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California Democrats call for In-N-Out-Burger-boycott
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A call for a boycott of burger joint “In-N-Out” by a prominent California Democrat, everything sizzle and no steak like.
California democratic party Chairman Eric Bauman addresses the idea of the Protest, the restaurant last week following reports that the chain had donated money to the GOP.
But on Monday, Bauman seemingly went back to his call-to-action, in a cryptic statement.
“There is no boycott,” Bauman said, according to The Fresno Bee. “I have a tweet out at 10:30 in the night and it turned into a whole thing. We have raised so much money in small donations as a result of that, a tweet and so many people have with this tweet, nearly a million people, so it is amazing how there was this huge boycott.”
Bauman’s latest comments came at a labor Day Breakfast at the Fresno Fairgrounds, after he responded to the reports that the fast food chain had donated the $25,000, the California Republican party.
“Et tu, In-N-Out,” Bauman tweeted on Aug. 30. “Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican y… it’s time #BoycottInNOut – Trump and his cronies support this scary… maybe animal style!”
The tweet has been retweeted more than 5,000 times. For those who don’t, the chain’s “animal style” burgers fried with mustard and gherkins, grilled onions and extra spread.
Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican y… it’s time #BoycottInNOut – Trump and his cronies support this scary… maybe animal style!https://t.co/9zkdFaG5CJ
— Eric Bauman (@Eric Bauman) August 30, 2018
The state of the Democratic party of Bauman’s call for a boycott, however, has not said officially that it was his “personal view” and not yet officially the policy of the state, of the party.
“We are not happy that In-N-Out gave the money, but we are not calling for an official boycott,” John Vigna, the party’s communications director, told the Los Angeles Times. “Democrats are very fired up. Chair [Bauman] is definitely a voice, a feeling that many people have now.”
In-N-Out raised the donations, claiming that the chain has made “equal contributions for both Democratic and Republican” PACs in California this year.
“For years, In-N-Out Burger, the legislators, regardless of political affiliation, a policy to promote the strengths of California and allow us to continue operating, with the values of providing strong pay and great benefits for our employees,” Executive Vice President Arnie Wensinger said in a statement.
Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.
Matt Richardson is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @MRichardson713.