Nielsen's answer was not good enough for Sen. In fact, she said, others at the meeting used profanity.
The Department of Justice declined to comment.
Nielsen also testified about a DHS study on the link between immigration and terrorism.
The Department of Justice is considering subjecting state and local officials to criminal charges if they implement or enforce so-called sanctuary policies that bar jurisdictions from cooperating with immigration authorities.
Trump denied Durbin's characterization of the discussion, and Sens.
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Apart from Harris, members of the Senate Judiciary Committee weren't too interested in what the Trump administration planned to do in sanctuary cities.
On Tuesday, Kirstjen Nielsen, the hand-picked successor at the Department of Homeland Security to current White House chief of staff and former DHS head John Kelly, continued to protect the president and the hardline conservatives who scuttled a bipartisan immigration deal during that Oval Office meeting.
U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) said Trump referred to some countries that immigrants come from as "s***holes" - referring specifically to Haiti, African nations and El Salvador.
According to the lawmaker, Trump's remarks could embolden racists in the U.S. And those who don't call the president out will be complicit, he said. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.) said they did not recall Trump using the swear word.
"Let's see, strong language, there was, uh, apologies - I don't remember specific word", Nielsen said. "So we are in active conversations with them to ensure that they can improve their system", she said. Booker, visibly angered, rolled forward saying he was "seething with anger" and talked of the "tears of rage" he shed when he first learned of the quote attributed to the President. "There was cross-talk", she explained at a congressional hearing, but she didn't "dispute the president was using tough language". He knows, as well as I do that people are dying, people are being victimized by illegal aliens in this country and there are certain sanctuary cities that don't want to cooperate with us.
Nielsen repeated Sen. Lindsey Graham used tough language.
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