WATCH: Cory Booker Tells DHS Secretary ‘Your Silence and Your Amnesia’ Over Trump’s S***hole Comments ‘Is Complicit in It’


Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) criticized Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as complicit with President Trump for saying she did not hear him say the United States should not accept immigrants from “shithole countries.”

“When ignorance and bigotry is allied with power, it’s a dangerous force in our country. Your silence and your amnesia is complicity,” Booker told Nielsen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.

Nielsen said during questioning at the hearing that it was “possible” Trump used the vulgar term to describe Haiti and other countries during an Oval Office meeting attended by several lawmakers, but she could not hear him using the expletive.

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Source: The Hill