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 TlaibHouse approves two-state resolution in implicit rebuke of Trump House moves ahead on long-stalled resolution supporting two states for Israelis and Palestinians GOP leader says he had 'a hard time' believing Pelosi MORE’s (D-Mich.) vow to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he will 'temporarily hold off' on declaring Mexican drug cartels as terror organization House Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Artist behind gold toilet offered to Trump sells banana duct-taped to a wall for 0,000 MORE by impeaching “the motherf---er," Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse Judiciary Committee formally receives impeachment report Overnight Energy: Pelosi vows bold action to counter 'existential' climate threat | Trump jokes new light bulbs don't make him look as good | 'Forever chemicals' measure pulled from defense bill Overnight Health Care — Presented by Johnson & Johnson – House progressives may try to block vote on Pelosi drug bill | McConnell, Grassley at odds over Trump-backed drug pricing bill | Lawmakers close to deal on surprise medical bills 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 ShermanMnuchin expresses concerns about proposed taxes on financial trades On The Money: House passes monthlong stopgap | Broader spending talks stall | Judge orders Democrats to give notice if they request Trump's NY tax returns | Progressives ramp up attacks on private equity Progressive Democrats ramp up attacks on private equity 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."