UPDATED 7:07 AM PT — Tues. Oct. 23, 2018
A former top Clinton aide is claiming that harassing Republicans is protected under the First Amendment.
Over the weekend, Philippe Reines said protesters are confronting Republican officials in public spaces because it’s — “all that’s left.”
Numerous Republican officials, including Mitch McConnell, Ted Cruz and Sarah Sanders, have been heckled in public restaurants in recent months.
Reines said if this is the worst treatment some may get, it’s fine with him.
“You have a Republican Party who is giving aid and comfort to the Proud Boys, and to white nationalists,” he stated. “They’ve become the party of white nationalists and all other hatred — that’s the bigger deal to me than someone not getting their supper.”
Harassment has become a bigger issue ahead of the 2018 midterms, leading to President Trump’s most recent campaign slogan — “jobs not mobs.”