Leftist protesters disrupted Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and his wife Heidi Cruz as they were trying to enjoy their dinner in a Washington, D.C., restaurant, and they proudly posted their videos online.
"Senator, I have a right to know..."
The group of protesters shouted and screamed at Cruz and his wife, apparently angry about the impending vote to confirm Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the nominee to the Supreme Court.
In the video, several protesters screamed "we believe survivors!" as Cruz attempts to leave the restaurant.
"Cancel Kavanaugh for women's rights! For every marginalized community!" said one protester.
"Activists just chased @TedCruz out of a fancy Washington DC restaurant," an account named @SmashRacismDC tweeted.
"Cruz has been friends with creep Kavanaugh for 20 years," they added. "Now Cruz is on judiciary committee hearing his testimony."
"Fascists not welcome!" the tweet concluded. "#CancelKavanugh"
In another video posted to the social media account, a protester accosts Cruz about his friendship with Kavanaugh.
"Senator, I have a right to know what your position is on Brett Kavanaugh!" she yells at Cruz.
"God bless you ma'am," he responds.
Sexual assault survivor questioned Cruz during disruption at fancy Washington DC restaurant. Cruz ignores her. #CancelKavanaughpic.twitter.com/bbtQ8TqE4H
— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018
Kavanaugh's accuser has agreed to testify against him before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
Critics of Kavanaugh charge that the allegations against him are serious enough that his nomination must be postponed until a full investigation can be completed. Defenders of the nominee respond that the allegations aren't substantiated very well, and that a confirmation vote should be held quickly.
Political harassment at restaurants are a thing now
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters (Calif.) was criticized roundly for advocating that members of the Trump administration be harassed by protesters in public spaces. She made the comments after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant because the servers objected to her politics.