Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao became a social media star after she turned the tables on protesters who were harassing her and her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Here's what happened
One of the protesters, who only identified himself as "Roberto," posted video and an explanation of why he was protesting Chao and McConnell.
"We confronted [Senator McConnell] and [Secretary Chao] with @ProPublica audio of children separated from their families at the border while leaving a @Georgetown event," he tweeted. "We must #AbolishICE & #AbolishCBP!"
"I am Roberto, a rising Senior at Georgetown University," he continued. "After coming back from my internship at United We Dream, my friend texted me that both Senator Mitch McConnell and Trump cabinet member Elaine L. Chao were present on campus."
"My parents are Mexican immigrants," he added, "and I was infuriated that a man who blocked the Dream Act and a Trump cabinet official were invited to my campus. As a result, my friends quickly mobilized and went to the event that was held inside Copley Formal."
We confronted @SenateMajLdr and @SecElaineChao with @ProPublica audio of children separated from their families at… https://t.co/M4IE32lfep— Roberto (@Roberto) 1530041625.0
He added, "why they won’t leave our families, friends and communities alone?"
But, as the video shows, Chao did not back down from the protesters and began yelling back at them.
A group of protesters confronts Mitch McConnell and Elaine Chao with @ProPublica’s audio of children separated from… https://t.co/TqrebKxbrG— Jesús A. Rodríguez (@Jesús A. Rodríguez) 1529974689.0
"And to be honest, I cannot fathom how these movers of racism, discrimination and hate sleep at night," tweeted Roberto. "Cabinet officials like Elaine Chao might not like to hear it but she and her husband bear responsibility and we won’t stop telling that truth everywhere they go."
Some, like Josh Holmes, the former chief of staff and campaign manager to Sen. McConnell, noted that the protesters fit the call put out by Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) to harass members of the Trump administration. Waters has been excoriated by leaders of her own party for the encouragement of uncivil action for the sake of her political agenda.