Democratic lawmaker calls for ethics investigation of Sarah Sanders for using White House Twitter account to attack restaurant
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Screenshot)

Appearing on CNN's State of the Union, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) called upon the Office of Government Ethics to investigate White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for using her official White House Twitter account to attack the Virginia restaurant where she was asked to leave.


During the panel discussion with host Jake Tapper, conservative David Urban lamented the booting of Sanders and her family, saying it was sad day for the country.

"I think it is sad. We are completely at opposite sides of many, many issues, most issues and we get along fine," he told his fellow panelists. "You can have civil discourse in America and disagree. America should be a market place of ideas. You shouldn't be asked to leave a restaurant. If you do, if the people don't want to frequent her restaurant because of her views, that's great."

As the conversation turned to Huckabee Sanders' father -- former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R) -- over a racist tweet he made on Saturday aimed at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D), Lee addressed both of the Huckabees.

'It was disgusting when you look at this mentality and how he tweeted that picture," she explained. "But also with regard to Sarah, she used her government account for taking on this private restaurant, a private business."

"I personally think she should be referred to the Office of Government Ethics," she continued.

"You think that is unethical?" host Tapper pressed.

"Yeah, if you use a government account to attack a private business on personal time, that's not right, " she replied as Urban - who was sitting next to her --  grimaced.

You can watch the video below via CNN: