Cline, Goodlatte show support for Sanders after restaurant snub

Published: Jun. 23, 2018 at 10:07 PM EDT
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Rep. Bob Goodlatte and the man hoping to replace him, State Del. Ben Cline, both jumped on the opportunity to show support for Sarah Huckabee Sanders after the White House press secretary was kicked out of a Virginia restaurant.

"I just responded to her tweet with mine. Sean Spicer retweeted my tweet. Hopefully it has gotten back to her that we'd love to see her and her family back in the Rockbridge County area again," Del. Cline said to WHSV's sister station WDBJ.

Rep. Goodlatte sent a tweet of his own, calling the incident at the Red Hen in Lexington, "unfortunate."

Sanders tweeted on Saturday she was told to leave because she works for President Donald Trump.

"I politely left," Sanders said. "Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so."

In an interview with the Washington Post, the restaurant's co-owner said she made the call amid concern from


Trump has yet to publicly respond to the controversy as of Saturday evening.