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A Houston-area Mexican restaurant defended itself on Saturday after it served Attorney General Jeff Sessions following the attorney general’s Friday speech to law enforcement agents in the city.
The restaurant faced online backlash, including a social media boycott campaign and one-star Yelp reviews, after posting to Facebook that Sessions ate there.
The article goes on to state the following:
El Tiempo Cantina, which serves Tex-Mex, said Saturday that restaurant staff had no idea who they were serving until Sessions entered the establishment, and were preoccupied with providing service to the Secret Service agents who arrived before the attorney general.
“The secret service contacted us that a government official was coming to dinner at our establishment and his identity was not know until he walked through the door,” the restaurant’s owner, Roland Laurenzo, wrote on Facebook.
“The posting of a photograph of the Attorney General at one of our restaurants does not represent us supporting his positions,” the post added. “El Tiempo does not in anyway support the practice of separating children from parents or any other practices of the government relative to immigration.”
The restaurant has deleted a Facebook post including Sessions’ photo, but not before many online users reacted.
“What were you thinking? Serving people that support separating families, ripping children and babies from parents…being against immigrants which you benefit the most from?” posted one Yelp reviewer.
@ElTiempoCantina It is mind blowing that you would actually serve Mexican food to a bigot that is hell bent & determined to ruin the lives of Mexican people. Houstonians won’t support ANY business that supports Jeff Sessions and his #BabyJails. Was it worth it? #BoycottElTiempo pic.twitter.com/eS987ot7gT
— Kay Webber (@kandice_webber) August 11, 2018
@ElTiempoCantina: Houston, Texas. This Traitor must be boycotted.
“We had the honor to server (yes, he put server) Mr. Jeff Sessions…”
— RumorHasIt2018 (@BrandiLynn4Ever) August 11, 2018
Houston’s iconic Tex-Mex joint @ElTiempoCantina posts picture of Jeff Sessions @AGJeffSessions eating at its restaurant…. then deletes pic after backlash from angry customers. #immigration #txlege #familyseparation pic.twitter.com/vmQhtuozrg
— Miya Shay (@ABC13Miya) August 11, 2018
RT We need to hold #EltiempoCantina accountable for feeding hate #BoycottElTiempoCantina @ElTiempoCantina #GozaCadaMomentohttps://t.co/YuhECsgy8Y…/el-tiempo-cantina-navigation-houston…https://t.co/qGymKBDo8Qhttps://t.co/cGJwbbXTSo…/el-tiempo-cantina-washington-houston pic.twitter.com/C5TzYBypZh
— FIELHOUSTON (@FIELHouston) August 11, 2018
Boycott them! The MEXICAN owner is a trump supporter
— Beyondthe BS (@BsBeyondthe) August 11, 2018
Congratulations to the El Tiempo Cantina owners and staff. You displayed great culture and Texas hospitality. It looks like you provided GREAT service while having a civil discussion on immigration with some differing views. If only others had the class you showed… https://t.co/EY0qo7R3PM
— John Hazle (@jdhazle) August 11, 2018
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