Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen booed at Mexican restaurant


For someone who loves to keep latin kids in cages, she sure loves her Mexican food.    This particular night, her food came with a dash of heckle and a sprinkle of booing.

The activists heckled Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at the eatery near the White House.

The Trump administration is facing international pressure to drop its new policy of taking migrant children from their parents.

They include babies and toddlers sent to three “tender age” shelters, the Associated Press news agency reports.



The Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America claimed responsibility for Tuesday evening’s protest against the homeland security secretary.

Her security detail kept the demonstrators from approaching too near her table at the back of the restaurant.

The activists shouted: “How do you sleep at night?”

“If kids don’t eat in peace, you don’t eat in peace.”

“Do you hear the babies crying?”

“Aren’t you a mother, too?”

Ms Nielsen later tweeted: “I will work tirelessly until our broken immigration system is fixed, our borders are secure and families can stay together.”

President Donald Trump has said the homeland security secretary “did a fabulous job” defending the controversial policy at a news conference this week.

Meanwhile, a former Trump campaign manager made fun of a story about a 10-year-old girl with Down’s syndrome who was reportedly separated from her mother after crossing the border illegally.

Appearing on Tuesday on Fox News, Corey Lewandowski sarcastically said “womp, womp”, as a Democratic party aide said the girl had been “taken from her mother and put in a cage”.

The Democratic adviser, Zac Petkanas, shouted repeatedly: “How dare you!”


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