Two U.S. Senators mock the idea of “Meatless Monday” at the United States Department of Agriculture with “Meat Monday”.

Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) celebrated “Meat Monday” with barbeque beef brisket, ribs, and sausage from the Hill Country BBQ restaurant.

The USDA recently encouraged its employees to avoid eating meat on Mondays, but immediately drew harsh criticism from Ag producers and cattle raisers.

In some of the toughest times they’ve seen in recent memory, Texas cattle ranchers and farmers deserve an Administration who works with them, not one who undermines them with boneheaded decisions from bureaucrats in Washington,” said Sen. Cornyn in a Monday press release.

Senator Grassley added, “This is a reminder to USDA that it’s supposed to advocate for American agriculture, not against it.”