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I won’t leave until impeaching Trump, insists US congresswoman

Rashida Tlaib, Palestinian-American Congresswoman [Getty Images]

I’m not going anywhere until the US President Donald Trump is impeached, congresswoman, Rashida Tlaib, said yesterday.

The congresswoman’s remarks came in response to Trump’s recent racist Twitter post:

“I don’t believe the four Congresswomen are capable of loving our country,” Trump said, accusing them of “destroying the Democratic Party.”

“I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president,” Tlaib said at the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) annual conference, which was held in the US western city of Detroit.

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“I want to welcome NAACP to Detroit, my home where I was born and raised,” she added, addressing the Detroit residents.

Trump supporters were reported to have launched a social media campaign, calling for the congresswomen to be “sent back to their homes.”

Tlaib – of a Palestinian origin – is one of the first two Muslim women to be elected to the American Congress.

Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian US congresswoman - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

Rashida Tlaib, the first Palestinian US congresswoman – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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