Well, this is interesting …
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) June 20, 2018
It seems that one of the Democratic Socialists of America who ran DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen out of a Mexican restaurant last night has some ties to the government:
DSA member Allison Hrabar, one of those who protested Nielsen on Tuesday, said that after intense coverage of suspected illegal immigrants being separated from their children, “it feels really good to confront people who are actually responsible, which is what we have a unique opportunity to do in D.C.”
Hrabar works at the Justice Department as a paralegal specialist, and said her activism was not part of her official work. She said she was exercising her First Amendment rights off the clock.
“If you see these people in public, you should remind them that they shouldn’t have peace,” she said. “We aren’t the only ones who can do this. Anyone who sees Kirstjen Nielsen at dinner, anyone who sees anyone who works at DHS and ICE at dinner can confront them like this, and that’s what we hope this will inspire people to do.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation has confirmed that Hrabar works for the DOJ, but she may not be as “off-the-clock” as she claims.
One of the Democratic Socialists of America protesters who harassed Secretary Nielsen last night at dinner works for…the Department of Justice!
— Joe Gabriel Simonson (@SaysSimonson) June 20, 2018
From the Daily Caller:
Despite Hrabar’s claims of keeping her personal politics outside of her time as an employee of the federal government, a look at her Twitter account, @allisongeroi, features tweets during the workday openly celebrating her behavior Tuesday night.
“Keeping families together in jail is not an acceptable solution,” Hrabar tweeted Wednesday afternoon at 1:56 PM.
Following the protest, Hrabar tweeted that, “No one who has ever made their living terrorizing immigrants deserves peace. If you see one in a restaurant, at a movie, or in your neighborhood, remind them of that.”
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) June 20, 2018
— Chris Tsotsoros (@ctsotsoros) June 20, 2018