Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife Heidi were assailed as they dined in D.C. Monday evening by demonstrators protesting his support of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, eventually forcing them to exit the restaurant.
Kavanaugh faces allegations of sexual misconduct from multiple women. According to videos posted on social media by an activist group, protesters swarmed the two and chanted, “We believe survivors!”
“Vote no on Kavanaugh!” one protester can be heard saying. “Cancel Kavanaugh for women’s rights.”
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Cruz at one point said “God bless you” to the protesters and asked that they “let my wife through” as they attempted to vacate the area.
Once they had exited, the protesters were told to leave by a restaurant employee. According to media reports, the Cruzes were dining at an Italian restaurant called Fiola.
Protesters also congregated by Cruz’s Austin office in support of Ford and Ramirez earlier on Monday.
Kavanaugh faces allegations of sexual misconduct from two women: Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez. Ford alleges that Kavanaugh forced himself onto her at a high school party in the 1980s, while Ramirez has accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a college party in the 1980s at Yale University when they were students.
Michael Avenatti, who is representing porn star Stormy Daniels and is a potential 2020 presidential candidate, also said he has clients with allegations against Kavanaugh, and one of them will publicly come forward with the allegations in the next several days.
Kavanaugh has rejected all allegations against him.
Sexual assault survivor questioned Cruz during disruption at fancy Washington DC restaurant. Cruz ignores her. #CancelKavanaugh pic.twitter.com/bbtQ8TqE4H— Smash Racism DC (@SmashRacismDC) September 25, 2018