NJ Senator Tweets He Couldn’t Get Coffee Today Because of A Day Without Immigrants, Internet Responds
New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez, on this a day without immigrants, tweeted he and his fellow Capitol Hill staffers could not get their coffee today because immigrants were not working to serve them in a restaurant.
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) February 16, 2017
Now, we’re not ones to put words into the mouth of an elected official, but we are going to assume Senator Menendez was highlighting what immigrants do on a daily basis and without them working today their role in society is being highlighted. Some on Twitter, however, took that tweet to mean just the opposite…
@SenatorMenendez so what you are saying is you use them as slaves or personal servants? U have lost your mind!
— Tony Buero (@BueroTony) February 16, 2017
— KGB Babe Pattie (@tocuteforprison) February 16, 2017
@SenatorMenendez I’m one of your constituents and I have to say this is a little “out of touch”. Most of us have to make/get our own coffee
— Christopher Race (@crace13) February 16, 2017
@SenatorMenendez U cant make your own coffee? I know politicians dont want to work but this is ridiculous.Can U go to the bathroom W/O help?
— Tony C (@TonyC725) February 16, 2017
The day is intended to show the impact of immigrants on daily life in the United States in response to President Donald Trump, whose administration has pledged to increase the deportation of immigrants living in the country illegally. The protest gained momentum on social media and by word of mouth.