Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan was shouted offstage by gang of rude, far left student protesters – led by a Muslim – as he attempted to give the keynote address during an immigration conference at the Georgetown University Law School.
BuzzFeed News McAleenan, who made several failed attempts to begin his speech at the Migration Policy’s Institute’s annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference, was shouted down by several activists and Georgetown law students in the audience who were protesting the Trump administration’s immigration policies.
In a statement, DHS blamed the “disruptions of a few activists” for depriving the audience of an opportunity to “engage in a robust dialogue” with McAleenan.
Sabiya Ahamed, a 24-year-old MUSLIM Georgetown law student and one of the protest organizers, told BuzzFeed News Monday that she had not anticipated McAleenan being driven offstage by the protest, but added that “it was a pleasant outcome” for her.
Ahamed said that she expected protesters, including herself, to be kicked out of the venue within a few minutes of their demonstration. “That didn’t happen,” she said. “We were able to continue to voice our opinion … and McAleenan decided to leave. It wasn’t the result I personally foresaw, but I was really glad that was the result.”