Published: Sat, January 20, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Sen. Booker chastising DHS chief creates twitterstorm

Sen. Booker chastising DHS chief creates twitterstorm

Cory Booker is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it anymore!

Booker explained that his emotional confrontation with Nielsen stemmed from the DHS secretary seeming to "remain silent" in the face of Trump's "bile and bigotry", as well as her apparent lies before the Senate about overhearing the president's "sh*thole countries" comment. She was present at the meeting with lawmakers during which immigration reform was discussed and the alleged comments made.

In a hearing Tuesday, Graham said Trump expressed openness to an immigration deal, only to reject it hours later.

"The conversation was very impassioned". "Others in the room were also using tough language".

At one point, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, asked at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing whether Mr. Trump used that word or a substantially similar word.

"I actually do not know that, sir, but I imagine that is the case", she said. Kamala Harris of California.

On Tuesday, Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) attacked Nielsen, saying that her "silence" and "amnesia" on the issue is "complicit" with Trump's actions. "When the commander-in- chief speaks, I listen". She said she remembers him saying that the US should move away from a quota-based immigration system and toward a merit-based system. It was so offensive to me that she lied under oath'.

"Those words don't just dissipate", Booker said.

Trump also reportedly wondered why more people from countries like Norway weren't immigrating to the United States.

'When you're in that room, it's a sacred space in our country. Now, I don't know where that guy went. "I'll just say, what Senator Durbin has portrayed is a misportrayal", Cotton told Little Rock radio station KARN on Tuesday.

DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military. "They give license to bigotry and hate in our country".

As the firestorm over Trump's comment began late last week, the White House and Trump's National Security Council provided no guidance to the State Department about what to say to foreign countries who were incensed, said a US official familiar with the conversations between the White House and other federal agencies. The White House meeting on immigration included a bipartisan group of senators including Durbin.

'Why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?' he allegedly continued.

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