Tensions over illegal immigration and family separations at the border boiled over on Capitol Hill Tuesday night, as President Trump was met with profanity and heckling, blue-faced Democrats on his way to a meeting with House Republicans.
First, as President Trump’s entourage made its way to House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office, a congressional intern yelled, “Mr. President, F–k you!” across the Capitol Rotunda.
It was unclear whether Trump heard the remark. The incident occurred after visiting hours.
Then, several members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) gathered outside Trump’s meeting with senior Republican officials. When Trump emerged, the representatives heckled him until some were blue in the face, holding signs and screaming.
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Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham, D-N.M., the chair of the CHC, called the separation of children from their families at the border the “worst thing” she has ever seen in her career.
“This is an unusual commander-in-chief … it appears to me he doesn’t care about the consequences,” Grisham said. “He uses incredibly offensive language to defend his policies.”
Grisham defended her colleagues’ decision to shout at the president and stage a dramatic protest as he left the meeting with Republican officials.
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