New Senate Judiciary Member Cory Booker questions DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was in the room during drumpf’s “Sh*thole” comment and has since plead amnesia and it was…
…not for the faint of heart….
Senator Cory Booker just took the smile off the face of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s face.
I stand up and applaud the passion and outrage he is expressing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Thank you Cory Booker. pic.twitter.com/jypFBJgfHP
Ã¢ÂÂ Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) January 16, 2018
Thank You Senator Booker.
You may not want to visit the twitter thread, the Trumpistas and Russian bots are going full racist.
May not be good for your mental health.
Real Clear Politics posted a transcript.
“I hurt,” Booker said. “When Dick Durbin called me I had tears of rage when I heard about his experience in this meeting, and for you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues … when tens of millions of Americas are hurting right now because of what they’re worried about what happened in the White House, that’s unacceptable to me!”
“For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues saying, ‘I’ve already answered that line of questions’ when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because of what they’re worried about right now in the White House — that’s unacceptable to me,” Booker yelled at Nielsen.
“Your silence and your amnesia is complicity,” he told Neilsen.
“Why is this so important? Why is this so disturbing for me? Why am I frankly seething with anger?” Booker asked. “We have this incredible nation where we have been taught that it does not matter where you’re from, it doesn’t matter your color, your race, your religion, it’s about the content of your character. It’s about your values and your ideals, and yet we have a language that from Dick Durbin to Lindsey Graham, they seem to have a much better recollection of what went on. You’re under oath.”
“The commander in chief in an Oval Office meeting referring to people from African countries and Haitians with the most vile and vulgar language. That language festers when ignorance and bigotry is aligned with power. It is a dangerous force in our country. Your silence and your amnesia is complicity,” he said.
“I do clearly—and I want to be clear on this—abhor violence in all of its forms,” Neilsen replied. “I couldn’t agree with you more that the Department of Homeland Security has a duty to stop and prevent violence in all of its forms.”