the laws; ordering the cruel and unconstitutional imprisonment of children and their families at the southern border; and conspiring to illegally influence the 2016 election through a series of hush money payments,” she wrote.

“Whether the president was directly involved in a conspiracy with the Russian government to interfere with the 2016 election remains the subject of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation,” she continued. “But we do not need to wait on the outcome of that criminal investigation before moving forward now with an inquiry in the U.S. House of Representatives on whether the president has committed impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors” against the state: abuse of power and abuse of the public trust.”

Trump, who said “motherfucker” during a campaign speech in 2011 shortly before he bowed out of that presidential race, said that Tlaib’s use of the word “dishonored” the country and her family.

But Tlaib has garnered a huge wave of support from people who think her choice of words were appropriate. On Saturday, Canada’s first and only female prime minister Kim Campbell used the word to address Trump as well. She later deleted the tweet.

Featured image via Gage Skidmore (Flickr)

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