Yeah, we shouldn’t be shocked if Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) decided to run for president in 2020. He decided not to ask Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who appeared before the Judiciary Committee today, to excoriate her and express his “tears of rage” over the president’s “s**thole countries” remark. It was a temper tantrum, nothing more.
He also found her remarks that she could not recall the president using that phrase in negotiations with Democrats and Republicans on immigration as unacceptable; Nielsen was in room. In fact, he said she was complicit in nurturing racism.
“Your silence and your amnesia is complicity,” barked Booker.
He reminded the DHS secretary that blacks, Muslims, and other communities of color are living in abject terror since Trump was elected president, and that fact that she doesn’t feel that pain infuriates him (via NTK Network):
When Dick Durbin called me, I had tears of rage when I heard about his experience in that meeting,” he added, referencing the president’s comments about third-world countries. “And 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 what happened in the White House, that’s unacceptable to me.”
The New Jersey Democrat used his time to just rip Nielsen. Well, a remarkable performance in this piece of theater that’s for sure. We’re really getting worked up over some harsh language. And by we I mean the Democratic Party who blow gaskets over anything that Trump does.
Also, take a bow, Stephen Miller:
Only a matter of time before “Cryin Cory Booker” sticks.— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 16, 2018