Maven’s Says No to Beto After Receiving Threats of Boycott
Maven’s Inn & Grill in Canyon Lake today canceled a Saturday campaign appearance by Texas Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Beto O’Rourke.
The popular food-and-music venue’s owners decided not to host the People of Texas Town Hall-Comal County after receiving threats from residents who said they would boycott the restaurant and shut it down, Democrat Precinct 105 Chair Jason Gillett said.
“I didn’t believe there was any place in the United States where a candidate for governor couldn’t show up and address the voting public without having to face this kind of thing,” he said.
The threats weren’t anonymous either.
A spokesperson for O’Rourke’s campaign did not immediately return a request for comment, nor did Maven’s owners return a call from MyCanyonLake.com.
However, a woman who answered the phone at Maven’s confirmed the cancellation.
Comal Democrats are scrambling to find another venue for the Saturday town hall and expect to make an announcement soon.
Saturday’s event is sponsored by Democrats of Comal County.