VIDEO: Georgetown student SCOLDS protesters who shut down acting DHS sec

  • Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin MacAleenan was recently shouted off stage at Georgetown University.
  • Georgetown student and Campus Reform Correspondent Justin Drewer reacted to the incident.

Georgetown University students shouted off stage President Donald Trump's Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin MacAleenan recently as he tried to speak during a forum on immigration policy. 

Multiple protesters shouted in protest as the government official tried multiple times to address the audience at the Washington, D.C. campus. 

"A lot of my fellow students are disappointed at the behavior of the protesters"   

After several failed attempts to hold a civil discussion, MacAleenan walked off the stage, saying, "I'm going to get back to work and keep trying to secure this country."  Following the incident, Andrew Selee, president of the Migration Policy Institute, which co-sponsored the event, tweeted that the "audience lost the chance to engage w/him [MacAleenan] on policy."

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Campus Reform Correspondent and Georgetown University student Justin Drewer agreed with Selee. 

"A lot of my fellow students are disappointed at the behavior of the protesters," Drewer said during a recent on-air interview with Fox & Friends First. Drewer added that, as Georgetown students, "we have a unique opportunity...to have speakers such as Acting Secretary MacAleenan and other government officials to offer their perspectives and their experience with us."

"[I]t's a valuable insight that we have into government, regardless of the students' political beliefs," Drewer added. "I really wish that we could set aside our partisanship and take these opportunities for what they are: very valuable for our education."

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Jon Street is a news editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's CNSNews.com, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at Watchdog.org, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at TheBlaze.com. In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

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