White House chief of staff John Kelly called Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren an “impolite arrogant woman” in an email to a staffer last year after the two engaged in a conversation concerning President Trump’s travel ban, BuzzFeed reports.
“Absolutely most insulting conversation I have ever had with anyone,” Kelly, then the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, wrote in the email chain following a conversation with Warren about several constituents detained in Boston’s Logan Airport under the travel ban despite having visas.
“What an impolite arrogant woman. She immediately began insulting our people accusing them of not following the court order, insulting and abusive behavior towards those covered by the pause, blah blah blah,” he added, apparently mocking Warren’s concerns.
“Too bad Senate Majority Leader McConnell couldn’t order her to be quiet again!” Kevin Carroll, the department’s senior counsel, responded. His remarks were an apparent reference to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) use of Senate rules to silence the senator during a speech.
“Warren is running for president so early, trying too hard, and chasing bad pitches,” Carroll added.