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 SessionsFive takeaways from Barr's new powers in 'spying' probe Amash: Some of Trump's actions 'were inherently corrupt' 'Persuadable' voters are key to the 2020 election — and the non-screaming news industry 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 TrumpA better VA, with mental health services, is essential for America's veterans Pelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Trump arrives in Japan to kick off 4-day state visit 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 appeals order siding with House Democrats bank subpoenas Republicans spend more than million at Trump properties Exclusive: Carson seeks to clean up testimony on protections for homeless transgender people MORE (D-Calif.), a top critic of Trump, but was condemned by other Democrats including House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi, Nadler tangle on impeachment, contempt vote Hillary Clinton slams Trump for spreading 'sexist trash' about Pelosi Hillicon Valley: Facebook won't remove doctored Pelosi video | Trump denies knowledge of fake Pelosi videos | Controversy over new Assange charges | House Democrats seek bipartisan group on net neutrality MORE (Calif.).