Yesterday, Democratic Sen. Cory Booker made a colossal ass of himself, getting physically riled up while berating DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. His despicable behavior was met by the Left with silence at best — and accolades at the worst.
The RNC called Booker out for his conduct, but let Booker be clear: It wasn’t inappropriate or “mansplaining” when he did it. In fact, he says his “conduct was on-point”:
Sen. Cory Booker responds to RNC claims that he was "mansplaining" the DHS secretary: "It’s a little insulting to say that I should be treating Cabinet secretaries one way or another depending upon their gender" https://t.co/oXFJgMbY8o https://t.co/A8PgO45hV5
— CNN (@CNN) January 17, 2018
I wish they would come out and deal with real issues of inequality when it comes to women, like equal pay for equal work. But this is politics. I’m standing here as a United States senator in my official capacity, challenging a Cabinet secretary who’s lying before the Senate on an issue that affects my state, as well as this nation, as well as us internationally, something as serious as her lying about overt bigotry coming out of the, out of the White House. So I’m, my conduct was on-point, and my personal emotion in all of this should be understood. I will fight against bigotry, racism, sexism, homophobia wherever I see it, because I’ve benefited from people speaking up in the years past and doing the same.
Oh, please! Not even T-Bone is swallowing that spin.
"Nevertheless she persisted."
— Razor (@hale_razor) January 17, 2018
Oh really. Ok, we will remember that!
— Ronald Walker (@ZippysronWalker) January 17, 2018
Well here we go, Booker. Have fun with the rule change. https://t.co/F2Pnz2wIWg
— Evil Red Kid (@_SOURKIDZ_) January 17, 2018
Change? Rules clearly don’t even apply to Democrats.
"I'll call out sexism"
Says the sexist…..
— KJUK (@KJay78) January 17, 2018
He behaved like an ass.
— Bob Strout (@cordia_83) January 17, 2018
He lost control and if he’s honest in retrospect knows he was degrading and really lowered himself
— rjw3 (@rjwallace3) January 17, 2018
The senator is sadly mistaken … He should NOT be yelling at anyone … We're supposed to be a polite society, but his actions were that of a toddler who was in desperate need of a nap … #ActProfessionalNOTChildish
— Seattle Six (@SeattleSix) January 17, 2018
He was rude, and downright cruel. When he runs for President and all his dirty laundry is made public, lets see how high and might he is.
— R. Opinion (@ROpinion) January 17, 2018
The grandstanding in preparation for 2020 is truly nauseating. https://t.co/qLx8mH2XNf
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) January 17, 2018
And it’s only gonna get worse.