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 SessionsManchin flexes muscle in 50-50 Senate Udalls: Haaland criticism motivated 'by something other than her record' Ocasio-Cortez targets Manchin over Haaland confirmation 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 TrumpSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Georgia secretary of state withholds support for 'reactionary' GOP voting bills 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 WatersHillicon Valley: Biden signs order on chips | Hearing on media misinformation | Facebook's deal with Australia | CIA nominee on SolarWinds Megan Thee Stallion, Maxine Waters discuss building community, education in new interview The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief plan MORE (D-Calif.), a top critic of Trump, but was condemned by other Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSenators given no timeline on removal of National Guard, Capitol fence Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House House Republican attempts to appeal fine for bypassing metal detector outside chamber MORE (Calif.).