Sen. Ted Cruz was forced to leave a D.C. restaurant last night after activists swarmed him, demanding to know his position on embattled SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
In videos posted to Twitter, activists can be seen confronting the Cruz and his wife,as the couple makes their way to a table at an Italian restaurant, Fiola, near the Capitol.
The videos already have more than 1.3 million views since they were posted late Monday.
A woman who identities herself as a constituent of the Texas Republican and a survivor of sexual assault,
“I’d love to talk with you about Brett Kavanaugh tonight. I’m a constituent. Love to know what your vote is going to be tonight. I know that you’re very close friends with Mr. Kavanaugh. And do you believe survivors, sir?“
As Cruz and his wife walk away from them, the group then starts chanting,
“We believe survivors!“
“God bless you.“
The woman then says to the senator,
“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. Did you talk to him about that? Did you talk to him about his position?“
As the protesters surround Cruz’s table begin chanting more & more, Cruz and his wife get their things walk out of the restaurant. Cheers erupt in the second video.
CNN has reported previously that Cruz announced his support for Kavanaugh,
“By any measure, Judge Kavanaugh is one of the most respected federal judges in the country, and I look forward to supporting his nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.“
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