Sen. Ted Cruz became the latest victim of harassment by leftist protesters as he and his wife were forced to leave a restaurant because of the hostile crowd.
“We believe survivors! We believe survivors!” shouted members of a group who assailed the Texas Republican at a Washington, D.C. restaurant on Monday.
Videos of the incident were posted to the Twitter page of a group called “Smash Racism DC.”
The group shouted at Cruz as he entered the restaurant and approached the table where he sat with his wife, Heidi, repeatedly shouting, “We believe survivors!”
BREAKING. Activists just chased @TedCruz out of a fancy Washington DC restaurant, chanting “We Believe Survivors!”
Cruz has been friends with creep Kavanaugh for 20 years. Now Cruz is on judiciary committee hearing his testimony.
— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018
— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018
“Hi, I’d love to talk to with about Brett Kavanaugh tonight. I’m a constituent, love to know what your vote is gonna be tonight. I know that you’re very close friends with Mr. Kavanaugh,” a woman off camera could be heard saying. “Do you believe survivors?”
“Senator, I have a right to know what your position is on Brett Kavanaugh,” she continued.
“God bless you, ma’am,” Cruz could be heard responding over the shouting.
“Bless you as well, I really appreciate you,” the woman replied. “I’m a survivor of sexual assault, mam. I believe all survivors. There are now three people who have come forward and who have said that Brett Kavanaugh has attacked them. I know that you’re close friends with him. Could you talk to him about that? Could you talk to him about his position?”
“Let’s go ahead and go,” Cruz told his wife as they attempted to exit the restaurant.
“How are you gonna vote sir?” the woman continued.
“Vote no on Kavanaugh!” one protester shouted. “Cancel Kavanaugh for women’s rights.”
At one point, one protester could be heard off camera saying, “Beto’s way hotter than you, dude!” referring to Cruz’s Democratic challenger for his U.S. Senate seat, congressman Beto O’Rourke.
“Excuse me, let my wife through,” Cruz said, pushing his way through the mob.
“Sexist, racist, anti-gay!” yelled another classless protester.
The group cheered as the senator left with his wife and as a restaurant employee asked the hostile group to leave because the area is a “private space.”
Sen. Ted Cruz is latest Republican to be harassed in public. Incidents became common over the summer:
6/18: Miller heckled at restaurant
6/20: Sec. Nielsen chased out of restaurant
6/22: Sanders refused service at Red Hen
6/23: Pam Bondi heckled at movie theater
Many more… https://t.co/KOlbaIVCBy
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) September 25, 2018
Cruz, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has called for one of Kavanaugh’s accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, to testify.
“These allegations are serious and deserve to be treated with respect,” Cruz said in a statement, according to The Texas Tribune. “Professor Ford should have a full opportunity to tell her story before the Judiciary Committee, and Judge Kavanaugh should have a full opportunity to defend himself.”
The disruptive hecklers at the Washington restaurant certainly got the attention they were seeking but they were summarily bashed on Twitter by both sides of the aisle for their “unhinged” behavior.
Im as liberal as they come but this is not good. As a black man, I instantly think that something like this could easily happen to a black prominent person from Far Right crazies. I wish these activists here put as much time in turning out the vote as they do with this. Shameful.
— Holyfield Gray (@holyfieldgray) September 25, 2018
“Activists”? You mean scumbags harassing a U.S. Senator because they oppose his political beliefs? Nothing would upset these “activists” more than if the Cruz camp fundraised off of these idiots. ➡️ https://t.co/TcLLWyBRw0 https://t.co/Zxj2H2MMHu
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) September 25, 2018
These people are animals. https://t.co/m1et0JnQil
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) September 25, 2018
Nope. This is pure harassment. In fact, all this achieves is the polar opposite effect, as it actually pushes more people to the opposing side. There is nothing wrong with peacefully protesting, but forcing someone to want to leave a restaurant? I think not.
— Michele Ducray (@micheleducray) September 25, 2018
Wonder if that last bimbo is finding Ellison and interrupting his dinner. I’ll bet not
— Special K ™ ?? (@InfamousK48) September 25, 2018
These people are Unhinged.
— Julie Howard (@howard_juliea) September 25, 2018
Unbelievable how low those people go! https://t.co/9Svix58tJK
— usmade100 (@usmade100) September 25, 2018
What kind of country are we turning into? Who the hell are these liberals intimidating innocent people? You are starting to piss off a lot of good Americans who will not put up with bullies.
— Fernando Amandi Sr. ?? (@FernandoAmandi) September 25, 2018
As a 24 yr vet I am embarassed by what has become of our country. Democrats could care less about what is best 4 the country. Their only concern is power and shoving their ideology down the throats of anyone who opposes their views.
— Steve Sztanya (@Sztanya1) September 25, 2018
You’re looking at the modern mainstream Democratic Party. This isn’t the fringe anymore
— Michael Fischer (@wickfisch) September 25, 2018
I blame management for letting them in! Police should have been called immediately!
— cindy (@18cingirl) September 25, 2018
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