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 TlaibSteyer plans impeachment push targeting Democrats over recess Tlaib urges Mnuchin to seek personal legal advice Pelosi faces tipping point on Trump impeachment MORE’s (D-Mich.) vow to take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE by impeaching “the motherf---er," Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi uses Trump to her advantage Fake Pelosi video sparks fears for campaigns Trump goes scorched earth against impeachment talk 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 ShermanTrump goes scorched earth against impeachment talk Dems say NYT report on Trump's business losses boosts need to see president's tax returns Some Dem chairmen have changed tune on Trump impeachment 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."