On Day 1 in power, House Democrats challenge Trump


"And this is not a wall between Mexico and the United States that the President is creating here".

In a television interview that aired Thursday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said that the House's actions regarding impeachment should be guided by an anticipated report from Mueller, who is probing whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russian Federation and whether Trump has tried to obstruct the investigation.

Trump tweeted. "How do you impeach a president who has won perhaps the greatest election of all time, done nothing wrong (no Collusion with Russian Federation, it was the Dems that Colluded), had the most successful first two years of any president, and is the most popular Republican in party history 93%?"

Rashida Tlaib, who has made headlines for being the first Palestinian-American woman sworn in to US Congress, on Thursday told a room of her supporters that President Donald Trump will be impeached.

But Liz Cheney's scolding of Tlaib is totally hypocritical in light of the fact that in 2004, her father told Democratic Sen.

Salty language by USA lawmakers - or presidents, for that matter - is nothing new.

Analysts said that this would leave him open to legal challenges and might be possible only on government land, amounting to about 115 miles, or 5 per cent, of the border. 'I said why don't you use this for impeachment, ' Trump said, referencing the shutdown.

The timing and optics of Tlaib's outburst are notable.

The White House said talks on the funding impasse with House and Senate staff members were set for 11 a.m. EST Saturday.

The Senate passed an identical bill last month, while Republicans still controlled both chambers of Congress.

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'I don't think we should make a big deal of it, ' she declared.

But she dodged reporters repeatedly asking about her remarks.

The opening of the 116th congress saw more women politicians than ever before, and a new generation of Muslim, Latino, Native American and African-American lawmakers. "We have given the Republicans a chance to take yes for an answer".

Pelosi sought to downplay Tlaib's potty mouth.

'I probably have a generational reaction to it, ' she said, adding: 'I'm not in the censorship business. But he said he didn't think it would.

Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi described the meeting as "lengthy and sometimes contentious" and said the parties "cannot resolve this until we open up government".

Trump made the wall - a project estimated to cost about $23 billion - a key campaign promise in 2016, saying Mexico would pay for it and arguing it is needed to combat illegal immigration and drug trafficking. The Congresswoman absolutely believes he needs to be impeached.

But that did not deter House Democrats. They are unlikely to get a vote on the House floor, at least for now. But he appeared in the Rose Garden to frame the upcoming weekend talks as progress, while making clear he would not reopen the government.

Trump himself has not been averse to swearing, whether on the campaign trail or as president. Equally pressing, Pelosi must contend with liberal Democrats seeking to pull the party leftward in the run up to the 2020 election.

The US national debt stood at $21.974 trillion at the end of 2018, more than $2 trillion higher than when President Donald Trump took office, according to numbers released Thursday by the Treasury Department.