Homeland Security chief chased out of Mexican restaurant amid immigration uproar (VIDEO)
The Department of Homeland Security chief sat down for a pleasant fajita at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, DC on Tuesday – but maybe considering her department’s actions it wasn’t the best idea. Nielsen had her immigrant-cuisine feast cut short by a group of activists from the Democratic Socialists of America. According to videos tweeted out by the group, they apparently thought it was untoward of the DHS chief to enjoy a meal at a ritzy Mexican restaurant while the United States government separates children from their parents at the US-Mexican border and then places them in detention centers.
One protester shouted: “In a Mexican restaurant of all places. The f***ing gall.”
Videos of the confrontation – and Nielsen’s retreat from restaurant – were posted to Twitter.
Part one of a video of @mdc_dsa@DC_IWW and others shouting DHS Secretary Nielsen out of a restaurant. She doesn’t need to be kidnapping #immigrantchildren to deserve this treatment. Don’t give the regime a moment of rest. #KeepFamilesTogetherpic.twitter.com/B3RfraOk1E— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) June 20, 2018
DHS Secretary Nielsen just got driven out of a Mexican restaurant here on 14th Street by activists. DSA, I believe. pic.twitter.com/lTKutryXBO— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) June 20, 2018
DHS press secretary Tyler Houlton described the incident as "a work dinner" where Nielsen and her colleagues "heard from a small group of protesters who share her concern with our current immigration laws that have created a crisis on our southern border."
“The hubris of this administration is the stuff of legend,” commented journalist Ken Klippenstein in response to the video showing a “concerned” Nielsen fleeing to the safety of her SUV.
Of course, none of this would have happened if Nielsen had simply built a wall around her Mexican restaurant table.
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