Pelosi on Tlaib 'impeach the motherf---er' comment: 'I'm not in the censorship business'

When asked about her reaction to newly sworn-in Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibOn The Money: Shutdown Day 27 | Trump fires back at Pelosi by canceling her foreign travel | Dems blast 'petty' move | Trump also cancels delegation to Davos | House votes to disapprove of Trump lifting Russia sanction GOP lawmaker accuses Dems of 'empowering' anti-Semitism GOP lawmaker pushes to derail Tlaib from leading delegation to West Bank MORE’s (D-Mich.) vow to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump directed Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to build Trump Tower in Moscow during 2016 campaign: report DC train system losing 0k per day during government shutdown Senate Republicans eye rules change to speed Trump nominees MORE by impeaching “the motherf---er," Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Defense: Trump unveils new missile defense plan | Dems express alarm | Shutdown hits Day 27 | Trump cancels Pelosi foreign trip | Senators offer bill to prevent NATO withdrawal McConnell blocks bill to reopen most of government Overnight Health Care: Thousands more migrant children may have been separated | Senate rejects bill to permanently ban federal funds for abortion | Women's March to lobby for 'Medicare for All' MORE (D-Calif.) said she is not in the business of censoring lawmakers.

“I probably have a generational reaction to it, but in any event, I’m not in the censorship business,” Pelosi said in an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid on Friday.

“I don’t like that language. I wouldn’t use that language,” Pelosi added, but insisted that she doesn’t “establish any language standards for my colleagues.”

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“But I don’t think it's anything worse than what the president has said,” she said

Reid pressed Pelosi over whether she is concerned about the perception of an incoming Democrat coming into office with talk of impeaching Trump and how his base may react to it.

“Well, you have to weight the equities,” Pelosi responded. “That is not the position of the House Democratic Caucus.”

“The equity to be weighed is that’s freedom of speech of an individual member,” she continued. “As I said, generationally, that would not be language I would use. But, nonetheless, I don’t think we should make a big deal of it, I really don’t."

On the first day of the new Democratic-controlled Congress, Tlaib called for Trump to be impeached and was captured in a now-viral video telling a crowd of supporters, “We’re going to go in and impeach the motherf---er.”

Earlier on Thursday, Rep. Brad ShermanBradley (Brad) James ShermanBill Maher calls for impeachment of 'sick man' Trump: 'You have to go ahead and do it' Freshman House members: Calls for impeachment 'premature' Dems call freshman's impeachment remarks 'inappropriate' MORE (D-Calif.) introduced articles of impeachment against Trump. 

Pelosi has since repeatedly sought to dismiss talk of impeachment among other members of her party and said in an interview on Thursday that she has no intention to seek grounds for impeaching Trump unless the effort is "clearly bipartisan."