Republican Uber riders say driver kicked them out with 'Welcome to the resistance'
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Six Republican campaign volunteers in North Carolina said they were booted from an Uber on Saturday after the driver found out they were Republicans.

One of the passengers, Chris Godbey, told The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C., that during their ride, the volunteers were discussing "current politics, energy policy and previous Republican campaign experience."

That's when the driver reportedly pulled over at a gas station and told them to get out of the car, insisting that he had the right to deny them service.

"Welcome to the resistance," the driver said as the passengers were being kicked out, Godbey and another passenger, Mary Russell, told The News & Observer. 


"It was clear based on our mild conservative political talk that the driver realized we were Republicans," Russell told The Daily Caller

She said she received a message from Uber after the episode claiming that she had acted inappropriately toward the driver — an accusation she denies. 

"I reviewed the relevant policy of Uber and we did not use ‘inappropriate and abusive language or gestures’ that would result in the early termination of a ride," she told The Daily Caller.

The alleged incident came after a group of GOP congressional interns said an Uber driver refused to take them to the Trump International Hotel in Washington, because they were wearing red "Make America Great Again" hats.

Uber is reportedly investigating that allegation. 

An Uber spokesman said, “We expect all riders and drivers to treat each other with respect, and we’re looking into this situation.”

Last month, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a Lexington, Va., restaurant because of her role as a spokeswoman for the Trump administration. Other administration officials, including Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen NielsenKirstjen Michele NielsenPence taps former DHS spokeswoman as his new press secretary DHS officials called lawmaker visit to migrant detention facility a 'Hill stunt' White House fires DHS general counsel MORE, have also faced protests and pushback while out in public.