VIDEO | Cruz, wife heckled out of DC restaurant by Kavanaugh protesters
The post by local Antifa group Smash Racism DC shows Cruz at dinner Monday night while people crowd around him chanting "We believe survivors!"
See the full video below, courtesy of Smash Racism DC.
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Kavanaugh is facing allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford in 1982. Cruz responded by saying "excuse me," "God bless you" and asking the crowd to let his wife through as they left the restaurant, which the group says was Fiola, a high-end Italian restaurant.
The group released the following statement regarding its actions:
"No—you can’t eat in peace—your politics are an attack on us all.
"Your votes are a death wish. Your votes are hate crimes.
"Tonight Senator Ted Cruz arrived at Fiola, an upscale restaurant mere steps from the White House, to enjoy a hearty Italian dinner. He could have dined on a lavish four course meal for only $145 while millions of Americans struggle to buy groceries. He might have sampled from the top shelf wine list as migrant children languish in cages. He’d have laughed with his wife while women and members of the LGBTQ community collectively gasp in horror as Senator Cruz pushes forward on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. At least he could have had activists not interrupt his evening just as he was being seated.
"Instead, activists from Smash Racism DC, Resist This, DC IWW, members of DC Democratic Socialists of America, Anarchists, women, sexual assault survivors, and members of the LGBTQ community interrupted Ted Cruz’s peaceful meal. While our disruption does not compare in scale to the disruptions his actions as a Senator have had on millions of American lives, we hope that it reminds Cruz and others like him that they are not safe from the people they have hurt.
"This is a message to Ted Cruz, Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump and the rest of the racist, sexist, transphobic, and homophobic right-wing scum: You are not safe. We will find you. We will expose you. We will take from you the peace you have taken from so many others.
"Some Anti Fascist Hooligans
"We demand a world free of sexual violence and state violence. We want a world without prisons, borders, or capitalism. You should be embarrassed for existing."