Virginia GOP: Boycott The Red Hen Restaurant

The Hill reports:

The Republican Party of Virginia is asking its supporters to sign a petition to boycott the restaurant that refused to serve White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over the weekend.

The incident resulted in several officials and pundits criticizing the restaurant for what it saw as unreasonable political targeting. Sanders tweeted that the owner’s “actions say far more about her than about me.”

The incident came the same week multiple Trump administration officials faced protestors while dining out in Washington, D.C. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House senior adviser Stephen Miller were both confronted by protestors on separate occasions at restaurants in the District.

Media Matters reports:

Following her tweet, supporters of President Donald Trump and pro-Trump trolls started targeting the restaurant, its staff, its owner, and her family online.

The avalanche of harassment so far has included doxxing her (publishing her personal contact information) on multiple online platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and message boards Voat and 4chan.

Trolls uploaded pictures of the owner’s family, including her son, on 4chan threads that included death threats. They also posted what seemed to be her personal phone number on a now-archived thread.