By Stephen Daw • 7/15/2019
Janelle Monáe prides herself on being a political activist along with being an artist. In her lyrics, her live performances or even just in her public speaking, the “Make Me Feel” singer has established herself as a staunch supporter of women, racial minorities and the LGBTQ community.
Those positions usually put Monáe in direct opposition with President Donald Trump and his administration. On Sunday, Monáe took to Twitter to demand that impeachment proceedings be filed against the president after he released a tweet attacking sitting members of Congress based upon their race.
Trump sent out a series of tweets early Sunday morning, suggesting that a number of Democratic congresswomen were not originally from the United States and should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.” Twitter users quickly ascertained that he was speaking about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Presley and Ilhan Omar, all of whom are U.S. citizens (Omar was born in Somalia but became a naturalized U.S. citizen at age 17).
Monáe first responded to a tweet from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, reprimanding her for her continued refusal to file articles of impeachment. “I’m dead ass convinced this idiot racist could kill someone on Twitter live in the WH west wing & u guys would be like ‘when he kills someone he reaffirms his message of division. We have to work together to reflect BLAH,’” she wrote. “CALL 4 IMPEACHMENT Speaker Pelosi ... Stop dragging this OUT.”