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The Republican National Committee (RNC) has accused Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) of “mansplaning” during his passionate comments directed toward Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In an email, the RNC called Booker “Derogatory Cory” and slammed him for using “his entire 10 minutes mansplaining” to Nielsen.
If a male Republican senator spent his 10 minutes “mansplaining” at the female DHS Secretary about immigration policy & yelled at her the only time she tried to speak, Democrats would be triggered. https://t.co/wVDc6G5L8d— GOP (@GOP) January 17, 2018
The RNC continued in a blog post:
“There’d be so many triggered Democrats that there’d be a hashtag within minutes, campus protests across the country, and the topic-du-jour for celebrities at Hollywood’s next award show.”
On Tuesday, the senator from New Jersey criticized Nielsen for being complicit with President Donald Trump for dancing around whether or not she heard him call certain African countries “shithole” nations during a meeting about immigration last week. Nielsen said she could not recall Trump saying the derogatory words.
“When ignorance and bigotry is allied with power, it’s a dangerous force in our country. Your silence and your amnesia is complicity,”Booker said on Tuesday.
Twitter was united that what Booker did was not mansplaining.
That's not mansplaining. He would have delivered the same rant if a man sitting there.— Elizabeth Anderson (@ejpa) January 17, 2018
Nice try, RNC but not everyone seeing this is a @FoxNews viewer. Cory Booker called Nielsen out on her bullshit. #MAGA #TheResistance #ImpeachTrump RNC accuses Booker of 'mansplaining' to DHS chief https://t.co/Jesn7p4VJJ— Robert T. Manigault (@rtmanigault) January 17, 2018
Not mansplaining. Passion in the face of blatant corruption and racism. @CoryBooker 👏👏— cackymn *basket of adorables* (@cackymn) January 17, 2018
DHS Sec should care if AA's get death threats. Should answer for the admin's preference for race-based immigration. Shouldn't LIE.
@CoryBooker was not mansplaining. He was asking her a question in which she LIED in her response about what the @POTUS @realDonaldTrump actually said! THAT is why democrats are triggered right now. Don't get it #twisted— C-rad (@clopez0204) January 17, 2018
The release ended with praise for Nielsen saying “Nevertheless, she persisted,” which was a line infamously used by Mitch McConnell to demean Elizabeth Warren and became a liberal rallying cry.
Andrew Wyrich is a politics staff writer for the Daily Dot, covering the intersection of politics and the internet. Andrew has written for USA Today, NorthJersey.com, and other newspapers and websites. His work has been recognized by the Society of the Silurians, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE), and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).