A "Democratic Socialist" who berated Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as she ate at a D.C. restaurant Tuesday night is actually an employee of the United States Department of Justice, the Washington Examiner reports.
Allison Hrabar is a "paralegal specialist" at the DOJ's Washington, D.C. offices, but isn't worried about her job — even if she works for the very organization overseeing much of America's immigration enforcement. She told the Examiner that it "feels really good" to confront those responsible for arresting illegal immigrants at the U.S.'s southern border.
She says her actions were all done off company time, and that her speech is protected by the First Amendment.
Among the chants Hrabar took part in, as shown in a video passed around social media on Tuesday night, is a call to abolish Immigration and Customs Enforcement, also a Justice Department branch. Hrabar did not deny taking part in the chants and was unapologetic in her interview.
“If you see these people in public, you should remind them that they shouldn’t have peace,” she told the Examiner. “We aren’t the only ones who can do this. Anyone who sees Kirstjen Nielsen at dinner, anyone who sees anyone who works at DHS and ICE at dinner can confront them like this, and that’s what we hope this will inspire people to do.”
The Justice Department declined to comment on the matter, both to the Washington Examiner and to the Daily Caller, which also followed up on the story.
After their "success" with Kirstjen Nielsen, Democratic Socialists of America say they will continue to harass and intimidate members of the Trump Administration whenever they see them in public. The DSA was, of course, not satisfied with merely ending family separations and believes in open borders, so the campaign of harassment is expected to continue for some time.