White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave a measured but firm response after newly-elected Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) said she wanted to "impeach the motherf**ker", referring to President Donald Trump.
"They only want to impeach me because they know they can't win in 2020, too much success!"
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had only been in office for a few hours when a handful of Democrats defied her persistent calls not to begin the new Congress by talking about impeachment.
"I don't really like that kind of language".
Her comment was caught on video and been widely shared on social media.
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"We shouldn't be impeaching for a political reason, and we shouldn't avoid impeachment for a political reason", she said.
According to CNN, Tlaib will be sworn in on Thomas Jefferson's Quran, a symbol, Tlaib said, that "Islam has been part of American history for a long time".
A lawmaker calling for Trump's impeachment is nothing new.
He also vowed to protect the Russian Federation probe, following more than a year of taunts and complaints by President Trump that it constituted a "witch hunt" and calls by the president and his top aides and advisors for it to end.
But it's no secret that many Democrats - and many Americans in general - believe Trump should and will be impeached.
"Ordinarily, I don't express myself in strong terms, but I thought it was appropriate here", Vice President Cheney told a supportive Fox News. "And the thing we could do that most shows respect for the office is to not have someone there who has committed high crimes and misdemeanours on the one hand and is hurting the country on the other".
The 116th US Congress has a record number of women in its ranks with 102 women in US House of Representatives and 23 women in the Senate. "We'll have to decide whether or not it's the correct course of action, but certainly, we should be discussing it and asking those questions and figuring out what the best course of action is".