Newly elected Democratic Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib received a good deal of criticism after referring to President Trump as “the motherf*****” and calling for his impeachment Thursday, hours after she was sworn in. But among her most notable backers is actor Samuel L. Jackson, who’s made that expletive something of a trademark in his movies.
Tlaib, who now represents Michigan’s 13th congressional district and is among the first Muslim women to serve in Congress, delivered her controversial remarks at a reception hosted by liberal group MoveOn.org. In a now-viral video, she told supporters, “We’re going to go in there, we’re going to impeach the motherf*****!”
Jackson, notorious for yelling out the word in “Snakes on a Plane” and other films, endorsed Tliab’s message in a tweet Sunday.
“I just wanna Wholeheartedly endorse your use of & clarity of purpose when declaring your (expletive) goal last week,” Jackson wrote. “Calling that (expletive) a (expletive) is not an issue, calling that (expletive) President Is!!!”
Jackson is closely associated with the M-word. According to a popular YouTube video, Jackson has said “motherf*****” 171 times across 29 movies.