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RNC accuses Booker of 'mansplaining' to DHS chief

The Republican National Committee (RNC) slammed Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerNoisy democracy, or rude people behaving like children? Georgia gubernatorial candidate confident election will be fair despite allegations of voter suppression Biden leads crowded field of Dems in potential 2020 matchup: poll MORE (D-N.J.) on Wednesday, accusing him of “mansplaining” to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenTop Judiciary Dems call for unredacted 'zero tolerance' memo The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by PhRMA — Dem path to a Senate majority narrows Hillicon Valley: Officials warn of Chinese influence efforts | Dow drops over 800 points | Tech stocks hit hard | Google appeals B EU fine | James Murdoch may be heading for Tesla | Most Americans worried about election security MORE during her hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

In an email titled “Derogatory Cory,” the RNC urged readers to “picture” a male Republican lawmaker “mansplaining” to a female Cabinet secretary.

“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,” the email reads. “But because the party affiliations were reversed, Derogatory Cory got nothing but praise from the selectively-outraged base he was clearly performing for yesterday.”

The email comes after Booker on Tuesday criticized Nielsen during an open hearing for claiming she did not hear President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'I don't trust everybody in the White House' JPMorgan CEO withdraws from Saudi conference Trump defends family separations at border MORE use the phrase “shithole countries” to refer to some African nations, El Salvador and Haiti during a meeting on immigration.

"When ignorance and bigotry is allied with power, it is a dangerous force in our country. Your silence and your amnesia is complicity," Booker told Nielsen. 

Booker on Wednesday called Trump’s reported comments about immigrants “gut-churning,” blasting the president for what he described as bigotry. 

"It's not the vulgarity. It's definitely not the vulgarity,” Booker told CNN. “It's the bigotry and the discrimination that comes from the mouth of the president that, in our climate today, causes damage.”

The RNC email ended with the line "nevertheless, she persisted," a poke at the phrase inadvertently popularized as a feminist rally cry by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP Senate candidate: Kavanaugh 'debacle' 'hugely motivating' to Missouri voters Trump praises McConnell: He ‘stared down the angry left-wing mob’ to get Kavanaugh confirmed Murkowski not worried about a Palin challenge MORE (R-Ky.) when he used it to refer to discuss the upper chamber's silencing of Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden leads crowded field of Dems in potential 2020 matchup: poll Trump attacks Democrat in Ohio governor's race Warren responds to 'arrogant woman' insult: 'Was I tough on John Kelly? ... You bet I was' MORE (D-Mass.) last year.