Former Democratic Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley reportedly ran into Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli at a bar Wednesday evening, and couldn’t resist giving him an earful.
A witness tweeted about the incident and later confirmed to the Washington Post that O’Malley had berated Cuccinelli to the point that the Trump administration official left the Dubliner in Washington, D.C. (RELATED: This Flag Means ‘Everything’: Immigrant Who Served In The Army Becomes US Citizen On Veterans Day)
Martin O’Malley just drove Ken Cuccinelli out of the Dubliner in DC w/ a passion-laced and shame-invoking tirade on behalf of immigrant refugee children!!!
— Siobhan Houton Arnold (@siobhanphilly) November 27, 2019
Siobhan Houton Arnold, who witnessed the event, told the Washington Post that O’Malley started in on Cuccinelli by saying “something about his grandparents,” then added, “O’Malley was shouting. I don’t think Cuccinelli was responding. I think he’s like, ‘Time to go. Just got here and I’m leaving.’ He pretty much retreated.”
Arnold also noted that she was “usually tweeting about research findings” as a media relations professional at Villanova University, and was surprised to see that her tweet quickly went viral.
O’Malley responded to the Washington Post via text, only disputing claims that he had been “shouting” by saying that he only raised his voice in order to make sure that he could be heard over the noise in the bar.
A number of Trump critics quickly jumped on board, cheering O’Malley’s actions.
A truly holiday gift would be video of Martin O’Malley driving Ken Cuccinelli out of a bar in DC. https://t.co/vNeYoiNFeS
— Eva For Congress (@CongressEva) November 28, 2019
— Brian Beutler (@brianbeutler) November 28, 2019
Great! Zero tolerance for white supremacists posing as respectable citizens. Let him go hang with the Proud Boys and RAM. https://t.co/iqyXvwshgJ
— Hussein Ibish (@Ibishblog) November 28, 2019
Good for Martin O’Malley: the members of this cruel regime deserve to be publicly shamed. It’s like confronting a Nazi – they shouldn’t be able to lead comfortable lives at home. https://t.co/Rt4RiA5eXZ
— Amy Siskind ????️???? (@Amy_Siskind) November 28, 2019