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Mike Huckabee: Red Hen Owner Followed Sanders' Party to Another Restaurant and Organized Protest

The Red Hen Restaurant in downtown Lexington, Va. (AP Photo/Daniel Lin)

Former Arkansas governor and Fox News host Mike Huckabee told Laura Ingraham on Monday that there’s more to the story of his daughter getting kicked out the Red Hen restaurant than what was originally reported.

In case you’ve been in a bunker for the last few days, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who is the daughter of Mike Huckabee, was unceremoniously asked to leave the Lexington, Virginia, restaurant where she was dining with her family, after being informed that the owner objected to President Trump. Sanders complied with the request, but later tweeted her displeasure at what had transpired at the restaurant.

Mike Huckabee told Laura Ingraham today that the story didn’t end there. “Once Sarah and her family left — and, of course, Sarah was asked to please vacate — Sarah and her husband just went home,” he said. “They had sort of had enough.”

But the rest of her family went across the street to another restaurant, he explained, and that’s when things got even more absurd.

“The owner of the Red Hen —because nobody’s told this — then followed them across the street, called people and organized a protest, yelling and screaming at them from outside the restaurant and creating this scene,” said Huckabee. One of Sanders’ in-laws, whom he described as “very liberal,” walked out and said, “Look, I don’t like Trump, I’m not a supporter, I’m a far — considered liberal — but you guys are embarrassing me and you’re not helping the cause.”

Nevertheless, the mob yelled and screamed even though Sanders was no longer there because, apparently, having even a tangential relationship to the Trump administration means you’re not fit to be out and about in polite society and you’re no longer to be afforded public accommodations.

“This is what the left has been reduced to,” Huckabee lamented. “It really is tragic, and it is dangerous.”

The left has become so unhinged about Trump that they’re trying to enforce a kind of segregation, where Trump supporters are banned from certain woke establishments and the woke folk stay away from places like Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby. I’ve warned that the left is not going to stop until they have all of our jobs, but I admit didn’t foresee them booting people from restaurants. I shouldn’t have been surprised, though. The left has no desire for debate anymore. They think that their beliefs are settled science and everyone who disagrees with them is a racist Nazi. They want forced compliance with their worldview and for anyone who disagrees to be silenced. And whether it’s by government fiat or violence, they’ll do whatever it takes to get their way. This is far from over and it’s getting more dangerous by the minute.