El Tiempo Cantina Shuts Down Social Media Accounts After Sessions Visit Sparks

first_imgA Facebook search for El Tiempo Cantina yields no matching results. The chain appears to have deleted its online presence following backlash over a visit from U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Share The restaurant posted a photo of Sessions and co-owner Roland Laurenzo, calling the visit an “honor.” Commenters condemned the post almost immediately, with some calling for a boycott of the chain.  Sessions was in town to speak with local federal prosecutors on immigration enforcement. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pictured with El Tiempo Cantina co-owner Roland Laurenzo in this screenshot of a now-deleted Facebook post.center_img El Tiempo cannot be found on Instagram or Twitter, either.  After deleting the chain’s social media accounts, Laurenzo told ABC13, “People are insulting us in such a dramatic fashion, and we feel like we don’t deserve it.” “The posting of a photograph of the Attorney General at one of our restaurants does not represent us supporting his positions,” Laurenzo reportedly wrote in a now-deleted follow-up post. He claimed Secret Service agents approached the restaurant about serving an unnamed government official, leaving staff unaware Sessions would be dining there “until he walked through the door.” last_img read more