Red Hen DC clarifies: We’re not the restaurant that asked Sarah Sanders to leave

WASHINGTON — A D.C. restaurant clarified on Twitter that it was not the restaurant that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was asked to leave on Friday night.

The restaurant that Sanders was asked to leave was in Lexington, Virginia, and has no affiliation with the D.C. location, a fact the restaurant repeatedly mentioned on Twitter.

Several people on Twitter wanted to know if the D.C. restaurant would have asked Sanders to leave as well.

“Businesses in D.C. are prohibited from discriminating against people for political affiliation because we are a federal district,” the Red Hen D.C. tweeted. “We have patrons from both sides of the aisle.”

Sanders tweeted that she was told by the owner of the Red Hen in Virginia on Friday that she had to “leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left.”

As of Sunday morning, the Red Hen D.C.’s Twitter account was still trying to explain the situation.

Valerie Bonk

Valerie Bonk started working at WTOP in 2016 and has lived in Howard County, Maryland, her entire life. She's thrilled to be a reporter for WTOP telling stories on air. She works as both a television and radio reporter in the Maryland and D.C. areas. 

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