White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family were denied service by a Virginia restaurant on Monday and political commentator Ana Navarro had pretty much no sympathy for the White House Official.
Sanders along with seven of her family members were asked to leave “The Ren Hen” restaurant in Lexington because she works for the “POTUS”. She tweeted the following statement, “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.”
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
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) June 23, 2018
The owner of the “Red Hen” Stephanie Wilkinson told the Washington Post that she allowed her employees, who are disturbed by the recent border separation policy, to vote on whether or not they wanted Sanders to leave the restaurant. The employees said, “yes.”
Wilkinson explained to the press secretary that “the restaurant has certain standards that I feel it has to uphold, such as honesty, and compassion, and cooperation” and had to ask her to “leave.”
Navarro seemed to agree with the restaurant’s decision to give Sanders the boot and ripped into the White House official for supporting Trump’s child separation policy.
“Some people find the idea of tearing children away from their families and then lying about it morally offensive,” the Republican strategist said during a CNN panel discussion on Saturday morning. “You make choices in life. And there is a cost to being an accomplice to this cruel, deceitful administration.”
Jack Kingston, a former Congressman, faulted Ren Hen’s actions towards Sanders and said they’re part of the reason why America is so divided. He said it’s sad that political media figures can’t eat in peace.
However, Navarro fired back at Kingston’s statement, noting that people should be more concerned about the current actions of the White House. She referenced the “zero tolerance” policy that has left thousands of children living in detention centers and torn away from their families. She had no sympathy at all for Sanders’ restaurant experience.
“It kind of comes with the territory,” she said. “There is a cost to pay for the decisions you make in life.”