Social media light up after restaurant dissed Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Geraldine Edwards
June 26, 2018

"I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so", Sanders tweeted from the official press secretary account.

Peery said he expects Sanders to discuss her stay at Good Place Farms during her White House press briefing later today, where he expects her to say her visit in Lexington was "redeemed" by the hospitality she received at Peery's establishment.

Olde Red Hen owner Diane Smith said she has sought to respond to each individually in order to point out the case of mistaken identity - and to invite them for breakfast at the 1950s-style diner.

Homeland Security Secretary Kirsjen Nielsen was forced out of a Mexican restaurant by left-wing activists protesting family separation at the border last week.

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"I would have done the same thing again", she said.

Behar added that Huckabee Sanders and DHS Sec.

On Monday it was hard to get an accurate reading of the restaurant's Yelp score, as it had become overwhelmed by people weighing in on the political controversy.

"Hateful ownership", one person posted. "There are many great and innovative businesses in #VA06 that I hope you'll come back to visit", Goodlatte tweeted. Discrimination of any kind is wrong.

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The Red Hen, the restaurant that booted Sanders, is in Virginia, but if any establishments in D.C. take a cue from them, they could be held in violation of D.C. Code Section 2-1402.31, which bars discriminatory actions against people in whole or in part due to characteristics including race, religion, nationality, sex, age, and more, including political affiliation.

"If the GOP can push through and have the Supreme Court allow a business to discriminate against customers for religious purposes, then they should be able to do the same for moral reasons!"

The displays of hostility have set off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officials are treated in public, with Sanders's father, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, denouncing his daughter's treatment as "bigotry".

Lexington is located about 190 miles (304 kilometers) south west of the nation's capital, in the rural Shenandoah Valley. The restaurant is a few blocks from both Washington and Lee University and the Virginia Military Institute.

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