Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.) said Friday that newly sworn-in Rep. Rashida Tlaib's (D., Mich.) use of profanity against President Donald Trump the prior night was "disgusting" and "horrible."
Tlaib, one of two Muslim women in the newly Democratic-controlled House and the first Palestinian-American woman ever elected to Congress, was sworn into office on Thursday and then attended a left-wing MoveOn reception near Capitol Hill. During her remarks, Tlaib said that Democrats are "going to impeach the motherfucker," referring to Trump.
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Manchin appeared on Fox News with host Neil Cavuto, who asked the senator to respond to Tlaib's comment.
"So disgusting. It was horrible, Neil. No one should approve of that, and I hope she doesn't talk to her son that way either," Manchin said. "You know, what can you say? I can't in any way condone that. That's not how we act in West Virginia. It's not how we talk about public leaders. We might disagree with each other, but we try to get through it, we try to find a pathway forward."
"To act like that is awful, and to speak like that is even more deplorable," Manchin continued. "I am so sorry. I want to apologize to all Americans, any sitting Congress person, there's 535 of us there, 100 senators and 435 Congress people. We should have better manners than that, I assure you."
Later in the interview, Cavuto asked whether it is "too soon" for Democrats to be talking about impeaching Trump.
"It's crazy," Manchin responded. "I mean, here's the thing, they are going through an investigation. Let the investigation be completed. Every person in this country and our judicial system, every person is innocent until proven guilty, and people want to start speculating just because you don't like somebody or don't like their personality, don't like the way they talk, the way they act. I can disagree with all those things. It's not the way I was raised."