Republicans are slamming Democratic Sen. Cory Booker for “mansplaining” to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in a sharp and one-sided exchange Wednesday before a Senate committee.
The New Jersey lawmaker blasted Nielsen’s “silence and amnesia” after failing to get the response he sought on her recollection of statements President Trump made in a meeting last week. Booker’s hostile tone prompted Republican National Committee Rapid Response Director Michael Ahrens to invoke the millennial term for males talking down to women.
“Picture it,” Ahrens said in a news release. “A male Republican senator spends his entire 10 minutes ‘mansplaining’ the female DHS secretary about immigration policy, throws around the term ‘conscientious stupidity,’ yells at her the only time she tries to speak, and concludes his diatribe without even asking her to respond.”
During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday, Nielsen said she did not recall the president describing some African and Latin American nations as “s***hole” countries.
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