Ocasio-Cortez knocks 'faux-outrage' over Dem's profane call to impeach Trump

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezLawmakers 'failed us' says ICE chief Pelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill Bronx restaurants thank Ocasio-Cortez for her endorsements MORE (D-N.Y.) on Saturday defended fellow Democratic Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibLawmakers urge young women to run for office at DC conference Sanders proposes canceling .6 trillion in US student debt GOP hopes dim on reclaiming House MORE (Mich.), from outrage over her call to "impeach the mothef---er," referring to President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew EPA rule would expand Trump officials' powers to reject FOIA requests Democratic senator introduces bill to ban gun silencers Democrats: Ex-Commerce aide said Ross asked him to examine adding census citizenship question MORE.

“Republican hypocrisy at its finest: saying that Trump admitting to sexual assault on tape is just ‘locker room talk,’ but scandalizing themselves into faux-outrage when my sis says a curse word in a bar,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.

“GOP lost entitlement to policing women’s behavior a long time ago. Next,” she added.

The New York Democrat promised to have Tlaib’s back, writing “the Bronx and Detroit ride together” in a subsequent tweet.

Ocasio-Cortez appears to be referencing the 2005 video clip of former “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush chatting with Trump, who was then a New York business mogul and host of the reality show "The Apprentice."

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The tape, which resurfaced weeks before the 2016 election, reveals Trump bragging about kissing and groping women without their consent, and audio of him saying he would “grab them by the pussy.” 

The then-Republican presidential candidate apologized for his comments, but downplayed his language as "locker room talk." Trump has since called into question the legitimacy of the audio tape, claiming last year that the recording was “illegal.”

Tlaib vowed to take on Trump hours after she and Ocasio-Cortez were sworn in to Congress on Thursday, saying before a crowd of supporters in a bar that “we’re going to go in and impeach the motherf---er.”

The comment drew backlash from the GOP and members of Tlaib's party.

Republicans in Congress latched on to her comments, saying they were “very foul” and a “test” for newly minted House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiThe Hill's Morning Report - In exclusive interview, Trump talks Biden, Iran, SCOTUS and reparations Lawmakers 'failed us' says ICE chief Pelosi, Democratic leaders seek to quell liberal revolt over border bill MORE (D-Calif.)

Pelosi told MSNBC she “wouldn’t use that language,” adding that she’s “not in the censorship business.”

The president on Friday condemned Tlaib’s remarks, saying she “dishonored” the country and her family.

Tlaib doubled down on her remarks and reiterated her call for the president to be impeached as she faced the backlash, saying she was elected to “shake up Washington.”

“Donald Trump is completely unfit to serve as president. The Congresswoman absolutely believes he needs to be impeached. She ran and won by making this very clear to the voters in her district,” her office said.