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GOP still struggling with Trump's remarks on Africa

 

January 17, 2018

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Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen testifies Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee in Capitol Hill in Washington. Nielsen said she "did not hear" President Donald Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries, but she doesn't "dispute the president was using tough language."

By ZEKE MILLER and JONATHAN LEMIRE

Associated Press

WASHINGTON- Republicans are struggling to get their stories straight as President Donald Trump's Homeland Security secretary became the latest GOP official to offer an inconclusive version of a meeting in which Trump is said to have used vulgar remarks that have been criticized as racist.

Democrats accused Republicans of selective amnesia as Cabinet member Kirstjen Nielsen testified Tuesday under oath that she "did not hear" Trump use a certain vulgarity to describe African countries.

"It was a meeting of 12 people. There was cross-tal...



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