News pundits and liberal activists celebrated the interruption of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner on Tuesday evening, when she was confronted by several chanting members of the DC Democratic Socialists of America.
The insinuation from many seemed to be that Nielsen herself was the one with “gall” for dining at a Mexican restaurant.
We’ll kick off the tweet parade with a classic from CNN’s Ana Navarro, suggesting that Nielsen should eat at restaurants of her own ethnicity. (RELATED: ‘Fascist Pig!’ — Chanting Socialists Chase DHS Secretary Nielsen Out Of Mexican Restaurant)
Are there no Norwegian restaurants in Washington, DC? https://t.co/hf1taClEdg
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) June 20, 2018
And another one that Navarro deleted but The Washington Examiner’s Byron York saved.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) June 20, 2018
DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was confronted at a DC restaurant by DSA protesters and it’s VERY satisfying to watch. She should never be able to show her face in public again.https://t.co/npKehwW3bb
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) June 20, 2018
One Los Angeles Times writer called Nielsen’s decision to eat at a Mexican restaurant “political theater designed to get some sympathetic press.”
Homeland Security Sect. Kirstjen Nielsen's decision to dine at a Mexican restaurant, where she was predictably protested, seems like the height of political theater designed to get some sympathetic press. Or a huge coincidence. One of the two.
— Seema Mehta (@LATSeema) June 20, 2018
Watch this fantastic clip of @mdc_dsa interrupting Kirstjen Nielsen while she was at a Mexican restaurant. It’s pretty marvelous.
“Kirstjen Nielsen is in a Mexican restaurant of all places, the fucking gall. Shame on you!” pic.twitter.com/k4EcFDrQTf
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) June 20, 2018
Seeing Kirstjen Nielsen in a Mexican restaurant is like bumping into Josef Mengele in a Jewish Deli.
— Alan Spencer (@MrAlanSpencer) June 20, 2018
gonna go out on a limb here and say that a Mexican restaurant was probably not the smartest choice for DHS Sec Kirstjen Nielsen's dinner tonight. The protesters found her. And well… https://t.co/pwsY9XWyPs
— Cecilia Vega (@CeciliaVega) June 20, 2018
More of this please. @SecNielsen wanted a nice dinner out AT A MEXICAN RESTAURANT while separating families and lying about it. Activists aren’t having it. Monster, you get Seamless. #familiesbelongtogether https://t.co/2pWwBzCGSi
— Baratunde (@baratunde) June 20, 2018
Activists in DC just crowded into the Mexican restaurant where Kirstjen Nielsen was eating dinner and chanted SHAME SHAME SHAME at her for ten minutes. Ideally this would happen to her and Sessions every time they showed their faces in public. https://t.co/h5Dq0XR3Jh
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) June 20, 2018
So wait!? Secretary Nielsen thought it was a good idea to stop for a bite of Mexican. Bruh! https://t.co/ytVLXrjYfp
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) June 20, 2018
As a Mexican American who worked in a Mexican restaurant, Kirstjen Nielsen reminds me of like… half our customers. Racists love Mexican food! They like mispronouncing your menu items and making you do their order over again.
— JuanPa (@jpbrammer) June 20, 2018
Do you think the employees at the Mexican restaurant Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen ate at on Tuesday spit in her food?
— James Kosur (@JamesKosur) June 20, 2018
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) June 20, 2018
What level of arrogance (white privilege gets 90% of the way there, but…) tells Nielsen: “this is the moment in history where I should grab Mexican food”? That’s the confidence of one whose terrible views earned years of praise from bipartisan Davos types for no good reason https://t.co/0H6Rz6bM0C
— Joe Patrice (@JosephPatrice) June 20, 2018
Krjistjejn Nielsen taking her guard through the streets of the imperial capital to feast at an expensive restaurant almost certainly staffed with undocumented labor is a perfect encapsulation of America's shitty, two-faced immigration policy
— chris hooks (@cd_hooks) June 20, 2018
You gotta hand it to the DSA, Democratic Socialists of America. They're the ones occupying and shutting down the ICE office in Portland. They're the ones who protested Kirstjen Nielsen in the restaurant. They're the ones out there fighting back.
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) June 20, 2018
This is Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
She's leading up Trump's family separation policy.
She was driven out of a restaurant because why should she be allowed to have peace while she is locking children in abandoned Wal-Marts?
If you see her in public, you can yell at her too. pic.twitter.com/g90BjibgXG
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) June 20, 2018
Good for them. That Nielsen would go to a Mexican restaurant- or for that matter show her face out in public. These monsters just have no consciences. https://t.co/8tGVqXGlrh
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) June 20, 2018
11/ Nielsen had her dinner ruined last night at a Mexican restaurant. A group spotted her & shouted “For shame, for shame” until she left. Public shaming is indicated, and effective! Every place this woman goes in public for the foreseeable future, she should be similarly jeered.
— Greg Olear (@gregolear) June 20, 2018