Recalled Anti-Immigrant Legislator Banned From Two Mexican Restaurants
Russell Pearce, former Arizona state Senate President and sponsor of Arizona’s harshest anti-immigration law to date, was ousted from office last November. Then last week, Pearce was barred from hosting two fundraising events at Mexican restaurants.
Pearce scheduled the first event at Macayo’s restaurant, but Latino activists called the restaurant and scheduled a protest. According to the AzCapitolTimes, Pearce then tried to move his event to Oaxa Restuarante y Cantina, but was soon barred from there as well:
Within hours, Oaxaca also cancelled Pearce’s event. Joseph Aguayo, the restaurant’s manager, told Arizona Capitol Times he did so after Garcia Blase contacted him and told him the event, which she said was registered under a different name, was actually to help Pearce raise money in his bid to return to the Senate after being recalled last year.
It is interesting that someone so anti-immigration would insist on having Mexican food served at his fundraiser.
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