"Bigotry. On the menu at Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington VA. I'm anxious about the African-American kid in school who gets harassed by kids who think they have a license to harass because the President says so", said the former Secretary of Commerce.
"If it's OK for a baker to refuse service to LGBTQ because of their sexual identification, then why shouldn't it be OK for a restaurant to refuse service because of their political identification?"
When one Twitter user suggested Shaub was overreaching, Shaub insisted what Sanders did could be seen as a violation because she used a government account for a personal goal. However, according to a Fox News report, other restaurants with similar names are also experiencing issues related to the Red Hen's refusal to serve Sarah Sanders and her family.
Sanders did not respond to the DailyMail.com's request for comment on the charge her tweet violated government ethics.
Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of The Red Hen, later explained her decision to The Washington Post and insisted the entire incident was handled politely.
"When I was a WH lawyer we trained all staff they couldn't use their WH titles or resources (like Twitter acct) for personal uses like making restaurant reservations or promoting businesses".
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, setting off a fierce debate about whether politics should play a role in how administration officials are treated in public. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so, " Sanders tweeted after being ejected by a politically roused restaurant owner. "This appeared to be one".
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The incident comes days after protesters assailed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at a Mexican restaurant in downtown Washington, just as the administration was coming under fire for its policy of separating undocumented immigrant families at the US border with Mexico.