Political activists with the Democratic Socialists of America harassed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while she ate dinner with her family on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
The left-wing activists “entered MXDC Cocina Mexicana, a glitzy [Mexican] restaurant near the White House, to confront Nielsen as her department faced more scrutiny over a policy that has resulted in some children being separated from their parents at the U.S-Mexico border,” USA Today reported.
“How can you enjoy a Mexican dinner as you’re deporting and imprisoning tens of thousands of people who come here seeking asylum in the United States?” one protester yelled at Nielsen.
The activists repeatedly shouted, “abolish ICE, “no borders, no walls, sanctuary for all,” “shame on you,” and “end Texas concentration camps.”
“We will not stand by and let Secretary Nielsen dine in peace, while she is directing her employees to tear little girls away from their mothers and crying boys away from their fathers at our border,” said Margaret McLaughlin, a member of the group, according to USA Today. “While Secretary Nielsen’s dinner may have been ruined, it is nothing compared to the horrors she has inflicted on innocent families.”