Sen. John Kennedy requested Nusrat Jahan Choudhury, the primary Muslim girl nominated to function a federal decide, about her previous inflammatory race-based rhetoric at a affirmation listening to Wednesday.
Kennedy requested her about saying “cops kill unarmed black men in America every single day” throughout her time at Princeton.
“I said it in my role as an advocate to make a rhetorical point,” she defined.
“So you didn’t mean it?” requested Kennedy. “So when you say something that’s incorrect, it’s okay to excuse it by saying ‘oh, I was being an advocate?’ What do you believe? Do you personally believe that cops kill unarmed black men every single day in America?”
“I think that’s an extraordinary statement to make with no data to back it up,” the senator stated. “There’s no basis for that, and you knew it then and you knew it now.”