D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham talks about the George Floyd protests. Virginia Delegate Ibraheem Samirah talks about taking part in the demonstrations as an elected official. And D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen talks about election woes and police reform.
As the workplace and home of many influential residents, D.C. has long opted for a sense of distance between public and private life. Even when politicos bridged those gaps, it was attempted with decorum. Remember the era of political salons in Georgetown? Those days are long over.
The line between personal and professional life is becoming increasingly blurred as critics of the Trump administration stage protest in local restaurants. In the past week, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen was interrupted by protesters during dinner at MXDC, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave Red Hen, a restaurant in Lexington, Va. and senior policy advisor Stephen Miller’s home was visited by demonstrators.
Kojo speaks with the owner of a local restaurant on his “open table” policy and a local protester on their motivations.
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The debate over the Trump administration's policy of separating children from their parents, who crossed the country's southern border illegally, has made its way to the front door of the White House - and the front doors of two administration officials who are the faces of the policy.
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