Cory Booker rebukes DHS secretary over "amnesia" about Trump's "sh*thole" remarks

Durbin grills DHS Secretary about Trump vulgarity regarding African nations

Lindsey Graham termed an "s-storm" with his Oval Office remarks. "That's all I can say about that".

Asked about Kelly, the South Carolina Republican said the chief of staff is "a fine man, but he's part of the staff".

Graham, who has been a key negotiator, tried to get to the bottom of what changed between last Tuesday, when the president seemed to support a bipartisan bill of "love", and the Oval Office meeting on Thursday. Dick Durbin. Durbin says Trump used a vulgarity disparaging African countries.

During the hearing, Nielsen was asked if Trump used "shithole" or similar language to describe African countries during Trump's immigration policy meeting a week ago.

Nielsen previously said she could not recall whether Trump used the slur. Booker said it was "unacceptable" that Nielsen said she didn't recall Trump's words.

"When ignorance and bigotry is allied with power, it is a risky force in our country", Booker said.

"The fact pattern is clear of the threat in this country", Booker said.

The pair went back and forth about the meeting, with Durbin asking Nielsen how she remembered each interaction going.

She also says the Department of Homeland Security is examining how the USA government can quickly verify the accuracy of alerts with agencies such as the Department of Defense.




The report, ordered by Trump and promoted through a White House-organized briefing for reporters, was released as the White House and congressional Democrats are locked in a stalemate over a proposal to restore protections against deportation for young, undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

Ige said Hara will lead an effort to better educate and prepare the public, stressing that children seeking shelter in manholes, stores closing their doors and panicked residents driving erratically can not happen again.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Saturday it would resume processing the applications, though not for people who have never before been granted protection under the program.

"Norway is a predominantly white country, isn't it?" followed Leahy.

The president previously acknowledged "tough" language was used during the meeting but denied making "derogatory" remarks about Haiti in particular.

HHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Sen.

"I share your passion", she said.

"The president used tough language in general, as did other congressmen in the room, yes sir", she said later, when Leahy pressed her again.

"President Trump sent a list of priorities created to enhance public safety and national security to Congress last October, which included the elimination of the visa lottery programme and extended-family chain migration", the White House said, adding that the Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security have repeatedly explained that the current immigration system compromises United States national security. "I stand behind every word that I said", Durbin told reporters in Chicago on Monday.

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