Left-wing activists forced Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen from a D.C. restaurant.
Nielsen was verbally abused and heckled by activists over the administration’s zero tolerance policy that results in migrant children separated from illegal alien parents at the U.S. Mexico border.
The Hollywood Reporter reports:
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s rough week got worse on Tuesday night after activists interrupted her dinner at a Washington D.C. Mexican restaurant and heckled her for her department’s controversial “zero tolerance” child separation immigration policy.
Nielsen was dining at MXDC when activists linked to the Democratic Socialists of America group walked over to her table and chanted slogans and called on her to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Video from the incident shows protestors shouting “Not in D.C. Not in the U.S.” and “In a Mexican restaurant of all places. The f***ing gall. Shame on you, fascist pig” as well as “no borders, no wall, sanctuaries for all.”
Homeland Security responded to the incident in a Tweet:
While having a work dinner tonight, the Secretary and her staff heard from a small group of protestors who share her concern with our current immigration laws that have created a crisis on our southern border.
— DHS Press Secretary (@SpoxDHS) June 20, 2018
ABC News shared a video of the incident in a Tweet:
Homeland Security Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen, a fierce defender of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy toward immigration, heckled by protesters while eating dinner at a Mexican restaurant. https://t.co/porjCrCGbw pic.twitter.com/O1CrH3GW3P
— ABC News (@ABC) June 20, 2018
Left-wing activists are going to extreme measures to intimidate individuals that oppose their political views.
The increase in outrageous rhetoric and actions drowns out rational political debate making it much harder to resolve controversial political issues.