CNN's Axelrod on Dem rep's 'Impeach the motherf---er' comment: 'Is this helpful?'

CNN host and former Obama adviser David Axelrod on Friday questioned whether freshman Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibGeorge Conway: 'Trump is like a practical joke that got out of hand' Pelosi endorses Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate primary challenge The Democratic Party platform represents our big tent MORE's (D-Mich.) comment to "impeach the motherf---er" about President TrumpDonald John TrumpHR McMaster says president's policy to withdraw troops from Afghanistan is 'unwise' Cast of 'Parks and Rec' reunite for virtual town hall to address Wisconsin voters Biden says Trump should step down over coronavirus response MORE are "helpful."

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In a tweet sharing The Hill's story on the comments, Axelrod asked his 1.12 million followers if the language was "helpful." 

"Come on! I get the anger but is this helpful?" Axelrod asked about the comments made at a MoveOn.org event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday night.  

 

Axelrod, who hosts "The Axe Files," then answered his own question in a subsequent tweet, saying, "No it's not."

 

Axelrod's tweet received some pushback by his followers.

 

A video of Tlaib making the controversial comments went viral on Thursday night, hours after she was sworn in to Congress.

“People love you and you win,” Tlaib said on the video in which she does not name the president specifically. “And when your son looks at you and says ‘Momma, look you won. Bullies don’t win.’ And I said, ‘baby, they don’t.’ ”

“Because we’re going to go in there and impeach the motherf---er,” Tlaib said to the crowd that erupted in cheers. 

 

Reactions to the comments varied across Washington on Friday.

Newly minted Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiMcConnell focuses on confirming judicial nominees with COVID-19 talks stalled Overnight Defense: Top admiral says 'no condition' where US should conduct nuclear test 'at this time' | Intelligence chief says Congress will get some in-person election security briefings Pelosi must go — the House is in dire need of new leadership MORE (D-Calif.) responded to them in a town hall that will air on MSNBC on Friday, stating she's "not in the censorship business."