Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen heckled out of Mexican restaurant in D.C.
WASHINGTON (Circa) – Kirstjen Nielsen faced a rowdy crowd protesting against her as she sat down for a meal in D.C. on Tuesday night.
Nielsen was at a Mexican restaurant with her staff when protesters yelled towards her saying "shame on Nielsen, shame on Trump."
A protester on the scene, Emily Horowitz, captured the scene and posted it on social media saying "it seems @SecNielsen has some cojones to be dining at one of DC's top Mexican restaurants while attempting to justify sending children to concentration camps."
The Democratic Socialists of America's D.C. Chapter organized the protest and said in a statement on their Facebook page that "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."
Nielsen was eventually escorted out of the restaurant and released a statement through her spokesperson Tyler Q. Houlton.
"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," the statement said. "Sec. Nielsen encourages all - including this group - who want to see an immigration system that works, contributes to our economy, protects our security, & reflects our values reach out to Members & seek their support to close immigration loopholes that made our system a mess."