Houston Mexican restaurant apologizes after posting it was 'honor' to serve Jeff Sessions


    FILE - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pictured Oct. 27, 2017. (FBI via MGN)

    AUSTIN, Texas (KEYE) - A Houston Mexican restaurant chain appears to have deleted its social media accounts after sharing a photo of the owner with Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday.

    The Houston Chronicle reports that Roland Laurenzo, owner of El Tiempo Cantina, is seen in the picture with Sessions, along with a caption saying it was an "honor" to serve the attorney general.

    Sessions was in Houston to discuss immigration enforcement with law enforcement officers.

    KPRC reports that the backlash on social media was instant, with some people calling for a boycott of El Tiempo due to Sessions' stance on immigration.

    Laurenzo says the photo was sent to the chain's social media manager, who posted the caption without consulting with management.

    He told KPRC he never meant to offend anyone.

    "The last thing I ever wanted to do was to upset everybody. It didn't dawn on me until after that everyone was associating me with approving of the politics of Mr. Sessions and by no means is that the case. It's been a big misunderstanding."

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