By The Blaze. A Hispanic restaurant owner in Houston was forced to shut down his eatery’s social media presence after his established faced a barrage of online hate and negative reviews for hosting Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
On Friday, El Tiempo Catina posted a picture of Sessions posing with the son of restaurant co-owner Dominic Laurenzo after Sessions finished his meal of fajitas, according to KTRK-TV. Sessions visited the restaurant after meeting with federal prosecutors about violent crime and illegal immigration.
The restaurant said it was an “honor” to serve the top law enforcement officer in the nation, a distinction that was apparently out-of-line the restaurant quickly learned.
The backlash against Laurenzo, his restaurant, and his family was so swift that he decide to deactivate all social media channels for the restaurant. Some critics even hurled death threats at his family. . .
“We have gotten so many complaints and comments. And threats, death threats. This has been extremely shocking to our family,” he explained to KHOU-TV. (Read more from “Hispanic Restaurant Owner Recipient of Death Threats, Outrage Mob After Hosting This Politician” HERE)
Restaurant Owner Apologizes Amid Backlash for Photo With Attorney General Jeff Sessions
By KHOU. A Houston culinary dynasty has come under fire after a photo with U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions began circulating online.
Sessions is pictured with El Tiempo restaurant co-owner Dominic Laurenzo during a recent visit to Houston.
Sessions’ tough stance on immigration, coupled with the perceived endorsement by the Tex-Mex restaurant, has resulted in a hailstorm of complaints and even death threats.
Laurenzo’s Restaurants president Roland Laurenzo says in no way does the social media post equate to an endorsement of Sessions’ politics. He says the company feels quite the opposite.
Laurenzo says the photo was taken with his son Dominic at the El Tiempo restaurant on Navigation Boulevard after Sessions finished his dinner. (Read more from “Restaurant Owner Apologizes Amid Backlash for Photo With Attorney General Jeff Sessions” HERE)