Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar was reportedly caught on audio yelling “Stop it!” multiple times during Wednesday night’s impeachment proceedings as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy brought up a fellow “Squad” member’s prior comments about impeachment.
“Democrats have wanted to impeach President Trump since the day he was elected, and nothing was going to get in the way, certainly not the truth,” McCarthy said. “Madam speaker, Chairman Schiff said he had evidence, more than circumstantial, of collusion. That was false. In January, where we all stood in this body, we stood up, we raised our hands, we swore that we’d uphold the Constitution.”
After a round of applause presumably from fellow House Republicans, McCarthy brought up Tlaib’s comments to supporters, spoken shortly after being elected, about helping fellow Democrats “impeach the mother f**ker.” (RELATED: Rand Paul Stands His Ground With Neil Cavuto On Impeachment, Earns A ‘Clever’ On Last Response)
“And a few mere hours after that, Congresswoman Tlaib said she was going to ‘impeach the mother f-er,'” he said.
At which point someone, later reportedly identified by PBS Newshour senior reporter Daniel Bush and others as Rep. Omar, could be heard yelling “Stop it!” at least three times. (RELATED: McCarthy Challenges Pelosi To Meet Her Own Standard For Impeachment)
As Dan wrote, “tensions high”.
— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDNews) December 19, 2019
Lots of boos and oos, @IlhanMN yelling “Stop it!” a few times.
— julie faye tsirkin (@julietsirkin) December 19, 2019
Heard Rep. @IlhanMN audibly say “stop it” to Kevin McCarthy when he brings up Rep. Tlaib’s “impeach the MFer” comment
— Sam Brodey (@sambrodey) December 19, 2019
“Those were not my words,” McCarthy said.