Sarah Huckabee Sanders Getting Kicked Out of Restaurant Wasn’t Just Because She’s a Republican
Trump's immigration policies go beyond political lines.
Coming off the heels of political chaos at the border, Americans are still feeling emotionally affected by Trump's family separation immigration policy.
According to the Washington Post, Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Virginia restaurant, called the Red Hen, while out to dinner with friends.
"The cheese course was already on the table" when the owner pulled her to the side and asked that she leave because of her political party's policies.
The Post reported that the owner, Stephanie Wilkinson, politely refused to serve Sanders because "Sanders works for and defends an inhumane and unethical administration."
"I'm not a huge fan of confrontation," Wilkinson said. "I have a business, and I want the business to thrive. This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals."
However, the decision to ask Sanders to leave seems to boil down to basic human ethics rather than because of her being simply a conservative.
Just last week, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen was heckled by a crowd of protesters while eating at a Mexican restaurant in Washington, D.C.
According to CNN, Nielsen was sitting quietly in back of the MXDC Cocina Mexicana restaurant, not too far from the White House, when she began getting booed and sarcastically questioned:
"Aren't you a mother too?"
"How do you sleep at night?"
"Do you hear the babies crying?"
"If the kids don't eat in peace, you don't eat in peace."
Those are many examples of statements that seem to have less to do with being a Republican, and more to do with being undoubtedly immoral.
Dean Obeidallah, a former attorney and political op-ed contributor for CNN, expressed similar observations regarding recent oppositions.
"Let's make it clear, this is not about asking someone to leave or heckling them simply because they are Republicans or conservatives," he wrote.
"That would be wrong. This is about targeting people who are very publicly involved in formulating and defending Trump's immoral policies."
Obeidallah pointed out that people didn't yell, "Get out of here because you're a Republican" but instead made chants that were specific to Trump's family separation immigration policy literally, "speaking truth to power."
Additionally, Trump is just a percentage point away from former President Richard Nixon when it comes to the total of Americans who want him impeached, according to Newsweek.
And though Sanders was offended by Wilkinson requesting that she leave by – ironically – writing, "I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so. Her actions say far more about her than about me," Wilkinson has no regrets.
"I would have done the same thing again," Wilkinson said. "We just felt there are moments in time when people need to live their convictions. This appeared to be one."
"It's incredible that a president would travel to France for this significant anniversary — and then remain in his hotel room watching TV," David Frum said on Twitter.
Light, steady rain resulted in President Trump cancelling plans to attend a commemoration in France on Saturday to honor U.S. soldiers killed during World War I.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee and others come to the defense of April Ryan, Abby Phillip and Yamiche Alcindor.
This week, President Trump reserved vitriol-filled comments for Black journalists Abby Phillip and April Ryan from CNN, and Yamiche Alcindor from PBS Newshour, who were just trying to do their jobs. Trump was slammed on Twitter for his overt appeal to racists by disrespecting the women.
"Florida law requires an automatic machine recount in any race where the margin of victory is within one half of one percentage point."
North Dakota's Heidi Heitkemp, historically a Native American voter's choice, loses in landslide to Trump ally.
Despite record numbers of Native Americans to the polls in North Dakota (thanks to the voter ID efforts), the candidate that had overwhelming support from them in previous elections, Heidi Heitkamp, lost in a landslide to Trump supporter Kevin Cramer (44.6%. vs. 55.4%).
Native voters topped turnouts from 2008 election with 5,100 votes from Native Americans, but activists still said poll workers turned away voters because of tribal identification letters or address discrepancies.
Trump announced on Twitter a new acting attorney general.
U.S. Attorney General Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, the man who the late civil rights leader Coretta Scott King warned the country about in 1986, and who was once the face of Trumpism, is now out of a job.
"The American public was more likely to elect a person of color to the House than House members were to hire top staff of color," according to a Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies report.
As a result of Tuesday's midterm elections, Democrats have won a majority in the House of Representatives, and Republicans will remain in control of the Senate, but Congress, as a whole, needs to make diversity a priority when it comes to hiring top staff members.
85,000 votes were suppressed by Brian Kemp; Abrams is holding out to make sure no one gets shut out of being counted.
In an election where corruption coated democracy, racism threatened freedom, and where Oprah Winfrey felt the need to take her billion-dollar self to the doors of voters, Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate, is making sure that every single voter's voice is heard.
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The students involved said it was meant to be a joke.
Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia's marching band, whose instrument covers spell out their mascot "Broncos," rearranged them to spell a racial slur that once again shocked fans and had band directors under the microscope.