Mexican restaurant apologizes for posting photo of Jeff Sessions

The owner of a Houston-area Mexican restaurant skewered on social media for posting a photo of Attorney General Jeff Sessions responded to the scandal late Friday. Roland Laurenzo, the owner of El Tiempo Cantina, wrote on Facebook that the photo posted by the restaurant earlier with a caption saying it was an “honor” to serve Sessions was published without approval. “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 posting of a photograph of the Attorney General at one of our restaurants does not represent us supporting his positions,” Laurenzo wrote. He said Sessions was served at the restaurant “without us even thinking about the political situations.” The restaurant was bombarded with negative Yelp reviews and online criticism for appearing to support Sessions ahead of his speech to Houston law enforcement on Friday.