Rep. Louie GohmertLouie GohmertGOP rep: Trump ‘courageous’ for giving Cruz speech GOP bill would block undocumenteds from military service GOP rep Gohmert: Obama has ‘divided us more than ever’ MORE (R-Texas) tweeted a picture of a spread of the fast-food chain’s famous sandwiches that served as lunch for his Washington office staff.
Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamVulnerable GOP senators praise Kaine Meghan McCain: ‘I no longer recognize my party’ Ex-UN ambassador John Bolton: Trump should take back NATO remarks MORE (R-S.C.) shared his "usual order" with followers, but also tweeted that he had Chick-fil-A for breakfast.
Rep. Robert AderholtRobert AderholtTaxpayers are paying for scientific scaremongering House panel approves agriculture, energy spending bills GOP scrambles for response to Obama's gun control actions MORE (R-Ala.) also tweeted a snapshot of a small feast he and his office staff were set to consume.
Rep. Diane BlackDiane BlackHouse approves bill to shield anti-abortion healthcare workers Conscience rights under threat in US HHS chief meets with House Republicans on abortion dispute MORE (R-Tenn.) also tweeted that she brought sandwiches to a congressional Bible study, offering a photo as proof.
Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee launched the conservative effort to rally around Chick-fil-A following a boycott by gay-marriage groups in the wake of the chain’s CEO, Dan Cathy, declaring that he and the company were “guilty as charged” for supporting the “traditional family.”
Santorum and Huckabee led the way, but Twitter on Wednesday was full of photos from various Chick-fil-A restaurants doing a booming business, and "Chick-fil-A" was trending nationwide. Republicans had already turned to Twitter to make their support clear during the previous week.
Democrats have mostly stayed mum on the topic, but last Friday Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted that she “[preferred] Kentucky Fried Chicken," turning her tweet into a direct jab at Chick-fil-A with a hashtag.
For the record, I prefer Kentucky Fried Chicken.— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) July 27, 2012