The Washington Examiner is reporting that, “Facing a new wave of potentially dangerous threats, called for by a top Democratic lawmaker, legal and gun experts are calling on top Trump aides to get their concealed carry permit and back it up with a pistol.”
That’s good advice for anyone in a city with a crime rate like DC’s. But in case you haven’t been paying attention to the latest rules of engagement on the political battlefield, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was hounded out of a Mexican restaurant last week by a crowd of “protestors.”
In an 11-minute video posted by the Democratic Socialists of America, protesters can be heard criticizing Nielsen, who has served as a public face of the Trump administration’s migrant family separation policy since appearing at a press briefing on Monday to defend it.
“That’s her, that’s her,” one protester can be heard saying Tuesday night at the start of the video.
“Secretary Nielsen, how dare you spend your evening here eating dinner as you are complicit in the separation and deportation of over 10,000 children separated from their parents,” another protester announced at the restaurant, MXDC Cocina Mexicana. “How can you enjoy a Mexican dinner as you are deporting and imprisoning tens of thousands of people seeking asylum here in the United States?”
Then, over the weekend, the White House press secretary was in a Virginia restaurant with her family when she was asked to leave by the restaurant’s owner.
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 23, 2018
A man who says he was Sanders’ waiter at the farm-to-table restaurant wrote on Facebook that he only served her for a couple minutes before the owner “asked her to leave and she complied.”
“Her family left on their own accord, we didn’t actually refuse service or ‘kick her out,'” he wrote in the Facebook post.
Responding to comments on his post, which has been shared hundreds of times, the man wrote that “the owner felt that Sarah’s moral decisions conflicted with her own.”
That kind of mob action was blood in the water for Mad Maxine Waters (the “top Democrat” referred to by the Examiner earlier), who’s openly calling for more of the same wherever Americans may spot members of the Trump administration.
WATCH: Maxine Waters call for the harassment of members of the Trump administration…
Which of course means she’s ok with the same thing happening to her, right?
After all, she’s setting the rules here. pic.twitter.com/hrHDayly9s
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 24, 2018
All of which is why observers are suggesting that members of the administration who don’t rate their own Secret Service protection get a carry permit and start packing.
“There are simply not enough police in D.C. or Virginia or Maryland to protect all Trump officials at their homes and when they go out to restaurants. Getting a concealed handgun permit would be helpful to protect themselves and their family,” said John R. Lott Jr., president of the influential Crime Prevention Research Center.
Trump admin officials can get DC gun carry permits to defend themselves from the crazies who obey Maxine Walters. https://t.co/CBgTI1dyWn
— Emily Miller (@EmilyMiller) June 25, 2018
We’re living in interesting times.