Sitting in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and under oath, Homeland Security Secretary Kristjen Nielsen found a way to “truthfully” tell an untruth. Sort of. Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt) asked her if Trump had used the term “sh**hole” in reference to African countries and Haiti. She had to form her answer carefully, because there before her sat a man who was in the same room as she (Senator Dick Durbin D-Ill), when Trump used that language, and knew the answer as well as she. She stuttered her reply, “I just don’t… I don’t… that’s… I don’t…,” and then finally got out a near untruth, “that’s not a word that I remember being used.” Then she blamed the flurry of conversations around her at the time as her reason for not quite hearing the ‘word.’ But then she finished lamely, “it’s not a particular phrase that I heard.”
This refusal to address even small events truthfully renders the entire Republican side seemingly defective, unproductive, and untrustworthy. We need to replace them with people you can trust. That’s why I’m running for US Congress – to replace an untrustworthy Congressman with a woman you can trust… a Woman of the People!