The owner of a restaurant in Virginia who asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave her establishment on Friday night followed Sanders' family across the street to "harass" them at the other restaurant they went to, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told conservative television and radio talk show host Laura Ingraham on her radio show Monday.
"Once Sarah and her family left, and of course Sarah was asked to please vacate, Sarah and her husband just went home – they had sort of had enough – but the rest of her family went across the street to a different restaurant," Huckabee, Sarah's father, told Ingraham. "The owner of the Red Hen then followed them across the street, called people and organized a protest yelling and screaming at them outside the other restaurant and creating this scene.
"One of the members of Sarah's in-laws who were there – by the way, most of her in-laws are very liberal – and one of them walked out and said, 'Look I don't like Trump, I'm not a supporter, I'm afar considered liberal, but you guys are embarrassing me, and you're not helping the cause. And he even said, Sarah's not here. This is what the left has been reduced to, and it's tragic."
Stephanie Wilkinson, the chef-owner of at The Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia – around 70 miles southwest of Charlottesville – told The Washington Post she politely asked Sanders to leave because of who she worked for.
Given her own moral position, the spokeswoman serves in an "inhumane and unethical" administration, Wilkinson told the Post, she could not accept a defender of the president's "cruelest policies."
Sanders tweeted after the incident:
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