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Sen. Cruz Chased From Restaurant By Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters

Posted at 10:10 AM, Sep 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-25 10:10:54-04

(NBC News) — Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and his wife were chased out of a Washington, D.C., restaurant Monday night by anti-Brett Kavanaugh protesters chanting, “We believe survivors.”

Videos of the incident was posted to Twitter by a group called “Smash Racism DC.”

The videos show a group of protesters heckling Cruz and his wife, Heidi, over President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as the pair attempt to work their way through the crowd toward the exit.

One protester yells, “Are you going to confirm your best friend Brett Kavanaugh?” Another demonstrator shouts, “Vote no on Kavanaugh.” A third protester raises her middle finger at Cruz.

An employee of the restaurant is seen helping the Cruzes leave, and after they do, the protesters are asked to leave, too.

The Daily Beast identified the restaurant as Fiola, an upscale Italian eatery near the Smithsonian Institution.