Cory Booker unleashed on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen this afternoon after she said she “doesn’t remember” Donald Trump using the word “shithole” to refer to Haiti and African countries at the DACA meeting. This was a Department of Homeland Security oversight hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, to which Booker was appointed last week.
Asked about Trump’s “shithole countries” remark, Nielsen covered for Trump: “I did not hear that word used, no sir.” (watch)
Booker clearly didn’t believe her, and slices right into her infuriating disassociated calm. Watch:
When ignorance and bigotry are allied with power, it’s a dangerous force in our country.
To not stand up to this; to be silent— is to be a part of the problem. pic.twitter.com/Gtx65dxTIF
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) January 16, 2018
Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP