WH Press Secretary: We Should Be Able to Disagree Freely, Without Fear of Harm

Melanie Arter | June 25, 2018 | 10:08pm EDT
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

(CNSNews.com) - White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Monday addressed being refused service at a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) calling for protesters to harass other members of the administration, saying, “We are allowed to disagree, but we should be able to do so freely and without fear of harm.”

“Many by now have heard that I was asked to leave a restaurant this weekend where I attempted to have dinner with my family. My husband and I politely left and went home. I was asked to leave because I work for President Trump,” she said.

“We are allowed to disagree, but we should be able to do so freely and without fear of harm, and this goes for all people regardless of politics. Some have chosen to push hate and vandalism against the restaurant that I was asked to leave from. A Hollywood actor publicly encouraged people to kidnap my children,” Sanders said.

Actor Peter Henry Fonda tweeted last week, “Maybe we should take her children away and deport her to Arkansas, and giving her children to Stephen Goebbels Miller for safe keeping.

“And this weekend, a member of Congress called for people to ‘push back’ and make clear to those serving their country in this administration that they are not welcome anywhere, anytime, for anything,” the press secretary said, referring to Waters, who encouraged people to harass Trump cabinet members in public.

As CNSNews.com reported, Waters told a rally in Los Angeles on Saturday, “Let’s make sure we show up, wherever we have to show up, and if you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd. And you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome, anymore, anywhere.”

“Healthy debate on ideas and political philosophy is important, but the calls for harassment and push for any Trump supporter to avoid the public is unacceptable. America is a great country, and our ability to find solutions despite those disagreements is what makes us unique,” the press secretary said.

“That is exactly what President Trump has done for all Americans by building a booming economy, with record low unemployment for African Americans and Hispanics, the defeat of ISIS, and the ongoing work to achieve peace on the Korean Peninsula,” she added.


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