Stephanie Wilkinson, the owner of the Virginia restaurant responsible for kicking White House press secretary Sarah Sanders and her family out is stepping aside from leadership of Lexington, Virginia’s Main Street Program.
Main Street Lexington is like our own Cape Charles Main Street program, part of Virginia Main Street, an organization tasked with promoting economic viability across the state.
Elizabeth Outland Branner, the president of the organization, accepted Wilkinson’s resignation Tuesday morning, WSLS reported.
“Considering the events of the past weekend, Stephanie felt it best that for the continued success of Main Street Lexington, she should step aside,” Branner wrote in an email.
“This feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable actions and decisions to uphold their morals,” Stephani Wilkinson.
Her so-called morals are more in line with Robert DeNiro onstage at the Tony’s, shouting “F*** Trump.” Morality had nothing to do with this transplanted liberal New Yorker’s decision to reject Sanders and her party. Real morals would have been to serve people you may disagree with. Grotesque caricatures like Kathy Griffin and Peter Fonda will be making reservations to be sure.
On Sunday, Historic Downtown Lexington’s Facebook page was begging people not to condemn the town for the actions of Wilkinson:
We do not condone the actions of Stephanie Wilkinson, owner of the Red Hen Restaurant and Director of Main Street Lexington. The negative impact and nasty backlash towards our little community is downright appalling. Please do not condemn our town for one person’s actions. To The People, Mr. President Trump & Secretary Sarah Sanders we sincerely apologize for the poor behavior and decision of ONE PERSON!
Congressional Candidate Ben Cline was also quick to apologize:
On behalf of my hometown of Lexington, I want to apologize for the rudeness of one liberal New York transplant (who also happens to be Meryl Streep’s cousin). We hope you will come back and enjoy our area’s true southern hospitality.