A Tex-Mex restaurant in Houston is facing threats of a boycott after it posted online that it was an “honor” to serve Attorney General Jeff Sessions, The Washington Post is reporting.
El Tiempo Cantina posted a photo on Facebook of Sessions with co-owner Dominic Laurenzo on Friday night. Sessions was in town to discuss plans to reduce violent crime, the paper reported.
The photo caption read: "We had the honor to (serve) Mr. Jeff Sessions, attorney general of the United States. Thank you for allowing us to serve you."
The backlash on social media was almost immediate and spawned the hashtag #BoycottElTiempo." the Post noted.
On Saturday, Dominic Laurenzo’s father, Roland, who co-owns the restaurant, issued a statement on Facebook saying: "El Tiempo does not in any way support the practice of separating children from parents or any other practices of the government relative to immigration. The posting of a photograph of the attorney general at one of our restaurants does not represent us supporting his positions."
By Saturday afternoon, the restaurant’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages were taken down, according to the Houston Chronicle.
"People are insulting us in such a dramatic fashion, and we feel like we don't deserve it," Roland Laurenzo told ABC13.
"At least temporarily I had (the social media accounts) taken down because I don't want to be insulted, my children to be insulted, my family to be insulted."
The controversy follows a June incident where a Virginia restaurant declined to served White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
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