Rep. Louie GohmertLouie GohmertGOP lawmaker threatens Target boycott over LGBT bathroom policy Republicans face off with protesters outside Supreme Court Republican: Obama, Trump use same tactics against critics 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 GrahamThe beginning of the end for Ted Cruz Graham: 'Lucifer may be the only person Trump can beat in a general election' Sunday shows preview: Cruz pulls out all the stops ahead of Indiana MORE (R-S.C.) shared his "usual order" with followers, but also tweeted that he had Chick-fil-A for breakfast.
Rep. Robert AderholtRobert AderholtHouse panel approves agriculture, energy spending bills GOP scrambles for response to Obama's gun control actions Lawmakers press for Christians to be included in ISIS genocide designation MORE (R-Ala.) also tweeted a snapshot of a small feast he and his office staff were set to consume.
Rep. Diane BlackDiane BlackWatchdog: Group broke federal law escorting women to abortion clinics Backlash to Tubman decision limited, isolated Licensing tax preparers won't help consumers 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