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Texas Restaurant Forced to Apologize After Posting Photo of Jeff Sessions

Photo: Facebook

In a rare departure from the recent spate of Trump administrators having their meals interrupted by protesters, Attorney General Jeff Sessions enjoyed a lovely, quiet meal at Houston restaurant El Tiempo — and locals were not happy about it.

KHOU 11 reports that the former Alabama senator paid a visit to the popular Tex-Mex chain and then took a picture and discussed the finer points of fajitas with co-owner Dominic Laurenzo before departing. Shortly afterward, El Tiempo shared the photo on their Facebook page, saying it was an “honor” to serve Sessions, who was apparently in town to discuss immigration enforcement with local law enforcement.

In light of Sessions’s involvement with the separation of immigrant families at the U.S. border, the restaurant quickly received a slew of negative feedback from locals on its social-media pages, including a #BoycottElTiempo hashtag on Twitter.

“El Tiempo does not in anyway support the practice of separating children from parents or any other practices of the government relative to immigration,” owner Ronald Laurenzo wrote shortly before deactivating the restaurant’s accounts. “The posting of a photograph of the Attorney General at one of our restaurants does not represent us supporting his positions.”

Texas Restaurant Apologizes for Photo of Jeff Sessions