Two weeks ago Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters publicly called on the left to harass members of the Trump administration.
Waters comments came shortly after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave The Red Hen, a local Virginia restaurant. When Sanders politely left, the owner followed her across the street to a new location.
Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 23, 2018
Since then, a number of Trump administration officials have been harassed in the streets or at restaurants.
Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen:
We woke up Secretary Nielsen at her home this morning with a protest. Collaborators don’t get to clock out. No justice, no sleep! pic.twitter.com/FeN0fi7gHX— Will Urquhart (@Urquwill) June 22, 2018
Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao:
White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller:
White House adviser Stephen Miller became the latest Trump administration official to get a direct protest as immigration demonstrators converged on his home in downtown D.C. Monday.
About 20 people protesting Miller's role in the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy marched about a block to Miller's CityCenterDC apartment building, handing flyers to spectators along the way.
Shrotly after moving to Washington to work at the White House, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway was harassed at a grocery story with her children:
Just after arriving in Washington to work for President Trump, Kellyanne Conway found herself in a downtown supermarket, where a man rushing by with his shopping cart sneered, “You ought to be ashamed of yourself! Go look in the mirror!”
“Mirrors are in Aisle 9 — I’ll go get one now,” Conway recalled replying. She brushed off the dart with the swagger of someone raised in the ever-attitudinal trenches of South Jersey. “What am I gonna do? Fall apart in the canned vegetable aisle?”
As a reminder, it's been just one year since a Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer attempted to murder congressional Republicans on a baseball field.