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05 January 2019
Trump says he threatened to keep U.S. government closed for years

What did Ms Tlaib say?

Her spokesman, Denzel McCampbell, said in a statement that Tlaib, one of only two Muslim women in Congress, "was elected to shake up Washington" and will not stay silent.

"People have gone wrong by underestimating her for years", journalist Elaine Povich, who wrote a 2008 biography of Pelosi, told the BBC. And when your son looks at you and says, 'Mama, look. "Americans elected an authoritarian, racist, anti-immigrant strongman to the nation's highest office", Georgia Democrat Hank Johnson said at an event this week, warning that Hitler "rode a wave of nationalism and anti-Semitism to power" and Trump had only replaced anti-Semitism with 'all Latinos crossing our borders are rapists, drug dealers and murderers'.

Earlier, Mr Trump responded to rumblings of a move by Democrats to impeach him, tweeting that he was too successful and popular to be impeached.

The new U.S. Congress is like no other. I don't like that language, I wouldn't use that language, but I wouldn't establish language standards for my colleagues'.

'I probably have a generational reaction to it, ' she said, adding: 'I'm not in the censorship business.

Tension over impeachment is likely to be a persistent thorn for Pelosi, who will have to balance between a small, vocal group of the most liberal members of her caucus, who want to see Trump removed immediately, and the majority of her members who want to wait for special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation to finish.

Trump confirmed that he privately told Democrats the shutdown could drag on for months or years, though he said he hoped it wouldn't last that long.

Swalwell spoke of his eagerness to bring his daughter to witness the historic number of women joining Congress.

Virginia Rep. Gerry Connolly said the comments were just "red meat" for Tlaib's supporters. The Georgia congressman also said talk of impeachment was "a little premature".

"She'll cut your head off and you won't even know you're bleeding", Alexandra Pelosi said.

During his free-wheeling session with reporters, Trump also wrongly claimed that he'd never called for the wall to be concrete. Brad Sherman of California and Al Green of Texas reintroduced articles of impeachment against the president, something they pushed without success in the prior Congress. It appears they won't sound like them, either.

Nancy Pelosi was proud to meet John F. Kennedy. They snapped selfies with her and others in the House well.

Rashida Tlaib, with her obscenity laced call for the president's impeachment Thursday night, only drives that point home. Several Republicans crossed over to join them. This will only be the first test of her ability to bridge the generational, strategic and stylistic divides within her party.

Republicans were quick to condemn the remarks. Reserving the option to introduce more articles later, Sherman told CNN he wanted to be able to "force the conversation on impeachment" when (if?) the Mueller report is released, "challenging" his Democratic colleagues who haven't yet chosen to support Trump's impeachment.

"Are the House majority going to be serious about anything?"

According to the Center for American Women and Politics, more than one-fifth of the 100 women in the House and 27 female senators are mothers to young or school-age children.