Here Are All the Emails Received by the City of Lexington Over Sarah Sanders’ Red Hen Incident Here Are All the Emails Received by the City of Lexington Over Sarah Sanders’ Red Hen Incident – NTK Network

Here Are All the Emails Received by the City of Lexington Over Sarah Sanders’ Red Hen Incident

City management got an earful from residents and visitors alike who feel the White House press secretary was treated unfairly.

By NTK Staff | 07.17.2018 @4:00pm
Here Are All the Emails Received by the City of Lexington Over Sarah Sanders’ Red Hen Incident

The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia found itself at the center of a media firestorm when the owner refused to serve White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.

To her credit, Sanders and her group of fellow diners left the restaurant without incident, but when the media caught wind of what had happened, Sanders tweeted to confirm the fact that she was booted from the restaurant because of her close ties to President Trump.

The backlash was immediate. NTK Network previously disclosed emails received by Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-VA) office, which included longtime residents and visitors alike condemning the restaurant owner’s decision and calling for the business’s license to be revoked.

Thanks to Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) law, NTK Network was able to obtain the emails sent to the city government of Lexington around the time of the incident. Emails include those sent to and received by both the city manager, Noah Simon, and his executive assistant, Jani Hostetter.

One resident called on the Red Hen’s owner, Stephanie Wilkinson, to step down from the Main Street Lexington board, a group whose goal it is to enhance the economic prosperity and cultural vitality of the community. “Displaying bigotry and bias towards visitors to the Lexington/Rockbridge County community is in complete conflict with the mission statement” of the group, one writer said.

“We are an embarrassment,” another wrote.

Another person, who said she lives in New York, wrote that she would “certainly avoid Lexington” when visiting her brother-in-law in Virginia. “My Make America Great Again bumper sticker might get my car egged, or the air let out of my tires.”

To read these emails and dozens of others like it, check out the documents below:

Red Hen Restaurant Emails to City Manager Noah Simon by NTK Network on Scribd

Red Hen Restaurant Emails to Exec. Assistant to City Manager Jani Hostetter by NTK Network on Scribd

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