Big Chief Lyin’ Liz Warren is on the warpath after Buzzfeed News revealed an email they got through a FOIA request showing that John Kelly mocked her in 2017 after they had a terse debate over the phone in front of their staffs.
Remember when @realDonaldTrump launched the illegal, bigoted Muslim ban? People were being illegally detained – a direct and flagrant violation of court orders. So my office tried to get answers from @DHSgov about families who couldn’t get home to Logan. https://t.co/E1uwUN7Qmf
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) October 12, 2018
There was only 1 problem: the new @DHSgov Secretary John Kelly wouldn’t return my calls. When I finally got him on the phone, he bizarrely insisted I made the whole thing up & we’d never tried to reach him in the first place. So I read him all the emails between our staffs.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 12, 2018
I asked John Kelly for an office number I could use in the future to reach him more quickly. He tried to give me the main line listed on @DHSgov’s website (really). Let’s just say I persisted longer than he did – and eventually I got his cell phone number.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 12, 2018
Before we got off the phone, I gave John Kelly something back for his troubles: a message on behalf of the American people that it was time to follow the court order and allow people stranded abroad to board planes into Logan Airport.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 12, 2018
Was I tough on John Kelly in that phone call? You bet I was. Apparently he thought I was an “impolite arrogant woman.” “Blah blah blah” – that’s all he had to say when he was called out for breaking the law and destroying lives.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 12, 2018
Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump can’t shut me up – and neither can John Kelly. (He can’t even get @realDonaldTrump off Twitter, and as far as I can tell, that was his main job description when he took on the role of @WhiteHouse Chief of Staff).— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 12, 2018
There are some men who can only hear “blah blah blah” whenever a woman’s talking. But there’s nothing impolite about people’s right to speak out and hold their government accountable. And sometimes, people are right to be angry.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) October 12, 2018
LOL! Dang she’s really riled up. Now to be fair, I could see how she might be upset at how poorly they ruled out the Muslim ban, but on the other hand they’d act upset no matter what Trump did. And on the other hand, I could see how John Kelly might not be terribly responsive to requests from the meddlesome weirdo.
Here’s the email that Buzzfeed uncovered:
So who’s in the right? Who cares. It’s entertaining. Now let’s all point at big Chief Warren and laugh.