Senator Corey Booker (D-NJ) destroyed Trump’s Heath and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Nielsen for refusing to condemn the infamous ‘Shithole’ comment despite her presence in the meeting.
Booker denounced Nielsen by launching into a devastating and damning appeal, “When Ignorance and bigotry is allied with power, it is a dangerous force in our country. Your silence and your amnesia is complicity.”
The fact that high ranking cabinet officials, Congressional leaders, and senior White House staffers continue to enable the petulant racist in the Oval Office is despicable.
Senator Booker’s rage may be justified; however, the only way to truly stamp out bigotry in the corridors of D.C. power is to elect a wave of Democrats in November to retake the House and secure major gains in the Senate to block Trump’s alt-right agenda.
The most embarrassing aspects of the entire ‘Shithole’ saga were the right-wing justifications of the comments. Republican apologists claimed that Trump was justified in his ignorant bigotry, that the language used was precisely how men and women speak at bars across the Midwest, and that the reason liberals fight hard to prevent refugees from being deported is somehow proof that ‘shithole’ countries exist and Democrats are hypocrites.
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Sen. Booker to DHS Sec. Nielsen, who was in White House immigration meeting: "When ignorance and bigotry is allied with power, it is a dangerous force in our country. Your silence and your amnesia is complicity." pic.twitter.com/eR4zAsE2jF
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 16, 2018