Footage tweeted by Smash Racism DC showed a group of anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters chanting, “We believe survivors,” as Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, sat down at a table in a fancy Italian restaurant, Fiola.
One woman approached Cruz, saying that she was a survivor of sexual assault and wondered how he was going to vote on the confirmation of the Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.
BREAKING. Activists just chased @TedCruz out of a fancy Washington DC restaurant, chanting “We Believe Survivors!”— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) 25 сентября 2018 г.
Cruz has been friends with creep Kavanaugh for 20 years. Now Cruz is on judiciary committee hearing his testimony.
Fascists not welcome! #CancelKavanugh pic.twitter.com/7mx6Tc32za
“God bless you, ma’am,” Cruz replied, but the group continued yelling until the senator and his wife got up and left the eatery, with one man shouting, “Ted Cruz and Brett Kavanaugh are best friends,” as the couple exited the place.
Two women have accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct: while Christine Blasey Ford claimed that he had assaulted her at a high-school party back in 1982, the second woman, Deborah Ramirez, alleged that Kavanaugh had exposed himself to her at a Yale dorm party.
The Supreme Court nominee has strongly denied both allegations, with President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissing the accusations as false and politically motivated.