Owner of Red Hen Restaurant Who Kicked Out Sarah Sanders Resigns from Local Virginia Business Group

The owner of the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, who asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to leave, has resigned from a local business group.

Stephanie Wilkinson stepped down Tuesday as the director of Main Street Lexington, which works to improve the city’s downtown, WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, 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,” Elizabeth Branner, president of the Main Street Lexington Board of Directors, said in a statement.

Tuesday afternoon, Trump supporters and advocates protested outside of the Red Hen asking for tolerance and civility.

The restaurant is not scheduled to open until July 5.

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SOURCE: USA Today, Ashley May