Sarah Huckabee Sanders May Have Committed An Ethics Violation With Her Red Hen Tweet

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By Crimson Tazvinzwa

After issuing a statement that she was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing accusations that she may have committed an ethics violation because her tweet came from her official @PressSec Twitter account.

Deadline reports that Democratic Representative Barbara Lee of California also called for Sanders to be “referred to the Office of Government Ethics” on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper. 
Walter Shaub, former director of the OGE, criticized Sanders’ misuse of her government position on Twitter, comparing it to “the same as if an ATF agent pulled out his badge when a restaurant tried to throw him/her out.”

Contrary to what Trump supporters are suggesting, Sanders was not refused service.

The waiter who served her and her family posted on Facebook:

If Trump supporters can cheer bakers refusing to bake cakes for same-sex weddings, the same principle applies to Sarah Huckabee Sanders and her family.

Trump supporters don’t get to claim that businesses can legally discriminate and then become outraged when Sarah Huckabee Sanders is asked to leave a restaurant, which by the way, is not the same thing as being refused service. The restaurant or any other business has a right to ask a customer to leave.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders got off lucky because if she were a refugee fleeing for her safety, her boss would have separated her family and thrown her kids in cages. The faux outrage of the right is another distraction tactic. They don’t want the country to focus on the real human rights abuses being committed by this administration. Instead, let’s focus on the press secretary having to eat somewhere else.

It isn’t like she was refused service or some passed a law telling her where she can and can’t go.

Trump supporters can’t have it both ways. They can’t support bathroom bills, family separations, and discrimination against gay people, but be outraged when a restaurant owner decides that they would rather not have Sanders in their establishment.

Sanders has helped to further the divide this country, so she was reaping what she had sown when she was asked to leave the restaurant.

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Crimson Tazvinzwa

TEACHER & MEDIA TRAINER

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