Nielsen then said she was struck more by the fact that the conversation had gotten to a place where "inappropriate language" was used by other people in the Oval Office in front of the president.
On Tuesday, Nielsen, who was present at the explosive meeting, testified that the president used "strong language" and 'tough language, ' but said she didn't recall him saying 's***hole'.
The chairwoman of the Republican National Committee on Thursday accused Democratic Sen.
Responding on CNN, McDaniel said, "I don't think he should have to talk to her differently, but I will say he was disrespectful to her as the secretary of Homeland Security, and he was "mansplaining" to her".
During the hearing, Durbin grilled Nielsen on what transpired at the immigration meeting.
"The conversation was very impassioned".
"I actually do not know that, sir, but I imagine that is the case", she said. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren: Trump is a "racist bully" Poll: Oprah would outperform Warren, Harris against Trump in California Democrats continue to dismiss positive impacts of tax reform MORE (D-Mass.) on the Senate floor previous year.
"When the commander-in-chief speaks or refuses to speak those words don't just dissipate like mist in the air they fester", Booker said.
"She pretended like she didn't remember". It was so offensive to me that she lied under oath'.
She was also asked by Leahy whether Norway is predominantly white.
'When you're in that room, it's a sacred space in our country.
"I don't know where that guy went", he said.
"I'm not going to get into all the details of a private meeting". Those of us who stand by and do nothing are complicit in that ignorance'. The White House meeting on immigration included a bipartisan group of senators including Durbin.
Senators also pressed Nielsen about the Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, under which some 700,000 mostly young people brought to the country illegally by their parents have been allowed to stay. "We must stamp that out in our country", he added. 'Why do we need more Haitians? He again claimed that the president used the vulgar term, which he said Sen. I don't dispute that the president was using tough language. "What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made - a big setback for DACA!"