Chelsea Clinton knocks Sessions over remark on child separations
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Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton slammed Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsLisa Page sues DOJ, FBI over alleged privacy violations Sessions leads GOP Senate primary field in Alabama, internal poll shows Trump rebukes FBI chief Wray over inspector general's Russia inquiry MORE for quipping about child separations while speaking to a conservative criminal justice organization on Tuesday.

Clinton sent a tweet responding to Sessions's remark to the group in Los Angeles, calling his comments evidence of "indecency and incivility" in the national arena.

Her tweet came after Sessions called out the "hypocrisy" of the left on border security, saying that Democrats who live in gated communities would be "too happy to have you arrested and separated from your children" if "you try to scale the fence."

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"You want to know what indecency and incivility sound like? People laughing and applauding at the 'joke' about forcibly separating parents from their children," Clinton fired back on Twitter.

The attorney general was responding to criticism of his zero-tolerance immigration policy, which led to thousands of migrant children being forcibly separated from their parents at the border while the adults faced prosecution.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate gears up for battle over witnesses in impeachment trial Vulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Trump appears to set personal record for tweets in a day MORE signed an executive order last week to halt the separations following major outcry.

Discussion over "civility" in the national conversation arose this week after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant, the Red Hen, after employees opted not serve her over the weekend.

The move was celebrated by some on the left including Rep. Maxine WatersMaxine Moore WatersTrump tweet mocking Greta Thunberg sparks backlash Melania Trump's 'Be Best' hashtag trends after president goes after Greta Thunberg California GOP candidate arrested on stalking charges MORE (D-Calif.), a top critic of Trump, but was condemned by other Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiVulnerable Democrats tout legislative wins, not impeachment Photographer leaves Judiciary hearing after being accused of taking photos of member notes Overnight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — House passes sweeping Pelosi bill to lower drug prices | Senate confirms Trump FDA pick | Trump officials approve Medicaid work requirements in South Carolina MORE (Calif.).